Dan Agbor chairs UAC Board as Mbonu becomes non-Executive Director

UAC of Nigeria PLC (UAC) has announced the appointments of Mr Dan Owor Agbor as the Chairman of the Company and Engineer (Dr.) Okechukwu John Mbonu as a Non – Executive Director following the resignation from the Board of the Company of Senator Udoma Udo Udoma and Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, both recently appointed Ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Mr Agbor, 55, is the Managing Partner of one of the leading commercial law firms in the country – Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie. A seasoned lawyer, Mr Agbor, who joined the firm in September 1990 until date, has had a distinguished practice in areas covering banking, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, finance, tax, and the laws relating to foreign investment. He holds the following qualifications: LL.B, Bachelor of Law, B. Sc. in Political Science and M.PA (Masters in Public Administration).

November-2015A former Company Secretary/Legal Adviser of Gulf Bank of Nigeria Limited, he worked variously at the Corporate Finance and Legal Departments of Citibank (formerly Nigeria International Bank Limited) and as a Solicitor in the firm of Ajumogobia, Okeke & Oyebode, a Lagos-based firm of legal practitioners engaged in the general commercial practice of law.

Mr Agbor serves on the Board of the following companies: Chairman, FSDH Securities Limited (Member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange); Director, FSDH Merchant Bank Limited; Director, Pensions Alliance Limited (a Pension Fund Administrator) and Director, Swift Network Services Limited.

Engr Mbonu is a COREN registered engineer, a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), a Fellow of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Fellow of the Sierra Leone Institute of Engineers. He is a Founding Partner of Execution Edge Limited, a company noted for the provision of management advisory services to medium and large scale business enterprises.

Engr Mbonu worked with Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited, Nigerian Breweries PLC, Heineken International and PricewaterhouseCoopers. While at Nigerian Breweries PLC, he was appointed the Human Resource Director in 1999 and the Customer Service Director in 2001. In March 2005, he was posted to Heineken International and then to Sierra Leone Brewery Limited, Freetown as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the company.

Engr Mbonu attended Mayflower School, Ikenne where he obtained his West African School Certificate (WASC) with seven alpha distinctions and was awarded a Shell-BP Overseas scholarship to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manchester, UK, where he graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree, with first class honours and four academic prizes.

In 1978, on completion of his National Youth Service with Shell-BP, he was awarded the prestigious Manchester University Noel Philip Bedson Research Scholarship which in 1982 led to the award of a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manchester University, UK.

As part of his career development, Engr Mbonu attended several local and international learning events including courses at Insead France; London School of Economics, UK; Stanford USA; Wharton School USA; IMD Switzerland and Heineken University, The Netherlands.

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