FBN Holdings Plc has announced the appointment of OluseyeKosoko as the Company Secretary subject to regulatory approval.
The holding company explained that its outgoing Company Secretary, TijjaniBorodo, would still be around for the next few months to ensure a seamless transition for the substantive Company Secretary. Tijjani will be retiring after three decades of combined services to both FirstBank of Nigeria Limited and subsequently FBN Holdings Plc, â€œproviding exceptional company secretariat and legal support to the Group.â€
Prior to Kosokoâ€™s appointment, he had served as Head of Legal and the Company Secretary, Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited; Managing Solicitor, Henley, Crankshaw Solicitors; Chief Legal Officer/Company Secretary, Econet Wireless Nigeria Limited (Now Airtel Networks); Citibank Nigeria, where he rose to the position of General Counsel/Company Secretary/ and pioneer Country Compliance Head, with oversight for Corporate Affairs.
He also worked as Tax Consultant at Price Waterhouse and was also one of the pioneer lecturers at the Faculty of Law, Lagos State University.
He is a graduate of the University of Ife in 1984 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985. He obtained his LL.M in 1987, from the University of Lagos..
According to the Group Managing Director of FBN Holdings Plc, UK Eke, Kosoko brings to bear on the Executive Management and Board of FBN Holdings UK over 25 yearsâ€™ extensive experience in legal framework, company secretarial duties, and governance advisory.Â He also stated that Tijjani would be missed, saying â€œhis exemplary dedication to the Group will remain one of the bright spots in the history of FBNHoldings.â€
â€œWe welcome Seye on board while we wish Tijjani many fruitful years ahead.â€
â€œKosokoâ€™s appointment is consistent with FBN Holdings corporate governance and succession plan that ensures that there is balance of knowledge and experience at the highest decision making levels of the Group,â€ he added.