Board of Directors

Mr. Clement Adekunle Olowokande is the Chairman of the Company. A Chartered Accountant by profession, Mr. Olowokande is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Association of Certified Accountants of the United Kingdom. He served in various accounting and finance capacities in Berger Paints Nigeria PLC which he joined in 1969 before his appointment to the Board as Finance Director in 1987 and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer in 1992. He was appointed Executive Chairman in 2001 and became non-executive Director in 2002. He retired from the Board of Berger Paints in 2013. Currently, he is the Executive Chairman of CAFOA Nigeria Limited and has since 2001, served the Country as Chairman and member of a number of economic and advisory committees. He was appointed director of R.T. Briscoe (Nigeria) PLC on September 5, 2002 and elected Chairman of the Company on October 10, 2002.
Seyi Onajide is the Managing Director. He started his professional career as an intern with deloitte Haskins & Sells an international firm of Chartered Accountants and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989. Subsequently he obtained his Masters Degree in Business Adminstration from the University of Lagos(1998) and now a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria(ICAN).He has attend many management courses locally and internationally including the prestigious Lagos Business School and famous INSEAD, France.Prior to his joining Briscoe in 1998, he had worked with SCOA Nigeria Plc(1990-1993) and 1994-1996) where he became the AGM Finance and subsequently as a Management Consultant to Alchem Industries Limited(1996-1997) and Management Development Associates(1998).He was employed by R.T. Briscoe on Ist of July 1998, appointed the Finance Director in December 2004, Executive Director in chareg of Motor Business in January 2006. In April 2008 he was appointed the Deputy Managing Director, Managing Director- Designate in July 2009 and became the Managing Director in January 2010.
Ms. Adeola Adenike Ade Ojo is an internationally renowned fashion designer and winner of several local and international awards. She is a graduate of the University of Miami where she graduated with a Bachelor of Business degree in 1987. She obtained a Masters of Science (M.Sc) degree in Finance from the University of Lagos in 1989. Ms. Ade Ojo has served as Nigerian Representative in an international campaign by the United Nation World Food Program to raise money towards halving the number of hungry people in the world particularly children. She was appointed a non-executive Director in December, 2004. She is a member of the Board’s Financial Controls, Systems and Risks Committee.
Mr. Akin Ajayi graduated from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Economics. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and a seasoned banker with a wealth of over 20 years experience. He has also attended several short term courses at prestigious business schools which include the International Management Development Institute (IMD), Switzerland in 1993, Lagos Business School (LBS) in 1995, The Cranfield University, UK, in 2001, The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBBS) , University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2004 and Columbia University, USA in 2006. Mr. Ajayi worked as an Officer in the Controls/Audit department of First City Monument Bank Limited from 1988 to 1990. He was the Managing Director of Equity Bank Ltd from 2003 to 2005 before its merger with Intercontinental Bank Plc in 2005 where he served as Executive director from 2005 till his retirement from the Bank in 2008. He is currently the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Libra Energy Services Ltd and also serves on the board of other private Companies including a Non-Government Organization. Mr. Ajayi was appointed a director of the Company in July 2009. He is the Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee as well as the Board’s Business Strategy and Re-Engineering Committee, and member of the Financial Controls, Systems and Risks Committee and the Executive Selection and Remuneration Committee.
Dr. Adewale Olawoyin, SAN is a Legal Practitioner and Senior Lecturer in law at the University of Lagos. He is a 1987 graduate of the Law faculty of the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife and was called to the Bar in 1988. He also has a Masters degree in law (LL.M) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK and a PhD in law from the University of Bristol, UK. Dr. Olawoyin started his career in 1988 with a one year stint as Legal Assistant at the Nigeria Merchant Bank Limited before joining the law firm of Olawoyin & Olawoyin in 1989 where he has been actively involved in legal practice in various capacities as Associate, Senior Associate and Partner. He is currently the Managing Partner of the firm. He serves on the boards of several private companies including a Non-Government Organization. He was appointed a director of the Company in July 2009. He is the Chairman of the Board’s Executive Selection and Remuneration Committee and member of the Financial Controls, Risks Committee as well as the Business Strategy and Re-Engineering Committee.
Alhaji Ali Safiyanu Madugu, mni, an industrialist is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Dala Foods Nigeria Limited, a food processing Company. He holds post graduate diplomas in Management as well as a Masters degree in Business Administration. He is a member of several professional bodies which include the Institute of Directors, Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK, Nigerian Institute of Management and the prestigious National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies. He was appointed a Director of the Company in December 2013. He is a member of the Board’s Executive Selection and Remuneration Committee as well as the Business Strategy and Re-Engineering Committees.
8. Sir Sunday Nnamdi Nwosu, KSS, GCOA, MIoD, a well-known Apostle of good corporate governance is the Founder and National Coordinator of the Independent Shareholders Association of Nigeria. He is an astute investor in a sizeable number of quoted companies on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and also serves on the Board or Audit Committee of some of them. Sir Nwosu is an Active member in the Federal Government Commission on Vision 20:20:20 and also a member of the Institute of Directors. He is the Chairman of the Board’s Financial Controls, Systems and Risks Committee and a member of the Executive Selection and Remuneration as well as the Business Strategy and Re-Engineering Committees. Sir Nwosu was appointed to the Board on March 27, 2014.