Lafarge Africa appoints two directors

Lafarge Africa appoints two directors
Published: 04 November 2014


Lafarge Africa Plc has appointed Adepeju Adebajo and Anders Kristiansson to the board of the company, as disclosed in a statement issued by the company to the Nigerian bourse.

Lafarge Africa said Mrs Adebajo is currently managing director of the WAPCO Operations, prior to which she served as CEO and MD at Mouka Ltd. ‘’She was already the CEO, UTC Nigeria Plc, where she successfully turned the business around,’’ the company said. It added that Adebajo previously headed strategic planning, brand management and product development at United Bank for Africa and has had management consulting experience at Boston Consulting Group in the UK and financial analysis experience at Citibank in the UK.

Mr Kristiansson is a Swedish citizen who started his career with Procter & Gamble (P&G) in Scandinavia and thereafter worked for P&G in South Africa, according to Lafarge Africa. ‘’He has been a global divisional controller for Eaton Automotive working in Europe and North America, thereafter he went back to Africa to oversee Celtel’s [today Airtel] finance departments across its African operations as director of financial operations," the cement producer stated.  It further noted that Kristiansson moved to Nigeria in 2008 as group CFO for PZ Cussons Nigeria, managing Finance and IT for PZ’s five Nigerian companies. Prior to joining Lafarge, he was the CFO for NBC/Coca-Cola HBC’s operations in Nigeria.