Unilever Nigeria has officially announced the resignation of Mrs. Bidemi Ademola from her position as Executive Director on the Board of Directors and General Counsel at Unilever Nigeria Plc.
Mrs. Abidemi Ademola’s resignation from Unilever Nigeria will become effective today, May 31, 2023, as stated in the company’s notice to the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX).
In their official statement, the Board of Directors and management of Unilever Nigeria expressed their best wishes for Mrs. Ademola’s future endeavors and conveyed sincere appreciation for her invaluable contributions and legal expertise during her impressive 27-year career at Unilever.
Tim Kleinebenne, the Managing Director of Unilever Nigeria, personally thanked Mrs. Ademola for her unwavering dedication, commitment, and significant professional contributions to the business throughout her tenure at Unilever.
The statement highlighted Mrs. Abidemi Ademola’s extensive experience and expertise as a highly skilled Corporate Counsel, Governance Professional, and Executive Business Leader with over 27 years of practical experience in Commercial Law and Corporate Governance, particularly in Nigeria and West Africa.
Driven by a personal purpose to establish a lasting legacy by shaping capabilities in Governance, Risk, and Compliance, Mrs. Ademola excels in proactively identifying legal, regulatory, compliance, and corporate governance risks to businesses.
She has played a crucial role in developing innovative strategies to mitigate these risks, ensuring smooth business operations and long-term sustainability.
Mrs. Ademola has successfully built robust legal teams and has been involved in various significant legal transactions and projects across West Africa.
For over a decade, she has provided essential support to the Unilever Nigeria Board in implementing world-class Corporate Governance practices and processes, greatly enhancing the effectiveness of the Board. Mrs. Ademola’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Laws degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, a Master of Laws degree from the University of Lagos, Akoka, and an MBA in Leadership from Walden University in the United States.