The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has appointed Karl Toriola, chief executive officer (CEO) of MTN Nigeria, Ndidi Nwuneli, founder of LEAP Africa and managing partner of Sahel Consulting Agriculture and Nutrition Ltd, to its board of directors.
In a statement, Asue Ighodalo, chairman of NESG’s board of directors, said Nwuneli and Toriola were appointed alongside Amina Maina, CEO of MRS Holdings Ltd; Mike Sangster, CEO, Total E & P Limited.
The other newly appointed board members are Omoboyede Olusanya, CEO, Flour Mills Nigeria Plc; Wassim El-Husseini, CEO, Nestlé Nigeria Plc; Nnanna Ude, managing partner, Agon Continental Ltd and Lanre Akinbo, managing partner, Wizer Group.
Also, Kyari Bukar, managing partner of Tran-Sahara Investment Corporation, returns to the NESG board.
Ighodalo expressed optimism that the newly appointed directors will collaborate with current board members to drive the mandate of “Nigeria’s foremost think tank and policy advocacy group.”
“We appreciate all members for their commitment in the national interest and charge every Nigerian to remain steadfast, innovative and resilient in these challenging times,” he said.
The current members of the NESG board are Olaniyi Yusuf, vice-chair; Osagie Okunbor, 2nd vice-chair; ‘Laoye Jaiyeola, CEO of NESG; Foluso Phillip, former NESG chairman; Adedoyin Salami, chairman of presidential economic advisory council; Yinka Sanni, CEO of Stanbic IBTC and Udeme Ufot, CEO of SO&U Group.
Other board members include Tony Attah, CEO of NLNG; Wonu Adetayo, CEO of Kainos Edge Consulting Limited; Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, country manager, Google Nigeria; Adekunle Elebute, chairman of KPMG Africa; Frank Aigbogun, publisher of Businessday and Segun Ogunsanya, founder of Social Intervention Advocacy Foundation (SIAF).