Jabez Dayo Lawuyi is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA). He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in1972, by passing the examinations of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants of the United Kingdom (ACCA). He is also a Member of the Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria. He was invited to the Board of Dunlop Nigeria Plc in 1986, and became the Managing Director in 1991. He is now the non executive Chairman of the Company. His varied experience in our economic life spanning over 40 years, with over 30 years on the Board of various institutions. He is also on the Board of Mississauga Christian Academy, a Christian School located in the Ontario Province of Canada.
Mr. Lawuyi has also served in various other capacities, some of which include:
i. President of the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA)
ii. Member, International Organization of Employers, Geneva
iii. Council Member, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria
iv. Member, Editorial Advisory Board of a respected Financial Newspaper
v. Board member, Nigerian Economic Summit Group
vi. President of the Organised Private Sector, 2004/2005
vii. Past President, Business Club Ikeja
viii. Member, Vision 2010 Committee and Co-ordinating Secretary of the Privatization Committee
ix. Past President, Lagos Business School Alumni Association
Dayo Lawuyi was conferred with the Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) in November, 2000. He is married and has three grown up children.
Mr. Richard Farrant arrived in Nigeria with his wife Jacquie, working with F.M. Barshall Ltd in 1978, to promote machinery and raw materials in the Textile, Plastics and Packaging industries. In 1982 an opportunity to join the newly started company of Cormart (Nigeria) Ltd, which saw Richard and Jacquie move from Apapa to Ilupeju, and two years later to Ikeja.
Richard Hornsby and Don Bennett persuaded Mr. Farrant to join the Grange Board, and then take over the time consuming task as treasurer. As a local businessman and entrepreneur he could bring a different viewpoint to the Grange. Then Chief Dankaro and Prince Julius Adelusi Adeluyi together with Henry Shu pressured him to become Chairman.
Mr. Simi Shonibare is a member of the Board of Directors of Grange Education Ltd/Gte. An astute legal practitioner of over 13 years. He is a graduate of law from the University of Essex. In addition, he holds a Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP Law School in London, United Kingdom. And was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2011.
He worked with a number of organisations both in the United Kingdom and Nigeria, including, Mayer Brown LLP, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Aluko & Oyebode Legal Practitioners working with a number of organisations including but not limited to banks, oil/gas and power companies as well as IT Infrastructure companies on their corporate finance, project finance, asset finance and property finance requirements.
Mr. Shonibare is currently an Executive Director at Alaba Shonibare & Co a property development and management business and his specific role includes, legal adviser, business development and facility management.
Mr Kola Karim a member of the Board of Directors of Grange Education Ltd/Gte is also the Chairman of Shoreline Natural Resources. His current portfolio consists of business in the construction, commodity trading, agro-allied products, oil and gas, engineering and power sectors. Mr. Karim who is also the current Chairman of Costain West Africa Plc serves as director in seven (7) other companies including Shoreline Power Ltd, Shoreline Energy International, Ecobank Nigeria Plc, Schlumberger Testing & Production Services Nigeria Limited, Trans Amadi Facilities Ltd and Chairman, Nigerian Ropes Plc.
His future motives revolve around the establishing a firm corporate portfolio of pioneering business operations that will positively contribute to the development and commercial improvement of sub Saharan Africa. Shoreline line energy currently operates in five major countries across Africa and has a strategy to moving into three new countries every year.
Mr. Karim has a charitable foundation based both in UK & Nigeria. A patron of African Modern Art, Mr. Karim enjoys listening to Fela Kuti, playing Polo, watching Rugby and Football. Mr. Karim was awarded Young Global Leader 2008 by the World Economic Forum.
▪ Managing Director/CEO Airtel Networks ( 2012 to date)
▪ Managing Director/CEO, Coca-Cola Hellenic NIGERIA (2011 to 2012)
▪ Managing Director/CEO, Coca-Cola SABCO, KENYA (2009 to 2011)
▪ Managing Director, Retail Bank of Ecobank Transnational Inc., AFRICA (2008/2009)
▪ General Manager / Chief Executive Officer, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, GHANA (1999 to Aug 2008)
▪ Deputy Region Manager, Coca-Cola, Equatorial West Africa Countries (2004 to 2008)
▪ Finance Director at The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of GHANA Limited (1998 to 1999)
▪ Head of Treasury at Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, NIGERIA. (1994 to1996)
▪ Financial Services Associate at The Coca-Cola Company, ATLANTA, U.S.A (1996) (short term assignment)
▪ Audit/Tax/Business Advisory at Arthur Andersen & Co, Lagos, NIGERIA (1988 to 1992)
EDUCATIONAL & PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
▪ BSc Electrical & Electronics Engineering - University of Ife, 1987
▪ Chartered Accountant – Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), 1992
▪ Institute of Credit Administration
DIRECTOR ON THE FOLLOWING BOARDS AT VARIOUS TIMES:
▪ The Nigerian Economic Summit Group
▪ Coca-Cola Holdings, Kenya
▪ Coca-Cola Juice Company Kenya (BSK Limited)
▪ Board of Trustees of Machakos Institute of Developmental Studies (Kenya)
▪ American Chambers of Commerce, Ghana (Former Vice President)
▪ Board of Trustees of the Post Graduate Medical School of Ghana
▪ Junior Achievers, Ghana Chapter
▪ ICT Advisory Board, Nigeria
Mrs. A. Omame is a a member of the Board of Directors of Grange School, Lagos. She is a seasoned legal practitioner and an entrepreneur who has passion for excellence in education. She is the Principal Partner at Vigo Omame & Co and the founder of AsktheLawyerOnline, a library of legal resources for the benefit of lawyers in their practice. She is also a Trustee and an Executive Director of the Literacy Foundation (TLF) Nigeria. Mrs Omame graduated from Grange School over 40 years ago; she brings a wealth of experience in literacy, education and legal practice to the School.
Mr. Patrick Areghan an Alternate Director on the Board of Grange School, Lagos and a member of the School’s Governing Council is Head of Nigeria National Office of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). He serves on the School’s Human Resources Committee supporting management to improve its processes and policies, staff management and lead long term organizational planning.
Mrs. Ajumogobia, the Chairperson of the Governing Council of Grange Educational Limited has over 21 years quality experience in External Audit, Accounting & Finance and Marketing. She began her professional career working with two global audit firms, Peat Marwick Ani Ogunde & Co., and Deloitte where she acquired broad experience in audit, taxation and consultancy across several industries including Banking, Insurance, Construction, Manufacturing, Merchandising and Oil & Gas.
After several years in practice, she joined Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). During her 13 years as a member of Accenture's Senior Management team, she broadened her horizon considerably leading the Finance function and was at various times responsible for oversight of Marketing, Legal and Human Resources. She has been a Non-Executive Director of UAC of Nigeria Plc. since July 22, 2009. A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), Mrs. Ajumogobia graduated from the University of Ibadan with a B.Sc (Honours) degree in Economics in 1982.