Transcorp Hotels Plc, the hospitality subsidiary of Transcorp Group has reinforced its commitment to corporate governance with the appointment of the former Corporate Affairs Commission Registrar Alhaji Garba Abubakar as Independent Non-Executive Director.
Hailed as one of the most reform-minded heads of agency in Nigeria during his time at CAC, Abubakar worked hard to midwife the business-friendly Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020.
He also led efforts to block all avenues for bureaucratic hiccups and encouraged digitalization of the agency, leading among other reforms, to the commencement of virtual Annual General Meetings in the country.
According to a filing on the Nigerian Exchange (NGX), Abubakar joins the Transcorp Hotels Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director, effective December 15, 2023.
Abubakar brings with him a wealth of experience gained over 34 years in the corporate world. His illustrious career includes a 19-year tenure at the Corporate Affairs Commission, where he held various pivotal positions, such as Director of Compliance, Special Adviser to the Registrar General, and Deputy Director of Compliance. A distinguished alumnus of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Mr. Abubakar holds a law degree and was called to the Nigerian bar in 1989. He is an esteemed member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Chartered Institute of Mediators and Conciliators, and the Institute of Directors (Chartered), among others.
Also appointed to the Board of Transcorp Hotels is Adesimbo Ukiri who joins as Non-Executive Director, effective December 15, 2023.
Adesimbo Bello-Ukiri is the pioneer Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Avon Healthcare Ltd (Avon HMO). She possesses a wealth of professional experience spanning over 30 years and is also currently the Sector Head of the healthcare companies within the Heirs Holding Group.
She has a track record in organizational transformation and galvanising leadership teams to superior performance levels.
A trained lawyer, Adesimbo is a Sloan Fellow of London Business School, where she obtained an MSc in Management, specialising in Strategy and Leadership. She holds an LLB from Obafemi Awolowo University and was called to the Nigerian bar in 1991. Her professional experience straddles diverse sectors – Financial services (Crystal Bank, now UBA PLC), Oil & Gas Exploration and Services (Amber Resources, BG Group), FMCG (Guinness Nigeria PLC), Telecommunications (Econet, V-Mobile, now Airtel) and Healthcare (Hygeia HMO).
Across these sectors her roles have been equally diverse and include Managing Director, Chief Marketing Officer, Head of Sales Division, and other leadership roles with responsibilities for Strategy, Human Resources, Finance, and Operations.
Adesimbo serves on the Board of Heirs Life Assurance Ltd as a Non-Executive Director and is also a member of the Technology and Data Committee of the Tony Elumelu Foundation.