Ade Adefeko, vice president and head corporate and government relations, Olam Nigeria, has been named a board member of African Wealth Report (AWR) in a non-executive capacity. The appointment was announced in a statement by the AWR advisory board.
Adefeko is a respected agricultural chain and food expert, as well as a brand and communications exponent. He is currently Vice President and Head Corporate and Government Relations with Olam Nigeria, the leading agribusiness and food company in Nigeria, which is a subsidiary of Singapore based Olam International a company with global presence in 70 countries organised into 16 platforms comprising 47 Agri-commodities.
A foremost external relations and stakeholder management specialist, Adefeko brings to the advisory board of AWR intimate knowledge of policy issues all over Africa, strong linkages and familiarity with key leaders and Government functionaries at the highest level. He is a rapport builder and understands the need for subtle and effective commercial diplomacy which would help to drive intelligence and data effort within the wealth management space in the continent.
Paul Andrew, the chairman, AWR, says Adefeko’s appointment has been received with joy at AWR as the organisation hopes to take advantage of his skills and strengths in the coming years. “It is a pleasure having Adefeko on our Advisory Board. He is an amazing and amiable gentleman with multi-lingual skills in French, Portuguese, German and Spanish that play to his role as an enabler in Africa’s HNWI’s space,” he says.
The appointment takes effect from July 30th 2016.