Lexcel group appoints acting MD, executive director
Lexcel Group appoints Odusile, Rosiji, Managing Director, Executive Director. Lexcel Group has announced the appointments of Aare Fatai Odesile and Adekunle Rosiji has Acting Managing Director, Grand Oak Limited and Group Executive Director and Head, Drinks Business respectively.
A statement by the company made available to The Guardian, explained that the two appointments took effect from March 28, after an approval by the groups Chairman and Board of Directors.
Giving brief background on the Acting Managing Director, the statement explained that Odusile was before this appointment, the Commercial Director of Grand Oak Limited.
He started his career with 7up Bottling Company Plc. in 1991and moved to NDL as a Research and Development Officer the following year, where he rose to become the R&D Manager, before crossing over to Sales and Marketing, where he became the pioneer Marketing Director of GOL in 2010.
A 2ndclass upper graduate of Industrial Chemistry from the prestigious University of Ibadan and MBA from the University of Lagos, Odesile has over 25years cognate experience and has attended several courses both home and abroad, in institutions such as Cranfield school of Management UK, Witz Business school SA, MCE Brussels, Lagos Business School, etc.
Besides, he has also held various positions in the Nigeria Marketing communications industry including, headship of Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN), past Council Member Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), Advertising Sectoral Group (HASG).
He is a fellow of National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (FNIMN), Chairman Board of Trustees of ADVAN and a member of the prestigious Ikeja Golf Club and Lagos Country Club.
As Group Executive Director and Head of Drinks Business, Rosiji is expected to be in charge of the group’s subsidiaries such as the Nigeria Distilleries Ltd, Grand Oak Ltd., Supreme Distilleries Ltd. & Grand Oak International Brands.
He has had a successful international career in Finance and Marketing since 2005, beginning as an Investment Banker in Corporate Finance (M&A and Restructuring) on Wall Street and in the City of London. He has also worked at Goldman Sachs, KBC and Houlihan Lokey.
After founding and selling two online, financial retail businesses, he established Grainger West’s Debt Finance practice and built their HR Consultancy and Executive Search desk franchises in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai. Rosiji joined Lexcel Group in 2013 and previously oversaw the Business Development function for the Drinks Business.
He holds a BA Honours degree in Law, Economics and Accounting from Newcastle University, and MSc. Finance from the European Business School, London and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Hult International Business School where he graduated as a Dean’s Scholar.
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