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Neimeth appoints ED, company secretary/chief compliance officer  


The Board of Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc has approved the appointment of Mrs. Temitayo O. Nelson as Executive Director, Finance.

Mrs Nelson will replace Chris U. Mmeje, who will be retiring as the Executive Director, Finance of our company effective October, 2019.

Chris joined the company and Board as Finance Director in April, 2008 and has had a successful career.

He served as Ag.  Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the company between October, 2017 and January, 2019.

Besides, the Board also re-designated Mrs. Florence I. Onyenekwe as Company Secretary/Chief Compliance Officer with effect from June 3.


In this new position, Florence is empowered and now challenged with the responsibilities of keeping accurate records of Board proceedings and disseminating as required decisions of the Board and generally relate with the members of the Board in ensuring their effectiveness among other functions.

Mrs. Nelson Temitayo Oluwaseun is a multi-skilled and astute professional who has been instrumental to various strategic turnarounds in organizations she worked with and in various capacities both in Nigeria and in United Kingdom.

Her industry experience covers the oil and gas, consultancy practice,
Her experience in the financial service sector cut across erstwhile Standard Trust Bank (now United Bank for Africa) between 2000-2005 where she rose from Internal Control Officer to Area Compliance Manager within the bank’s Risk Management Division.

She was the Group Head General Ledger Control and Management 2005-2006 before she joined erstwhile Bank PHB (now Keystone Bank) and led the Corporate Audit functions for the bank.

She is an avid finance professional; risk manager and business process re-engineer who also held human resource management and corporate strategy roles within her career span.

Prior to joining Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc, she functioned as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer for ChamsSwitch Ltd, an e-Payment company, leading the entire finance and risk management department between 2015-2018 and she supported Group strategic and operational requirements.
Temitayo is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria and a Chartered Banker. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Agricultural Extension Services from University of Ibadan in 1997.

Mrs. Nelson is expected to bring her wealth of professional experience both in the Banking and Manufacturing sectors to Neimeth in its quest for new level of operational efficiency that will create value for stakeholders.

Florence I. Onyenekwe maintains her current position as Company secretary.

She joined the company in 2000 as Internal Auditor and System Manager.  She was appointed Financial Controller and Acting Company Secretary in 2001.  She holds a B.Sc. in Accounting from Olabisi Onabanjo University (2009); a Master’s Degree from University of Lagos.

Florence has been a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and was appointed General Manager Finance and Company Secretary in 2013, the office she held prior to this announcement.

In a statement signed by the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Matthew Azoji, welcomed Temitayo to the NEIMETH family, while congratulating Florence in her new position and appreciated Chris for his long years of selfless service to our company and wish him great success in his future endeavors.

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