Suleiman becomes FMN non executive director
Prior to the appointment, Mrs. Suleiman, who is presently a non-executive director of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, is an experienced professional in corporate business development and an amazon in the Nigerian public sphere. She is widely known for her advocacy for the education of the girl-child and woman development.
According to a statement signed by the Group Managing Director of FMN, Paul Gbededo, stated that Mrs. Suleiman obtained an LLB (Hons) degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria in 1981 as well as an LLM (with Distinction in “Multinational Enterprise and the Law”) from the London School of Economics & political science in 1987.
Mrs. Suleiman commenced her professional career as a State Counsel with the Ministry of Justice, Sokoto in 1981 and thereafter worked with Continental Merchant Bank from 1988 to 1996 and NAL Merchant Bank from 1996 to 1997.
She also worked as Secretary/Legal Adviser with the Aluminum Smelter Company of Nigeria from 1997 to 2001 and later became the Secretary/Director of Legal Services at the Securities & Exchange Commission between 2001 to 2008.
Mrs. Suleiman was appointed Honourable Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria in December 2008 and went on to become the Honourable Minister of State, Foreign Affairs Ministry, Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2010. In February 2012, Mrs. Suleiman was appointed Commissioner, Political Affairs, Peace and Security, ECOWAS Commission and completed her tenure at the end of April 2016, according to the Release.
In announcing this appointment, Mr. Gbededo said, “Mrs. Suleiman, our pioneer female director, is a sound professional with high personal integrity, and brings with her, many years of managerial experience from both the corporate and governmental perspectives. Indeed, the Board of Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc is optimistic that Mrs. Suleiman’s wealth of experience would be of great benefit to the Company”.