The Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its new Director-General, Mr. Gbenga Adebija effective Friday, October 2, 2020.
A multi-disciplinary Administrator, Technocrat and Business Leader, Gbenga Adebija has an impeccable record of excellence and purpose-oriented leadership with over 27 years of top-notch experience in both the private and public sectors of the economy.
An alumnus of the University of London, University of Ilorin, the Nigeria Institute of Journalism and the Lagos Business School, Mr. Adebija has attended leadership training at top global institutions in the USA, UK, Denmark and Holland.
Gbenga Adebija has held several leadership roles, including with Cadbury Schweppes from 1993 to 2007, at local, regional, and global levels. He undertook organizational initiatives in Human Resources, Administration, Corporate Strategy, Marketing, Business Development and Corporate Communication for the European, Middle Eastern and African operations of the multi-national company.
He is a recipient of several local and international awards such as the highest and most prestigious award in Cadbury, in recognition of consistently excellent performance in 2003, and the prestigious Global Brand Excellence Award, conferred by the World Brand Congress, Singapore in 2013.
As the new Director-General, Gbenga will implement the strategic initiatives of the Chamber and ensure that the Secretariat attains global standards of excellence in serving our members, even as the Chamber continues to pursue its mandate of fostering bilateral relations between Nigeria and Britain.
Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) Welcomes a New Director-General
The Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its new Director-General, Mrs Ayomide Olajide effective Monday, February 2021.
Ayomide Olajide is a development sector professional with over 10-years’ experience in project management and non-profit leadership. She was appointed as the Director-General of the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce in January 2021 after serving as the Acting Director-General for almost a year.
Till her recent appointment, she served as the Director of Programmes and Membership where she led the Programmes and Membership teams to deliver the mandate of expanding the Chamber’s membership network and increasing its profile through high impact programs & events. In 2020, she won the Presidential Award as Most Supportive Secretariat Staff, first of its kind in the history of the Chamber
Before this role, Ayomide worked with Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) as Programmes Manager, where she managed the Programmes team to deliver high impact conferences, lectures and events as well as coordinator for ‘The Nigerian Women on Boards Program’ a highly successful initiative created for qualified women to occupy Board seats ensuring that the companies on whose Boards they serve, develop and implement policies that go beyond corporate expectations to helping women overcome the socio-economic challenges they face. She also served as Consultant at the Enabling Nigeria for a Better Business Environment (ENABLE) an affiliate of The Department for International Development (DFID) and at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Ayomide has a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Warwick and a Bachelor’s degree from Babcock University in International Law and Diplomacy. She also has attended several courses on Supporting Public Advocacy for Regional Competitiveness in Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda.
As the new Director-General, Ayomide will implement the strategic initiatives of the Chamber and ensure that the Secretariat attains global standards of excellence in serving our members, even as the Chamber continues to pursue its mandate of fostering bilateral relations between Nigeria and Britain.