Our People

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Paul Farrer | Managing Director

Paul joined NASCON as Managing Director in 2015, having previously been the Chief Operating Officer and Group Executive Director of Food Concepts Plc. His experience in the foods business spans 20 years in the South and West African markets; in international companies such as TGI Fridays (Americana Group), Steers Holdings – Debonairs Pizza, Famous Brands and Innscor International.

He is an alumnus of East London Technical College, South Africa.

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Fatima Aliko-Dangote | Executive Director, Commercial

Fatima joined the Dangote Group in 2014 as the Special Assistant to the Managing Director-Cement and later worked as a Group Corporate Strategy Specialist. In this latter role, she provided planning and analytical support across all the Business Units of the Dangote Group.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Surrey in the UK. Fatima has been called to the Nigerian Bar, and has worked as an Associate at Banwo and Ighodalo Legal Chambers, on areas related to capital markets, intellectual property and energy.

Aderemi Saka | Chief Financial Officer

Aderemi has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a Masters in International Business from Georgia State University, Atlanta. She has 17 years experience working  in the United States with various multinationals and publicly traded corporations. Prior to joining Nascon as CFO, Aderemi was part of the Group Corporate Strategy team at Dangote Industries Limited.

She has experience in financial analysis, planning, budgeting, forecasting, operational and financial risk management, regulatorycontrols, internal auditing, financial strategy and modeling, and program management.

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Gerhard ScheepersHead, Operations

Gerhard has decades of experience across sales, sales force management, production management, operational financial management and driving operational efficiency for growth.

He began his career in factory operations for Bidbake South Africa rising to become the Managing Director and later Group Operations Director. His immediate past leadership roles include Group Operations Director for Trimark Industries and Director of Operations at Orbiline Pty SA.

Shosanya B. Olushola | Head, Sales

ShoIa has decades of experience in sales management, sales force management and warehousing. He is also a Sales trainer.

He started his career in Nigerian Bottling Company, FCMG Company, where he received both local and international trainings in various countries such as Dublin, Ireland, Belfast and South Africa on sales management and trade activations

He joined NASCON in 2016 having previously worked at 30 Impact Marketing as a Marketing consultant and holds a B.Agric (Animal Science) degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Masters in Business Administration (Marketing) from the University of Lagos and Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing.

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Rabiu Mohammed Head, Fleet  & Logistics

Rabiu’s 30-year experience spans production, plant, fleet, transport, logistics and warehouse management. He began his career with Nigerian Bottling Company where he rose to Plant manager level, working accross the Northern states and Onitsha.

He Joined the Dangote Group in 1996 as Head of transport for the Flour business and has held various positions of increasing responsibility and complexity across Dangote Cement before being deployed as the Head of Fleet and Logistics for Nascon.

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Olufemi Ashipa Head, Marketing

Olufemi is a marketing specialist with 16 years cognate experience in consumer marketing, new product development, public relations, stakeholder management, events and sponsorship. He has hands on experience across Multinational FMCGs, Telecommnunications and Banking/Finance

He joined Nascon in 2015 having previously worked at Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited and holds a B.A in History and International Studies from Lagos State University and a PGD in Business Administration from the University of Leicester, UK.

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Nura Shuaibu Head, Supply Chain

Nura is a Mechanical Engineer with a degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Prior to joining Nascon, he worked with the Ministry of Works and Housing, Kano as trainee Engineer and Gaskiya Textile Mills as Assistant Mechanical Engineer.

He joined the Company in 1997 as a pioneer staff and has worked in various functions with increasing responsibility including maintenance manager, plant manager and project manager.

Patrick Mogaha Head, Internal Audit

Patrick began his audit career as a Financial Auditor with First Bank of Nigeria PLC in 1995 and has over 19 years experience in Internal Audit, Information Systems Audit and Fraud & Forensic Audit.  He spent over 12 years in management roles in various organizations with increasing levels of responsibility. Prior to joining NASCON Allied Industries Plc in September 2016, he was the Deputy Head of Audit for Dangote Cement; a role/position he held for 3 years.

Patrick is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Forensic Accountant (CFA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a former member of Committee of Chief Inspectors of Banks in Nigeria (CCIBN). He holds BSc in Accounting and MBA in Banking and Finance from ESUT Business School, Enugu.

Adewale Akinwale |Head, Risk

Adewale joined NASCON as Head, Risk Management from his former role as Head, Enterprise Risk Management at the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (nahcoaviance) PLC. He brings with him cognate experiences in the fields of Risk Management, HSE, Strategy, Logistics and Business Continuity Management. His previous work experiences include functional roles in Strategy consulting, Logistics and Business Continuity Management from Messrs S.I.A.O Professional Services (Audit & Advisory), Barratts Priceless U.K. and IKEA Tottenham U.K.

Adewale holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management from the University of Sunderland (U.K) and is an Associate Business Continuity Professional of the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) USA and an Affiliate Member of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) UK.

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Adedayo Samuel Company Secretary

Adedayo was the pioneer Company Secretary of Nascon when the Company was privatized by the Federal Government. He was responsible for taking the Company to the Nigerian Stock Exchange upon privatization in 1992.

He has extensive and varied experience in Corporate Governance, broad exposure in litigation and in the Judiciary where he had served as a Chief Magistrate. He obtained his LLB degree from the then University of Ife and was called to the bar over three decades ago.