Technology firm; Chams Plc has announced the appointment of Dr. Josephine Awosika to its Board of Directors. The company also named Mrs Christianah Olaniyan as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Dr. Awosika, who also serves on the board of AccessBank Plc and Capital Insurance Nigeria Limited as non-executive director, is a technocrat with extensive and meritorious public and private sector experience. She is expected to bring her wealth of experience at executive and boardroom levels in technology, power and banking sectors to bear on the business of Chams Plc.
Dr. Awosika was the pioneer National Coordinator/Chief Executive of the National Programme on Immunization; Director(Parastatals) in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation;Director (Department of Community Relations & Youth Development) in the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior;Permanent Secretary, Career Management Office, in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation; and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science & Technology. She retired from the Federal Civil service as the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power in January 2013.
On her part, Olaniyan was the General Manager, Special Projects for Chams Plc until her appointment to the new role of Chief Financial Officer. In her new role, she has far reaching financial risks management mandate for the Chams Group comprising of Chams Plc and subsidiaries that include ChamsAccess and Cardcentre Limited.
Olaniyan holds a degree in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brooks University, UK and is an associate member of the institute of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA, UK).