By Victor Ahiuma-Young
NIGERIA Employers Consultative Association, NECA, has elected the Managing Director of DN Tyre & Rubber Plc, Dr Mohammed Yinusa, its new president.He was elected president of the umbrella body of employers in the country during the body’s 61st Annual General Meeting, AGM, in Lagos.A statement released by Mr Olusegun Oshinowo, Director General of NECA,revealed that Dr. Yinusa, the Managing Director of DN Tyre & Rubber Plc was elected the new president.
Also elected to run the affairs of the association for the next two years are Mr. Taiwo Adeniyi, Group Managing Director of Vitafoam Nigeria Plc(1st Vice President); Mr. Mauricio Alarcon, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nestle Nigeria Plc( 2nd Vice President) and Mr. Vassily Oye Barberopoulos of Metec West Africa Limited(Treasurer).
In the same context, the former President, Mr. Larry Ettah, informed the meeting that Mr. Olusegun Oshinowo, the Director-General of NECA had served the association notice of his intention to proceed on retirement after 19 years of meritorious and selfless service, on 31st December, 2018. It would mark the end of another era in the evolution of the association.However, Mr. Timothy Olawale, Director of Membership Services,NECA, has been designated as his successor.
He would take the mantle of leadership from 1st January, 2019. Before his appointment as the Director-General designate, Olawale served as Executive Secretary of Hotel and Personal Services Employers Association for five years before joining NECA in April, 2011. The newly elected officials were charged with the onerous responsibility of maintaining the enviable tradition of excellence that the association is reputed for.
In his acceptance speech, the newly elected president, Dr. Mohammed Yinusa expressed his appreciation to members of the association for the confidence reposed in them. He promised that his team would do all that is necessary to preserve the tradition of the association and take it to greater heights.