The board of directors of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has appointed Mr Niyi Yusuf and Mrs. Onyeche Tifase, who are presently non-executive directors of the company, as new vice-chairmen of the board.
Their appointment followed the retirement of Mrs Sola David-Borha, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC and Mr Nico Vervelde, former Managing Director (MD) from the board of the NESG in April 2017 and June 2017 respectively.
Mr. Niyi Yusuf is the Country Managing Director of Accenture Nigeria. Before this, he was the senior executive responsible for the Systems Integration and Technology Group of Accenture Nigeria.
He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria with a BSc (Combined Honours) in Computer Science and Economics in 1990.
He joined Accenture (then Arthur Andersen) in 1995 after a 4-year stint with JKK – a Nigerian IT company.
He has worked in Nigeria and offshore implementing IT enabled business solutions in banking, insurance, manufacturing, telecoms, public sector and oil and gas industries.
Mr. Yusuf has represented Accenture on the board of some companies including Interswitch.
Mrs. Onyeche Tifase bagged BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Nottingham and completed her master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cambridge.
She started her career with Siemens in 2001 as an engineer in the Power Distribution Division of Siemens Plc UK and thereafter progressed up the ranks taking up other key roles in Siemens Germany and Siemens USA.
She worked with Accenture Nigeria from 2006 in management consulting and in 2009 joined Siemens Nigeria as Deputy General Manager Medium Voltage and Transformers Business Units.
Yusuf and Tifase will join Mr Asue Ighodalo, founding partner, as the Second Vice and third Vice Chairmen respectively.
The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) is a private sector-led think-tank and not-for profit/non-partisan organisation with a mandate to promote and champion the reform of the Nigerian economy into an open, private sector-led economy that is globally competitive on a sustainable basis.