Berger Paints Nigeria has appointed former KPMG Professional Services' top exec, Pheobe Onyinye Obias, as the company's new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Obias' appointment was approved by the board of Berger Paints in a statement seen by AllNews.
The company said Obias will bring her fifteen years of extensive local and international experience in leading strategic planning, budgeting, and corporate finance for high-growth organisations to Berger Paints.
Prior to her appointment, Obias had risen from the position of senior associate to management level at KPMG - where she spent 9 years, before joining Lion Seal Industries Limited.
Berger Paints said the appointment of Obias is in line with its plan to strategically position the company’s operations for increased efficiency and enhanced value creation.
While addressing her appointment, the company said, "At KPMG, she spearheaded projects in consumer markets, adding several companies to the existing client base. Additionally, she met and surpassed deadlines and requirements of multinational group reporting both under IFRS and local statutory reporting requirements.
"Thereafter, she was engaged as Senior Accountant at Lion Seal Industries Limited, from January 2019 till March 2020, before joining the United Kingdom (U.K) based firm of Nomiworld/Sochitel Telecommunications Limited as Head –Compliance and Financial Controls in April 2020.
"She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Babcock University Remo, Ogun State, and a Master’s Degree in Finance from the University of Lagos. She is a Member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), UK, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
"She has several certifications including Professional Training and Certificates in Supervisory skills, Intermediate/Advanced Microsoft Excel and Financial Modelling, KPMG Global Risk Management Training, United Nations E-Course on Climate Change, amongst others."