PZ Cussons has appointed as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board, former Access Bank chairman, Gbenga Oyebode. Oyebode is the co-founder of Aluko & Oyebode (Barristers & Solicitors). The personal healthcare manufacturer appointed Oyebode as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of PZ Cussons' Board.
Oyebode's appointment followed the retirement of Alhaji Batagarawa, a Non-Executive Director of the Company, who left his position December 11, 2020. Prior to his appointment, Oyebode had chaired Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc and Access Bank Plc, where he held the position from 2005 to 2015.
He also served as Director at MTN Nigeria from 2001 to 2019, and serves on the Boards of Nestle Nigeria Plc, Lafarge Africa Plc (all listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange), Socfinaf S.A, which is listed on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange.
Oyebode currently serves as the Chairman of CFAO Nigeria Plc. While commenting on his portfolio, PZ Cussons in a statement disclosed, "Gbenga is the Chairman of Teach for Nigeria, Director Teach for All, New York, Member of the Global Advisory Council of the Africa Leadership Academy, Johannesburg, Director Jazz at the Lincoln Centre, New York and Director African Philanthropy Forum. Member Board of Trustees Carnegie Hall, New York. Member, Board of Trustees Ford Foundation, New York.
"He is a Member of the International Council of Collectors - The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; Member, Board of Trustees - The African Center, New York; Member, Advisory Board -Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, Washington DC and Member of the International Circle, Amis du Centre Pompidou, Paris."