|Ruben Bassoli||Tassos Sofos||Yemi Oyetola|
|Group Chief Operations Officer||Group Chief Commercial Officer||Group Head, HR|
|39 years’ experience in the two piece can industry (Latasa, Metalic and Rexam, in South America) in various senior managerial positions, culminating on heading a 7.2 Billion Ends manufacturing plant. Expert in can manufacturing technology and processes.||Experienced and accomplished Sales Director in Cans, Glass and Fast Moving Consumer Goods companies. Before joining GZI, he was Commercial Director of Frigoglass Nigeria. Started his career as an Auditor (PWC) and Financial Analyst (Diageo Hellas). Then he moved to sales, to become Off-Trade Sales Manager of Diageo Hellas. He holds a Master’s Degree in Economic Theory & Policy and degrees in Economic Analysis from Hellenic and French Universities.||A qualified & licensed HR professional & resource manager with proven competencies in start-up operations from People strategy alignment to business operations and implementation spanning Manufacturing, Construction, Consultancy and FMCG. Has over 26 years’ experience in managing and driving people and organizational performance. He has 2 Masters degrees in HR management and Managerial Psychology respectively.|
|Titi Talabi||James Judson||Ayodeji Adelakun|
|Group General Counsel & Company Secretary||Group CEO||Group Chief Financial Officer|
|Titi is a corporate & legal professional with over 15 years of experience in legal services and management. She has vast experience as Company Secretary, and Head of Legal services for a variety of Nigerian blue-chip companies. In her many roles, she has coordinated deal teams working on transactions across major corporate events including green field project structuring and financing, syndicated financings, new market entry and divestments. She has also led her companies’ engagements on regulatory, trade and commercial matters, litigations and employee related matters.
Prior to joining GZI, Titi was the Group Legal Adviser and Head of Corporate Affairs for A.G. Leventis (Nigeria) Plc, a leading Nigerian conglomerate. In her role at A.G. Leventis, she served as the Company Secretary for A.G. Leventis and many of its subsidiary/affiliate companies including the Nigeria Bottling Company (exclusive bottlers of Coca Cola products in Nigeria), and Beta Glass Plc (West Africa’s largest manufacturer of glass packaging).
Titi holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the Washington & Lee University School of Law in Virginia, U.S. and a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Neuroscience and Psychology from the University of Toronto, Canada. She has been called to the Bar in Nigeria and in the U.S.A (Virginia State).
|James is an experienced senior business leader who has enjoyed a 30 year FMCG based career with PZ Cussons International PLC in various leadership roles around the world.A Marketing professional by training, James has worked in Europe, Asia and most recently for over 14 years in Africa. His roles in Africa included 3 years as Supply Chain Director in Nigeria, 8 years as Managing Director / CEO of PZ Cussons Ghana and 3 years as part of the Global Marketing Leadership team, responsible for the entire African Home and Personal Care Category & Brand Strategy for PZ, based in Lagos, Nigeria.||Ayodeji is a Chartered Accountant with 14 years of experience in Finance, Administration & Management.Prior to joining GZI, he was the Group Head of Finance for Forte Oil Plc where he was responsible for the finance function of the Group’s downstream, upstream services and power generating businesses in Nigeria and the downstream business in Ghana. He also worked with Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd where he was responsible for the financial reporting and tax functions of the entity.
Ayodeji holds a B.Sc in Industrial and Labour Relations from the Olabisi Onabanjo University and an M.sc in Accounting from Babcock University, Ilisan Remo, Ogun State Nigeria. He has attended executive management programs at the University of Pennsylvania, the Wharton School, Aresty Institute of Executive Education, USA.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN). He is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, United Kingdom.