Ardova Plc’s (AP) Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Moshood Olajide as its new Managing Director/CEO following the resignation of Olu Adeosun, who exited the Company to pursue new interests and opportunities.
Olu’s resignation as CEO, is effective 31 August 2023, but he has committed to remaining involved with the activities of the company till 31 December 2023 to ensure a seamless transition to the new executive management of the company.
In line with the Company’s established succession planning process, Moshood Olajide has now been appointed as Managing Director to advance the company’s post-delisting transformation into one of Africa’s leading integrated energy company.
Mr. Moshood has experienced rapid growth as a Chartered Accountant and Tax Professional.
His responsibilities at Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC), a multi-disciplinary firm, spanned financial reporting and regulatory services, statutory audits, capital projects, infrastructure deals energy, utility and mining deals advisory and structuring, general tax advisory compliance services; client training services and company secretarial services spanning multiple sectors of the economy and more notably in Oil and Gas.
Very early on his career and prior to joining the Forte Oil PLC team as Chief Financial Officer, he had a stint with Aluko & Oyebode Law Firm where he had the responsibilities for general legal advisory, company secretariat, negotiation of commercial agreements, litigation and arbitration.
Education & Certifications
Moshood holds an LL.B from Obafemi Awolowo University and an LL.M Degree from Columbia Law School. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA ) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).
“Ardova is the crown jewel in our portfolio and is in an exciting position to create value in the energy industry, with many opportunities ahead,” said AbdulWasiu Sowami, Group Executive Chairman, Prudent Group (owners of Ardova Plc). “I look forward to working closely with our partners and the Ardova leadership to continue executing on the company’s long-term vision & strategy. On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, I thank Olu for his contributions to the growth of the company. We wish him well in the future.”
“After over four years of building a market offering leveraging the strength and customer loyalty of the AP brand across multiple channels and partnerships, I believe this is the right point to hand over leadership,” said Olu Adeosun. “I want to thank the incredible Ardova Board, management, team, our customers, and partners – especially our formidable dealers – for their relentless support. I will work with the Chairman and the Board to ensure a smooth transition and I will continue to be a customer, stakeholder, and lifelong fan of Ardova, its products & services.”
Ardova Plc is a leading Nigerian integrated energy company with an extensive network of over 695 retail outlets in Nigeria and storage facilities in Apapa, Lagos, and Onne, Rivers State. Ardova procures and distributes petrol (PMS), diesel (AGO), aviation turbine kerosene (ATK), and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). We also manufacture and distribute a wide range of quality lubricants from our oil blending plant in Apapa, Lagos.
Inspired by climate change impact and the energy need for a brave new world, Ardova continuously works to advance the efficient delivery of energy solutions to help address our customers’ greatest challenges. By combining our rich history of successful execution, integrity, customer service excellence, and technology, we push the boundaries of innovation to transform business and society for the better.