BrandArena: Atlas Mara appoints 3 Non-Executives

Thursday 22 January 2015

Atlas Mara appoints 3 Non-Executives

Atlas Mara Co-Nvest Limited has appointed Funke Opeke, Amadou Raimi and Eduardo Chivambo Mondlane, Jr. as independent non-executive directors and Beatrice Hamza Bassey as general counsel.

The new directors' appointments are effective immediately. Hamza Bassey will formally join Atlas Mara on 16 February.

Opeke brings extensive experience in technology and telecommunications in sub-Saharan Africa. She is the founder and CEO of Main One Cable Company, a Nigeria-based telecommunications solutions provider that built West Africa's first privately-owned, submarine cable system providing connectivity with the rest of the world.

Raimi is president of Croissance sud Conseils, an advisory firm focused on assisting African companies as they grow. He spent the majority of his career as a chartered accountant at Deloitte in France (1976-2011).

Mondlane, Jr.'s experience is in providing strategic advice to Africa-focused, multi-national corporations across the aviation, energy, and financial services industries. He is currently a senior strategic advisor to Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in connection with its $30bn liquid natural gas project in Mozambique.

Hamza Bassey joins Atlas Mara as general counsel from the New York office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP. At Hughes Hubbard, her practice focused on ethics and compliance and complex litigation. Among other roles, she sat on the firm's executive committee and was chairman of its Africa practice.

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