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Yimika Adeboye

Yimika Adeboye

Mondelēz International
Managing Director, West Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
Category: Positive Role Model

Oyeyimika Adeboye joined the Board of Cadbury Nigeria Plc. as Finance and Strategy Director in November 2008. She was appointed as Managing Director of Cadbury Nigeria Plc on 1 April 2019 and Cluster Director of Mondelēz International West Africa on 1 July 2019.

Yimika is also a director on the Board of Cadbury Ghana Limited. Prior to joining the Mondelēz International group, Yimika was the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Finance at Nigerian Bottling Company Plc (NBC).

Yimikaworked for the Nigeria Accounting Practice of the erstwhile accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Co, and the United Kingdom Accounting Practice of Midgley Snelling & Co, Chartered Accountants, where she also trained as an articled clerk after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Social Studies from University College Cardiff, Wales.

Yimikais a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Nigeria. Yimikais a member of the Board of Odutola Holdings Limited, a family-owned group of companies.

She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Timothy Adeola Odutola Foundation, a family-owned philanthropic foundation set up for the purpose of providing educational, industrial, and technological development of Nigerian youths who may be unable to gain access to higher education.

As part of her philanthropic work, Yimika is a member of the Board of Trustees YEO Foundation which provides various initiatives to empower less privileged women. She also contributes her time to partner with Handmaidens WiLS, a Christian NGO, which seeks to mentor and empower professional women along an ethical career path.