By Anthony Nwachukwu
Mr. Francis Meshioye has succeeded Mr. Mansur Ahmed as the 11th President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) in an election during the association’s 50th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lagos.
The election followed the successful completion of Ahmed’s four-year tenure as president of the foremost business membership association.
Meshioye is the Executive Director, JMG Limited and some other business corporations, including JMG Power Generators Limited, Jamara Operations Limited, Octopus Microfinance Bank and ET&F Investment Ltd. He is also on the board of government parastatal and in several government committees.
The new president is expected to bring his wealth of experience in the management of corporate organisations to bear on the leadership of the over 2,500-member organisation.
Prior to his election, he served as Chairman of MAN Ikeja Branch, Chairman, Finance and Establishment Committee of MAN, and Vice President, Lagos Zone.
He is currently a council member, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN), and has served as its treasurer, chairman, remuneration committee and chairman, Lagos State chapter.
He is also a member, Society of Company and Commercial Accountants (UK), Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK), Association of Investment Advisers and Portfolio Managers, as well as Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.
He is an alumnus of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), where he obtained Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) in Technology, Marketing and Business Strategy. He also holds a Master’s degree in International Management, as well as a Law degree, both from the University of Liverpool, England.
MAN, an advocacy group with a vision “to be the key driver for industrialisation, sustainable economic growth and development in Nigeria,” was established in 1971 as an umbrella organisation to protect and project the interest of manufacturing industries in Nigeria. It is a focal point for communication and consultation between the industry on the one hand, and the government and general public on the other.