NIGERIA – Nigerian consumer-packaged goods company, Rite Foods Ltd, has announced the appointment of new members to the board of the company, a move focused on steering the growth of the company as it remains committed towards consumer satisfaction. 

The company appointed Mr.Kunle Elebute and Isa Mohammed Inuwa as independent non-executive directors; Raheem Owodeyi as non-executive director and Dr Kehinde Onijingin as Executive Director. 

This strategic move is aimed at positioning the business for accelerated growth and enhanced market presence as the Company takes giant strides into the next phase of its growth strategy. 

Mr. Elebute is a chartered accountant with over 40 years’ experience in Consulting. He was Senior Partner/CEO of KPMG Nigeria and Chairman of KPMG West Africa. He has served on the Board of several not-for-profit organisations. 

Mr. Inuwa is a former Deputy Managing Director of Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas Limited and former Chief Operating Officer/Executive Director, Support Services at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) where he retired. 

He has experience spanning over 35 years and has served on the Boards of many organisations in the Education, Banking, Food & Beverage, and Oil & Gas industries. 

Mr. Owodeyi, an Economist, is currently an Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer of Sterling Bank Ltd and comes with over 32 years’ experience in the Financial Services Industry. 

Dr. Onijingin is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Rite Foods. He has two doctorate degrees in Human Resource Management and Strategic Management and comes with over 21 years’ experience in manufacturing and financial services. 

The Chairman of the board, Dr Adegunwa, is confident that Rite Foods will capitalize on the collective expertise and industry insights of the new directors to achieve great milestones. 

“The Board is delighted to welcome a distinguished and experienced group of individuals to the Board of Directors. The collective intelligence, expertise and experience of the new Board members, working with the old members of the Board will be instrumental to guiding Rite Foods to new heights of success,” said Adegunwa. 

The Company’s portfolio presently features 5 brands – The Sausage, Bigi Soft drinks, Bigi Premium Drinking water, Fearless Energy drinks and Sosa Fruit Drink. 

The appointments come weeks after the company announced the launch of the Fearless energy drinks brand-new 50cl can.  

According to the Bigi producer, the new 50cl can is designed to provide consumers with a refreshing energy boost in a stylish, convenient, and eco-friendly package. 

“The launch of the Fearless 50cl CAN is a testament to our dedication to quality and customer satisfaction. This latest addition to the Fearless Energy Drink’s product lineup reflects the brand’s understanding of the modern consumer’s need for convenience without compromising on performance,” read the company statement on LinkedIn.