Persianas Ltd. has an experienced and engaged Board with diverse backgrounds and expertise. The company is committed to high standards of corporate governance.
With more than 25 years of experience doing business in Nigeria, mainly in the real estate sector, Tayo founded Persianas and has been instrumental in its growth and continued success since then. The major project to date is the world-class 'The Palms' shopping mall, which is rated to be the biggest such property in Nigeria, if not West Africa. The Palms has become the benchmark for other developers in Nigeria and raised the quality standards in the Nigerian real estate market. Since then, he has successfully launched shopping centers in Enugu, Kwara, Ota and Ibadan, with more in the pipeline.
Tayo serves on the board of several Nigerian companies including African Paints Nigeria Limited and is also the Chairman of Resourcery Limited.
Ayo holds an MSc in Risk Management from Cass Business School, City University, London. She has been involved in the retail industry since 1998 working for a fashion retail company in the United Kingdom, and was predominantly involved in strategy and budgeting. In 2006 she became the M.D of Persianas Nigeria Ltd, a luxury residential property development company, where she overhauled company operations in marketing and management of its portfolio of corporate clients, mainly multinational companies and embassies.
Upon being appointed Director of Retail in 2011, Ayo was a predominant figure in the team tasked with the now successful acquisition of the Hugo Boss, PUMA and Lacoste brands under the Persianas portfolio. Today, this feather in her cap has in no small part boosted the Group's international profile and provided an excellent launchpad into further expansion and franchise acquisition.
Ayo's business acumen transcends commercial sectors demonstrated by her role as Director of The GET Arena. She also sits on the board of Seaview Investments
Mr. Reginald Ihejiahi, OFR served as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Fidelity Bank Plc. Mr. Ihejiahi has varied working experience in different aspects of banking from commercial to credit Risk, operations and information technology. He serves as Chairman of FUSL-Group, a subsidiary of Fidelity Bank Plc. Mr. Ihejiahi serves as an Executive Director of Fidelity Bank Plc. He holds a B.Sc in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, M.Sc in Finance from The London School of Economics & Political Science.
Stephen is the Founder & Managing Partner of the First Montenegro Stone Property Fund, and a Director of the charitable Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation. Mr Ogden was previously a Non-executive Director of Heineken Russia and Metropolis Media (former Yugoslavia). He was Chief Financial Officer of the Bochkarev Brewery in St. Petersburg from 1997 to 2002. Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer of Bochkarev, Mr Ogden was an auditor with KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Financial Controller of CS First Boston (Moscow). Mr Ogden has a joint honours degree in Economics & Politics from Durham University, England, and is a qualified British Chartered Accountant ('FCA'). Mr Ogden is active in British politics. He is a former Conservative Councilor of Altrincham, Cheshire and his name is on the approved list of Conservative Parliamentary candidates.