PASTOR ADEMOLA ODUNAIYA
Jointly founded Wemy Industries with his wife in 1978, he holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from Liverpool University UK, a Fellowship member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He is an astute and experienced Industrialist. Pastor Ademola has held several leadership positions in different capacities as; Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors of Access Bank Plc for 8 years till November 2003 when he voluntarily retired. He is currently the Chairman of IFECO Limited-another family manufacturing outfit and Chairman of Daltrade Nigeria Limited; a manufacturing joint venture business between Nigerian businessmen and the Polish government. Although “baba” is over 70, he is still involved in certain decision processes in the company, he has left the day to day activities to other directors.
Paul Adedoyin Odunaiya, a seasoned accountant with strong business acumen who sits as the current Managing Director of Wemy Industries Limited; producers of Nigeria’s pioneer brand of diapers and wipes popularly known as Dr Brown’s and Nightingale Products.
Upon assuming this position, he has taken the business from 1st generation to 2nd generation success here by increasing the annual turnover four times more than its estimated expansion rate.
Prior to his return to Nigeria, Paul had spent most of his working life in the UK managing businesses in different sectors such as Insolvency Management, Information Technology, Marketing and Energy brokerage.
Now, he brings to bear his passion for the business and the desire for the growth of local manufacturing as a tool for developmental change in his home country, Nigeria and Africa.
He is a graduate of Computer Science and Accounting and also holds a professional Accounting Certificate with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. He is based in Lagos with his wife and children.
PROCUREMENT & OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Obatunde (Oba) Odunaiya has been Procurement & Operations Director in Wemy Industries Limited since 2009. He has over 12 years’ experience of consumer products, product development, international procurement, operations and manufacturing.
Prior to joining WEMY, he had experience in back office operations with an investment banking firm in the United States.Oba has management oversight and leadership adroitness for the procurement of raw materials and machineries, manufacturing, sales and distribution of Wemy’s baby care, feminine care and adult care product lines.
His focus on business dynamism and efficiency is one of his stand-out traits and arguably one major factor behind the changes in the company’s turnover since joining the company in 2009.
He holds an MBA from the University of Bridgeport, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University, and an Executive Certificate in Technology, Operations and Value Chain Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).