The Chairman and Board of Directors of Lexcel Management and Nigeria Distilleries Limited have appointed Aare Fatai Odesile as Acting Managing Director of Grand Oak Limited, effective March 28 2016.
He was the Commercial Director before his elevation to the position of Acting Managing Director of the company following the exit of the former managing director, Akshay Kumar.
Aare Odesile started his Working Career with 7up Bottling Company Plc in 1991 and moved to NDL as a Research and Development Officer the following year. He rose rapidly to become the R&D Manager, before crossing over to Sales and Marketing, where he rose to become the pioneer Marketing Director of Grand Oak Limited in 2010.
A second class upper graduate of Industrial Chemistry from the prestigious University of Ibadan and MBA from the University of Lagos, Aare Odesile comes with over 25 years cognate experience and has attended several courses at home and abroad, in institutions such as Cranfield school of Management UK, Witz Business school SA, MCE Brussels, Lagos Business School and others.
Aare Odesile has held various positions in the Nigeria Marketing Communications Industry including headship of Advertisers Association of Nigeria(ADVAN), past Council Member Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria(APCON), Advertising Sectoral Group (HASG). He is a fellow of National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (FNIMN), Chairman Board of Trustees of ADVAN and a member of the prestigious Ikeja Golf Club and Lagos Country Club. He is happily married with Children.