Julius Berger appoints Ebi, Hensel as Non-Executive Directors


The Board of Directors of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has appointed Messrs Ernest C. Ebi, MFR, FCIB and Karsten Hensel as non-executive Directors of the Company with effect from December 7.
Both Directors will be replacing independent Director, HRH Igwe Nwokike Anugwu, JP, OFR, and Engr. Heinz Stockhausen who recently resigned from the board.
Mr. Ernest C. Ebi has more than 40 years of banking experience from various leadership positions in Nigeria, including Chairman, Fidelity Bank PLC, Chairman, UNIC Insurance PLC; Executive Director, Corporate Banking of African Continental Bank PLC and Deputy Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Diamond Bank Limited.
In a very distinguished career within the financial services industry, he went on to serve in leadership positions across a number of banks, until June 1999, when he was appointed as a Deputy Governor at the Central Bank of Nigeria where he covered the policy and corporate services over a ten-year period.
In recognition of his sound professional background and track record of meritorious service, the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2007 awarded him the National Honour of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR). In the same year, the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria also awarded him a Fellow of the Institute (FCIB).
He attended Howard University, Washington D.C., U.S.A. where he graduated with a BBA in Marketing and an MBA. He has also attended many high profile leadership courses and programmes at institutions such as IMD Switzerland, INSEAD, Harvard University, Oxford University and Brandeis University.
He sits on the boards of several blue-chip companies.
Karsten Hensel was born in Hannover in 1957 and studied civil engineering and architecture with a focus on urban planning and building design at the Technical Universities of Hannover and Darmstadt. From 1986 to 1991, he worked for Bilfinger + Berger Bauaktiengesellschaft in Wiesbaden and was responsible, among other things, for the introduction of 3D/CAD building planning.


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