Spur Corporation Chief Operating Officer Mark Farrelly resigns

SOUTH AFRICA – Spur Corporation, steakhouse franchise restaurant headquartered in South Africa has announced that its group’s Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) and executive director, Mark Farrelly, has resigned from the group. Mark began his career with the group in 1990 as an operations manager and was promoted to regional operations manager in 1995. He joined the board in 1999 and was subsequently appointed as Chief Operating Officer in 2012. Chief Executive Officer, Pierre van Tonder, remarked, “We all have a deep sense of appreciation for Mark’s colossal contribution to what the…

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Dfcu Bank appoints Hope Ekudu as the new Chief Operating Officer

UGANDA – Development Finance Company of Uganda Bank Limited (dfcu Bank), a commercial bank, has appointed Hope Ekudu as the new Chief Operating Officer, replacing Mr Andrew Kabeera. Ms Ekudu joined the Bank’s senior management team and will provide strategic leadership to the Operations function with a focus on driving operational excellence. With a banking career spanning over 13 years, Ekudu has held several roles at management level including Head of Business and Institutional Banking, Head of Operations and Business Technology as well as Head of Retail Banking. She has…

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AVCA appoints former Chief Operating Officer Dara Owoyemi as Interim CEO

AFRICA – The Board of Directors of the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) have announced the appointment of Dara Owoyemi as Interim CEO, following the departure of Michelle Kathryn Essomé last month. Ms. Owoyemi previously served as Board Member and Chief Operating Officer of AVCA, from 2011 to 2017. She was instrumental in re-building and re-vitalising the Association to deliver on its mandate – to create an enabling environment for private sector investment in Africa. Ms. Owoyemi returns to support the AVCA Board and staff in driving…

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