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Meet the team behind Peugeot Nigeria's innovative management. Their experience in the Automobile Industry is a guarantee of our products' quality.


Taiwo Olaleye - MD/CEO

Taiwo Oluleye FCIS
Ag. Managing Director/CEO  FCIS

Taiwo Oluleye FCIS graduated in 1987 with a BSc in Economics from the University of Ilorin, Kwara State and MSc in Global Management in 2019 from the UK. She is a Governance Practitioner and a Certified Chartered Secretary and Administrator. Taiwo is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSAN). She brings over 33 years of work experience into PAN. Taiwo has extensive private sector experience in Banking, IT, Corporate Finance, Investment Banking and Economic Development having trained both in Nigeria and the UK.  She brings into PAN, extensive private sector knowledge.  

Taiwo was the CEO of NESBITT Investment Nigeria Limited until her recent appointment as the Acting Managing Director of PAN Nigeria Limited.

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Oladapo Babatunde Ojo
Head, Industrial

Oladapo Babatunde Ojo is the Acting Head, Industrial Operations, PAN Nigeria Limited.  Born on January 19, 1969, he attended secondary school at Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo, Oyo state between 1980-1985.  He holds an HND in Electrical/Electronics Engineering and PGD in Management Science. He joined the services of PAN Nigeria Limited as a Quality Local Content Acceptation and Reception Officer in October 1993 after his National Youth Service at Northern Cable Processing and Manufacturing Company Limited, Kaduna.  He became the senior officer, Quality Evaluation and Analysis between 1998-2003.   He was transferred to the Production Department as the Group Leader of the Body shop in 2003 after piloting the successful implementation of Production Systems Monitoring Plan.  He was also the Group Leader of the Assembly Shop between 2006-2012 and became the Head of Production between 2012-2020.  He has attended training on Automotive production processes, Quality control in PSA Factories and Operations Management Courses. 

He is an alumnus of the Polytechnic Ibadan and Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomosho, Oyo state. He is also a member of the Automotive Engineers Institute (AutoEI).

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Nazif Rufai
Head, Human Resources

Nazif Rufai was born on the 7th September, 1965 in Malumfashi Katsina State. He has attained his primary and secondary education between 1973 and 1984. He was a student at Katsina College of Science & Technology KCAST Zaria between 1984-1986. He has attained his Bsc Degree from Bayero University Kano in Economics & Political Science (Combined Honors) between 1986-1989. Shortly after the National Youth Service, he picked an appointment with Federal Ministry of Transport as Planning Officer in 1990 — 1991. Having seen prospects in Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Ltd, he resigned his appointment with the ministry and joined PAN in May 1991 as Commercial Officer (Area Representative) in the Commercial Division. He was transferred to Industrial Division to Head Local Content Central Reception between 1996-2002; He was moved to Head Local Stock Supply & Control in 2002-2005; He was also transferred to Personnel & Administration Division in 2005 as Senior Personnel Officer; He was Head Personnel Affairs Department between 2006 — 2010 which was also a turbulent period of transition to privatization. He was Manager Human Resources & Administration between 2012 — 2015. He has been assigned to oversee the affairs of Human Capital Division from December 2016 to date. He obtained a Post Graduate Diploma and Master's Degree in Public Administration from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria between 2006 — 2011. He has attended several seminars and courses including Effective Sales Management Seminar organized by AP France. He is member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria. He is married with children, has as his hobbies travelling; table tennis & reading.

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Omagbitse Bawo
General Manager, Strategy & Marketing

Omagbitse Bawo holds a B.Sc. Economics degree of the University of Ibadan (1979) and an MBA Finance degree of the University of Port Harcourt (1982). He is an active member of the Nigerian Institute of Management Consultants and affiliated to the Institute of Forensic Accountants. Bawo had served as Senior Vice President, Retail Banking, Bank PHB Plc. and General Manager, Corporate Planning and Investments at Habib Nigeria Bank Plc. with responsibilities for strategic planning, corporate transformation and coordination, and performance measurement. In a long banking career, he worked variously as Group Head, Branch Manager, Regional Manager and Head, Credit and Marketing, accumulating considerable experience in marketing and business development, organizational  coordination, planning,  risk management, performance monitoring and measurement, and wealth creation. Bawo's long term interests are in economic development and poverty reduction in the poor countries of the world. His hobbies include football, international cricket, tennis, chess, athletics and adventure.