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Chief Emeke Iwerebon

Chief Emeke Iwerebon holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration. MA(Honours) in Economics and Juris Doctor degree in Law and was called to the Bar in 1989.

He has worked in various fields of human endeavour, including judicial clerkships with justices of the Illinois Appellate Court, prosecutorial work in the finance department of Longman USA. He has been Chairman of other companies operating in key sectors of the nation's economy.

Alhaji Salisu Bala Hassan (FCE)

Alhaji Salisu Bala Hassan (FCE) is the  Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer. He is an experienced professional, who joined the company as Sales Representative in 1996.

In 2002, he was promoted to the position of a Senior Sales Representative and between 2008 – 2010, he was the Area Manager of the North- West District in Jos, Plateau State.

He was later promoted to the position of Acting District Manager in 2010, and became the substantive District Manager (North-West) in 2011. Until his new appointment as the Acting Managing Director/Chief Executive, Alhaji Hassan was the Head of Sales (North) of Learn Africa Plc (formerly Longman Nigeria Plc) the largest and foremost educational publisher in Nigeria.

Alhaji Awwalu Makarfi

Alhaji Awwalu Makarfi was appointed as a Director of Learn Africa Plc. Besides being a professional Librarian, he has attended numerous on-the-job courses both locally and overseas.

Alhaji Makarfi also has a rich experience in the maritime industry and until his retirement in 2006, he was the Director of Administration and Personnel Services at the National Maritime Authority (NMA) and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency(NIMASA).

Mr Frederick Ebakoleane Ijewere

Mr Frederick Ebakoleane Ijewere is a Chartered Accountant by profession. He is a fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and Chartered Institute of Taxation, Nigeria (CITN), and a SAP human resources consultant.

He has over 25 years of private accounting practice. Fred is on Board of several organisations involved in business risk consultancy, oil and gas and manufacturing. He has also been the Managing Director of an industrial mineral processing plant and a financial company.

Mr Ijewere is also a member and treasurer of the Anti - Counterfeit Coalition in Nigeria, as well as an Assistant Governor of Rotary International.

Hajia Binta Bakari

Hajia Binta Bakari is the MD/CEO of Elegant Touch Limited. She has a vast experience in purchasing, sales and construction. Before starting Elegant Touch Limited, she had worked with AWAL Motors Limited and AWAL Construction Limited.

A seasoned administrator, Hajia Binta has been a contractor to many government ministries, parastatals, agencies, private companies, individuals and diplomatic community. She had her education at the Women Teachers' Training College, Borno State.

Mrs Yetunde Aina

Mrs Aina holds a B.Sc Economics and a degree in Law from Kings College and Cambridge University in London respectively. Mrs Aina has varied experience in banking, product design and business development. She was also a design consultant to Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC).


Mrs Aina is currently the CEO of Jadeas Trust, an educational and cultural foundation with a Pan-African focus. The organisation has played advisory roles to state governments, national and international agencies and organisations.

Mr Gbolagunte Aiyedun

Mr Gbolagunte Aiyedun graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University in 1988 with a B.Sc (Honours) degree in Biochemistry. He joined Longman Nigeria Plc in 1999 as Publisher (Science and Technical) having worked with two other publishing companies from the year 1992. He rose to the position of a Senior Publisher in 2002, Deputy Publishing Manager in 2008 and Assistant General Manager (Publishing) in 2009.

He was appointed as the Publishing Director in 2012. He has attended many local and overseas training programmes, including the Strategic Publishing Management Course at the Publishing Training Centre, Wandsworth, London, United Kingdom.

Mrs Cordelia Isioma Ojeile

Mrs Cordelia Isioma Ojeile is an associate member of the institute Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria(CITN). She is an Alumnus of Yaba College of Technology.

She joined Longman Nigeria PLC in 1998 as an Assistant Accountant and rose to the position of Assistant Management Accountant in 2006. She was appointed Management Accountant in 2009, and thereafter made the interim Head of Human Resource and Administration in 2011. In 2012, she rose to the position of Head of Finance and was appointed the Finance Director on 11 December 2014.

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