Daisy Danjuma, a former senator, has been announced as the new chairman of May & Baker Plc.
According to a notice sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the 67-year-old trained lawyer’s appointment was effective on September 27 when Theophilus Danjuma, her husband and former minister of defence Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma, retired.
TY Danjuma, as he is popularly referred to, retired at the company’s board meeting that held on September 27.
Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma joined the company’s board in 2003.
Daisy Danjuma Biography
Senator Daisy Ehanire Danjuma was born 6 August, 1952 in Benin City, Edo State. She was first appointed to the Board of Directors of our Company on 30th July,1.999 until 8th October 2003 and later on 30h May 2019.
Senator Daisy Ehanire Danjuma is a law graduate of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria with over 40 years of post-call experience.
She began her career as a State Counsel in the Lagos State Ministry of Justice (Department of Public Prosecutions) and was a pioneer Legal Counsel to the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria before working for the investment bank Nigerian Acceptances Ltd. (NAL). She spent the next decade as Company Secretary/Legal Adviser to the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) before moving into private practice. She is a former Chairman of SAPETRO (1999-2003).
In 2003 she was elected Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria where she served on numerous committees, most notably as Chairman of the ECOWAS Parliament’s Women and Children’s Rights Committee and Senate Committee Chairman on Women Affairs and Youth Development.
Senator Danjuma is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School, a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the International Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA).