By Glam & Essence
The board of directors of May & Baker Nigeria Plc, has appointed Senator Daisy Danjuma as the chairman of the company. She succeeded her husband, Lt General Theophilus Danjuma, who retired on September 27, 2019 ,after 16 years as director and chairman of board of directors of May & Baker Nigeria Plc.
Directors of the healthcare company, at their meeting on September 27, 2019, appointed Daisy Danjuma to lead the company. She was first appointed to the board of directors of the healthcare company on July 30, 1999 and retired on October 8, 2003 and was later reappointed on May 30, 2019.
She brings to the leadership of the board of the healthcare company over 42 years wealth of experience in legal, administrative and public service. A 1976 law graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, she was chairman, board of directors, South Atlantic Petroleum Limited between 1999 and 2003 and currently the executive vice chairman of the company.
She worked as a State Counsel with the Lagos State Ministry of Justice in the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). She was a pioneer legal counsel to the Legal Aid Council and later worked as the company secretary and legal adviser to the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) between 1982 and 1992.
Between 2003 and 2007 she served as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. As a Senator, she was Chairman Women and Child Rights Committee of the Economic Community of West African States, (ECOWAS), Chairman Senate Committee on Women Affairs and Youth Development and a member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. She also served as a member of the Senate Committees on Health, Education, Finance and Land Transport.
An alumnus of the Lagos Business School (LBS), a member of the International Bar Association, the Nigerian Bar Association, and the International Federation of Women Lawyers, Senator Daisy Danjuma is also the Chairman of Board of Trustees of Lagos Public Interest Law Partnership, and Trustee of the H.I.D Awolowo Foundation.