Portland Paints appoints Yakasai as new MD
Until his appointment, Yakasai was from 2011 a Special Projects Manager at UAC’s Corporate Centre with responsibility for Strategy and other strategic initiatives of the Group as well as a Non-Executive Director of PPPNP.
Yakasai, who started his career with Chemical and Allied Products PLC, a subsidiary of UAC, in July 1985 was at various times the former Managing Director of Spring Waters Nigeria Limited (SWAN) and Warm Spring Waters Nigeria Limited – the spring water businesses of the UAC Group.With the appointment, Yakasai is bringing to PPPNP a track record of sound knowledge and proven experience of the paints and chemical industry as he held various positions in CAP PLC including Regional Sales Manager, National Sales Coordinator, Business Manager Flame Guard and CAP Decorators, General Manager Business Development and General Manager Paints.
A graduate of Agricultural Economics and Masters of Business Administration holder from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State, Yakasai has attended various local and overseas courses in Sales, Customer Service and Marketing, Leadership and General Management, Strategy & Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and SAP Enterprise Resource Planning solutions.
He is also an Alumnus of Ashridge Business School, UK, is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) and holds an honorary fellowship of the Institute of Administrative Management of Nigeria.
PPPNP is a leading paints company involved in the manufacturing, distributing and marketing of a wide array of Decorative, Industrial, Marine and Protective Coatings. Its flagship brand is Sandtex, a high quality decorative paint, with other brands including Crown Trade and Hempel.