Folake Odegbami is the Head of Safety, Health & Environment in Lafarge Africa.
She is a Chemical Engineer with an MSc in Energy, Environmental Technology & Economics from City University, London, UK. She is a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner.
She joined British American Tobacco in 2002 as a Quality Team Assurance Leader after which she worked as a HSEQ Advisor in the UK, consulting for different organisations. She joined Lafarge initially in 2010 as the HSE Manager at the Ewekoro Plant for a brief period of 4 years and later moved on to FLSMIDTH JERSEY as the HSE Manager, Nigeria. Her previous role before re-joining Lafarge Africa in 2018 was that of Company SHE Manager for Unilever Ghana and Nigeria.
For almost 2 decades, she has managed Health, Safety, Environment, Quality and Security in several countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt, Angola, and the United Kingdom. She enjoys working within multi-cultural teams, coaching, guiding, leading and mentoring and is adept at managing regulatory stakeholders, and influencing top management and leaders across several industries, in multi-national organizations, at various project, operational and budget phases.