Non-Executive Mr. Alfonso Garate joined the Board of Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc. as a Non-Executive Director on Wednesday 11th March 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Economics and Business Administration Degree from University Pontificia Comillas – ICADE, Madrid, Spain (1992) and attended Harvard Business School – Advanced Management Program (2009). He is also an alumnus from IMD (International Institute for Management Development) Business School of Post Graduate Studies in Lausane, Switzerland (2005-2007). A very experienced professional in business development in emerging markets with strong capabilities in general management, business strategy, corporate finance, structured finance and international trading and shipping, Mr. Garate started his career in investment banking and telecom institutions where he held numerous positions. Thereafter, he proceeded to Holcim Ltd where he held different management positions and subsequently became the Chief Executive Officer of Holcim Trading SA, the worldwide leader trading and shipping organization for cementitious and building materials.