Managing Director at Weststar Associates
Managing Director at Weststar Associates Limited
Mary Ojulari is the Managing Director at Weststar Associates
Limited (Mercedes-Benz Nigeria) and serves as the President of the European Business Chamber Nigeria (EuroCham).
Weststar is the sole Authorised General Distributor for Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars’ and Commercial Vehicles in Nigeria, and coordinates Daimler AG’s business activities which include aftersales services, marketing, fleet
management support, warranties and professional training in Nigeria. As the EuroCham President, she works with the directors of EuroCham to execute the association’s objectives and provide value to its 50 member companies. EuroCham is a business group which unites the main European investors and corporate organizations in Nigeria with the primary objectives of promoting trade, investment and exchange between European and Nigerian businesses. EuroCham advocates for the highest quality standards, sharing best practice, and a commitment to corporate social responsibility.
Mary is a strategically focused and result oriented Business Executive with over 22 years of experience, 13 years of which were spent working in Europe, at some of the continent’s most prestigious companies. She has worked in a range of senior and director level roles in the automotive, hospitality, media, and service sectors. She has a reputation for strong communication
and establishing robust working relationships with relevant stakeholders and parties. Her specialties are continuous improvement, leadership, strategy, networking, financial management, financial reporting, project management, and due diligence. She is an enterprising and versatile professional with broad experience in leading all aspects of finance.
She started her career in Audit at KPMG UK, before moving to Bass Group PLC as a Management Accountant in 2003 and, thereafter, Whitbread PLC UK as a Management Accountant. In 2006, Mary joined the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) as an Analyst, where she quickly made her mark.
Her innovative and forward-thinking leadership was subsequently rewarded with a promotion to Business & Corporate Planning Manager in 2009.
She relocated to Nigeria in 2012 after taking on the role of Chief Financial Officer for West Africa at CNBC & Forbes Africa. In 2014, she advanced to the position of Finance Director. In addition, she was responsible for the organization’s Administration and Human Resources Division for the West African region for 5 years. In 2017, she joined Weststar Associated Limited, where she currently works.
Mary is currently pursuing an Executive MBA at Warwick Business School and holds a degree in Accounting and Finance from London South Bank University, as well as being a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants since 2008. She also has several Human Resources Certifications from the Lagos Business School.