His unceremonious departure is coming exactly one year and seven months after he took the job which made him a reference point for consumer and marketing research in Nigeria. While at Nielsen, Lampe provided insights as well as consulting services to various brands and corporate organsations in the country.
In a telephone chat earlier today Lampe, confirmed that he had actually left Nielsen West Africa, but would not disclose what his next port of call would be. “I am no longer with Nielsen, but I cannot tell you now what I am up to next. As soon as I make up my mind on that, I will let you know,” he said.
According to his LinkedIn page, Lampe is a multilingual who speaks English, French, Arabic and about 15 other major languages, comprising 18 countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, the Island of Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the Island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe and Togo.
Lampe was Africa Marketing Director, Family Nutrition at GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare PLC (GSK). In that role, he was responsible for the development and execution of commercial strategy and projects, with shared P&L accountability across markets in Sub-Saharan Africa.
He was previously Marketing Director at Nutricima Limited, a member of the PZ Cusson Group, and Marketing Director-Segments at Zain Nigeria, Marketing Director, Cadbury East and Central Africa.