Thursday, 11 July 2019

Kunle Oyelana becomes Managing Director of GlaxoSmithKline Nigeria

GSK Consumer Nigeria Plc at the 48th Annual General Meeting announed the appointment of Kunle Oyelana as the new Managing Director of the company. The appointment of Oyelana takes effect from 1st of June 2019.

He brings over 20-year experience in the pharmaceutical industry where he has held roles of increasing responsibilities across Africa and Asia.

Oyelana has a track record of success in the development and effective implementation of robust strategies with a keen focus on delivering sustainable growth in diverse markets.

Prior to his new appointment, he was the Commercial Director for the Classic and Established Products (CEP) portfolio for GSK in the Africa and Developing Countries of Asia region where he provided stimulus for the over 40 markets in the Region to achieve strong double-digit growth of key assets in a challenging environment.

While serving as the Marketing and Commercial Excellence Director for Nigeria and previously for Kenya, East Africa, he led the rapid deployment of Commercial Trade Channel strategies and effective utilization of multiple channels and platforms to deliver exceptional customer engagement and sustained business growth.

Oyelana, who also leads the GSK Pharmaceutical Nigeria business, has a strong focus and drive to deliver outstanding business performance while strengthening controls and developing talent. He holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy and an MBA from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria. He is also an alumnus of Strathmore Business School in Kenya and IMD in Switzerland.

“I am excited at this new opportunity and I’m confident about the outlook for the GSK business in Nigeria,”Oyelana said “Together, with the resilience of the Nigerian team, we hope to continue to serve our customers, grow our brands and contribute to the economic growth of Nigeria.

“Given the exceptional talents that we have in Nigeria and the huge resource base of the country, I am confident that GSK will continue to deliver immense value to our consumers,” he added.

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