BrandArena: UAC Foods Appoints New Managing Director

Friday 23 October 2015

UAC Foods Appoints New Managing Director

The Board of UAC Foods Limited on Monday announced the appointment of Mr. Chidi Okoro as the Managing Director of the company.

According to the company, which is a joint venture of UAC of Nigeria Plc and Tiger Brands International of South Africa, Okoro’s appointment is effective on October 15, 2015.

The company described Okoro in a statement announcing his appointment as a seasoned fast-moving consumer goods industry executive with vast business and product management experience spanning over 25 years.

It added that the new MD had a solid track record that was a good fit with the current strategic focus of UAC Foods.

Prior to his appointment, Okoro held a number of senior management positions including General Manager, Africa, at Lucozade Ribena Suntory where he was responsible for setting up teams, processes and integrating the African operations of the company to develop it into a major revenue and profit contributor to Orangina Schweppes International.

Before that, he was the MD of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Plc, a position he held for four years.

The statement explained that Okoro had joined GlaxoSmithKline Consumer as Sales Director for West Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Gambia), where he successfully brought his sales and marketing experience from telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and others to bear to achieve the company’s sales objective.

He had started his career at Emzor Pharma Nigeria Limited as a product manager/senior sales representative/detailing representative from where he moved to Reckitt Benckiser Nigeria Limited as brand manager/regional sales manager.

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