BrandArena: Berger Paints Appoints New MD, COO

Monday, 6 May 2019

Berger Paints Appoints New MD, COO

In line with its plan to strategically position its business model for increased efficiency, Berger Paints Nigeria Plc has appointed Anjan Sircar as its new Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, and Tolulope Ogunkolade as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO).

While Sircar’s appointment took effect on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, Ogunkolade’s appointment will take effect from Monday, May 6, 2019.

Anjan Sircar’s profile: Sircar comes with a vast experience, having served as the CEO of Elite Group of Companies, Bangladesh, Country Director & Head of Berger Paints (Nepal) Ltd., a subsidiary of Berger Paints India Ltd., Director and General Manager, Asian Paints India Ltd, and as Country Director of Kadisco Asianpaints, a subsidy of Asian Paints India Ltd).

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Sircar holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Calcutta University (Ashutosh College) and has attended several management courses at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. He has also completed Harvard Business School’s ‘Manage Mentor 18 Module’.

On the other hand, Ogunkolade has almost two decades of proven accomplishments in operations, management, strategy, business development, energy, infrastructure assets, manufacturing, and natural gas utilization infrastructure.

He holds a Higher National Diploma with Upper Credit in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, and a Master of Science (M.Sc) Degree
in Strategic Engineering Management from the Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom (UK).

Until his appointment, Ogunkolade was the General Manager (GM), Manufacturing, Income Electrix Limited, Rivers State.

About Berger Paints: Berger Paints Nigeria Plc commenced operations in Nigeria on January 9, 1959 with registration number RC.1837.  Lewis Berger, a German colour chemist founded the Berger Paints’ dynasty in London, in 1760.

The company operates in 5 business segments, which include -Decorative/Architectural finishes, Industrial Coatings, Marine & Protection coatings, Automotive/Vehicle refinishes, Wood Finishing and Preservers.

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