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Nestle Nigeria appoints new MD

Nestle Nigeria appoints new MD
August 06
20:46 2020

Nestle Nigeria Plc has appointed Wassim Elhusseini to replace Mauricio Alarcon as its new managing director.

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This was disclosed in a statement signed by Victoria Uwadoka, corporate communications and public affairs manager, Nestlé Nigeria, on Wednesday.

The appointment takes takes effect from September 1.

“To replace Alarcon as the managing director of Nestlé Nigeria, effective September 1, 2020 is Wassim Elhusseini, currently the country manager and sales director of Nestlé Middle East & North Africa (MENA),” the statement read.

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Elhusseini joined Nestlé Kuwait in 2002 as channel category sales development (CCSD) manager for Coffee & Creamers, and in 2015, he moved to Nestlé Middle East to lead the CCSD unit.

“Appointed sales director of Nestlé Middle East in 2016, Elhusseini positively contributed to the business from a functional and leadership perspective,” Uwadoka said.

“He also played an integral role in the creation of the new Middle East and North Africa region, comprising 16 countries, before his role was expanded to country manager and sales director in 2020.”

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The statement further disclosed that the company has notified the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the investing public of the appointment of Alarcon as the market head of Nestlé Central and West Africa region, comprising 25 countries with head office in Ghana, also effective September 1.

The company also maintained that Alarcon will remain on the board of Nestlé Nigeria Plc as a non-executive director.

“The board expressed its appreciation of Alarcon’s outstanding achievements in all ramifications since he was appointed as the managing director of the company in October 2016, and is pleased that the company will continue to benefit from his experience,” the statement added.

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