Nestlé Nigeria Gets New Managing Director

By Ijeoma Ukazu, Lagos
Nestlé Nigeria Plc has appointed Mauricio Alarcon its new managing director and chief executive officer, effective from 1st October 2016.
In its statement, Nestlé Nigeria Plc says Alarcon replaces Dharnesh Gordhon, who was equally appointed general manager of Nestlé Indonesia.
Alarcon is Mexican and joined Nestlé in Mexico, in 1999. He has held various sales and marketing roles in his home country.
He has occupied strategic business and marketing positions in the Ice Cream business at the Corporate Headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland including Marketing Advisor before being appointed Marketing Manager for the Ice Cream business in Australia.
In 2010, Mauricio became Business Executive Manager for Ice Cream for North East Africa. Then in 2014 Managing Director of Nestlé Côte d’Ivoire overseeing Nestlé’s operations in Senegal, Guinea Conakry, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, Mauritania and Cape Verde until his move to Nigeria.
Mauricio holds a master’s degree in Engineering Manufacturing and Management from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. Mauricio has a strong belief that the key ingredient for success is an authentic passion for people and an unrelenting pursuit of excellence in action.
“I am honored to take up this new challenge to lead Nestlé’s business in one of the largest economy in Africa. Despite the current challenges the country is facing, Nestlé Nigeria is committed to still offer nutritious and tastier food and beverages that meet the needs of people.
“I look forward to working with my team and all our stakeholders as we continue to pursue our vision of enhancing the quality of life of people in Nigeria,” he said.

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