By Modupe Gbadeyanka
The appointment of Mr Mauricio Alarcon as the new Managing Director of Nestle Nigeria has been announced by the company.
Business Post learnt that Mr Alarcon is replacing Mr Dharnesh Gordhon, who has taken up a new position at Nestle Indonesia.
Mr Alarcon, Nestle Nigeria Plc disclosed, will take over the position from October 1, 2016.
The new MD joined Nestle Mexico in 1999 as an Area Sales Manager in the company’s Ice Cream business.
He was later move from there to the position of Marketing Advisor at Nestlé’s Strategic Business Unit in Switzerland; then Marketing Manager for Nestlé’s Ice cream business in Australia; Business Executive Manager at Nestlé’s Ice Cream in Egypt.
Under his management, the ice cream business turnover in Egypt more than doubled and the profitability improved in a challenging environment.
From September 2014 to May 2016, Mr Alarcon became the Country Manager for Nestle Cote d’Ivoire, where he drove strong revenue growth, turning around a once struggling business.
He would soon be elevated to the Managing Director position of Nestle Atlantic Cluster, which covers (Cote d’ivoire, Senegal, Guinea Conakry, Guinea Bissau and Gambia) from June 2016–current. In this position, he oversaw the activities of Nestlé’s businesses in these countries.