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P&G Nigeria Chooses Farhat as New Managing Director

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Mr Adil Farhat has been announced as the new Managing Director of the Nigeria arm of Procter and Gamble (P&G).

He takes over from Mr George Nassar, who retired from the leading consumer goods company after meritorious years of service.

P&G Communications Manager, Tomiwa Ajewole, who commented on the leadership change said that Mr Farhat’s appointment was testament to P&G’s continued commitment and focus on driving economic and social infrastructure development in Nigeria.

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Also commenting, Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa, Mr Faisal Sabzwari, stated that, “I would like to congratulate Adil on his appointment. Adil brings fresh ideas and an innovative approach that will enhance and help revamp our P&G Nigeria operations sustainably.

“We’re here for the long haul and his appointment reaffirms P&G’s commitment to our Nigeria operations.”

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Speaking on his appointment, Mr Farhat said, “I am honoured by the opportunity to lead P&G Nigeria. It is both exciting and challenging.

“There is tremendous potential for P&G in Nigeria and together with our amazing team of P&G talent and our world class brands, I am confident that we will continue to build a fantastic business.”

Mr Farhat joined P&G in 2001 and for the last 17 years has served in various capacities at P&G across Europe, Middle East and Pakistan subsidiaries. Prior to his appointment as MD for Nigeria, he was the Country Sales Director for P&G Nigeria.

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Mr Farhat has, over the years, in various capacities, proven himself an accomplished and innovative leader, with a track record of successfully delivering top and bottom-line performance.

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Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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