Mexican national Mauricio Alarcon appointed CEO of Nestlé Central & West Africa

AFRICA – Nestlé, one of the major nutrition companies in the world, has appointed Mauricio Alarcon as new Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Central and West Africa Ltd, effective September 1, 2020.

Mr. Alarcon, is a Mexican national with a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, a has a robust and in-depth understanding the Nestlé.

He has been at the food nutrition giant for over 20 years and has worked for the company in various capacities in a number or regions in the world.

In 2004, he was appointed as Marketing Manager for the Ice Cream business in Australia and later moved to Nestlé’s North and Eastern Africa Region as Business Executive Manager for Ice Cream in 2010.

In 2014, he became Managing Director of Nestlé Côte d’Ivoire where he drove business growth and efficiency.

He also headed Nestlé’s operations in Senegal, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, Mauritania and Cape Verde.

In 2016, he became the Managing Director of Nestlé Nigeria, the largest Nestlé operation in the region.

During his tenure in Nigeria, Mr. Alarcon was a catalyst for change and innovation to achieve superior business performance amidst a volatile environment.

He also demonstrated a strong personal commitment to improving the lives of people within the company as well as in the communities it operates.

He thus becomes the right choice for the role of CEO of Nestlé Central and West Africa Ltd given his vast experience in the region.

 “I’m honored and excited to lead Nestlé Central and West Africa Ltd. I look forward to joining forces with all our stakeholders to deliver Nestlé’s purpose,” Mr. Alarcon said.

 “We will achieve this by bringing to life our vision of delivering affordable and accessible nutrition to everyone in Central and West Africa.”

Nestlé operates in 25 countries and directly employs more than 5,400 people in Central and West Africa region.

The company has 9 factories and 3 co-packers in the vast west and central African region and has portfolio that spans food and beverage categories including dairy, culinary, coffee, beverages, infant nutrition and bottled water.

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