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.…

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Nestlé invests US$2.6m to conserve and rehabilitate Cavally forest reserve in Côte d’Ivoire

CÔTE D’IVOIRE – The Nestlé group has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Water and Forests of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire for the implementation of the CHF 3.34 million (US$3.5m) project aimed to conserve and rehabilitate the Classified Forest of Cavally, of which Nestlé is contributing CHF 2.5 million (US$2.6m). The agreement was signed by Mr. Alain-Richard…

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Nestlé joins public-private coalition to boost quality education in Ivory Coast

IVORY COAST– Nestlé has joined the Child Learning and Education Facility (CLEF) and the Early Learning and Nutrition Facility (ELAN) coalition to combat child labor and provide a good start in life and quality education for all children in rural communities in Ivory Coast. The CLEF & ELAN coalition is a pooled financing facility, and the first public-private partnership focused…

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Three start ups announced winners of Nestlé Sub-Saharan Africa innovation challenge

AFRICA – Nestlé has announced the winners of the Sub-Saharan Africa innovation challenge that was launched in May 2019 as part of its efforts to contribute to the local innovation ecosystem. Selected from among a highly competitive group of 174 submissions from 27 different countries across Africa, Shopit from South Africa, Exportunity from Benin and Wakulima from Tanzania were emerged as winners. The…

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