UAC Foods appoints Chidi Okoro as new MD
The board of UAC FOODS Limited (UFL) has announced the appointment of Mr. Chidi Okoro as the Managing Director of the Company, a joint venture business of UAC of Nigeria Plc and Tiger Brands International of South Africa, with effect from 15th October 2015.
Mr. Okoro, seasoned Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry executive with vast business and product management experience spanning over 25 years.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Okoro held a number of senior management positions including General ManagerAfrica Lucozade Ribena Suntory responsible for
a setting up teams, processes and integrating the Africa operations to develop it into a major revenue and profit contributor to Orangina Schweppes International.
Before assuming this role, he was for four years the Managing Director of GlaxoSmithKline Nigeria PLC.
He joined GlaxoSmithKline Consumer as Sales Director for West Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Gambia), where he successfully put his sales and marketing experience from telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and food into practice to achieve the company’s sales objective.
Mr. Okoro kicked off his working career at Emzor Pharma Nigeria Limited as a Product Manager/ Senior Sales Representative/ Detailing Representative and moved on to Reckitt Benckiser Nigeria Limited as Brand Manager/Regional Sales Manager.
He later teamed up with Promasidor Nigeria as Sales Director/National Sales Manager/Regional Ma n a g e r / Op e r a t i o n s Manager before joining MTN Telecommunications Nigeria as General Manager-Business Sales.
He holds two master’s degrees in Positive Leadership & Strategy from IE Business School, Madrid, Spain and Marketing from University of Lagos, Nigeria and a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.