NIGERIA – FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC, a leading dairy company in Nigeria, has appointed Roger Adou as its new Managing Director, effective January 1, 2024.

Adou takes over from Ben Langat, who served as Managing Director for seven years and has exited the company to pursue new career opportunities.

Roger Adou, who joined FrieslandCampina in 2019, brings over 21 years of experience in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry in Africa.

Prior to his appointment as the Managing Director, Adou served as the Regional Director for FrieslandCampina West Africa, overseeing a region comprising 18 countries in West and Central Africa.

Known for his leadership acumen and ability to manage diverse teams, Adou has a rich background in the beverage industry.

Before joining FrieslandCampina, he gained extensive experience working with notable companies such as The Coca-Cola Company and the Castel Group, a prominent beverage and bottling company operating in 21 African countries.

Adou’s leadership style, characterized by creating cohesive and successful teams, has earned him recognition.

He has been nominated three times in the Top 200 Choiseul African Leaders under 40 in the Business Sector by the esteemed French think tank ‘Choiseul Institute.’

“We are confident his strategic vision and industry expertise will drive growth and continued success for the company,” Moyo Ajekigbe, Chairman of the board of directors at FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria stated expressing confidence in Adou’s capabilities.

Adou, who holds a Master of Science from ESCA Business School of the INP-HB of Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire, and an Executive MBA from HEC Paris, France, is also certified by the London Business School, UK.

 “I am truly honored and excited about leading the Company to attain new heights of success and eagerly anticipate the journey ahead,” he said expressing his enthusiasm for the new role.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC remains a key player in the dairy industry, consistently providing high-quality dairy nutrition through its well-known brands such as Peak, Three Crowns, Coast, Olympic, and NuNu.

The company looks forward to Adou’s leadership in steering it towards achieving further success and contributing to the nourishment of Nigerians with high-quality and affordable dairy nutrition.

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