Nestlé Nigeria’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mauricio Alarcon, has been appointed second Vice President of Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA).
A statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES by the company’s communication unit Tuesday afternoon said the announcement was made at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the association in Lagos on Tuesday.
Mr. Alarcon has been involved in the direction of the association for the past one year as a member of governing council and he will play a key role in the governing council and management committee, the statement said.
NECA is committed to building a vibrant and sustainable Business Membership Organisation that is responsive to the needs of its members. It works towards this commitment by providing advice, guidance, training and development programs. Since its inception, the association has grown to become the voice of business in the promotion of an enabling environment for enterprise competitiveness and growth.
Speaking during the AGM, Olusegun Oshinowo, Director General of NECA, said, “Mr. Alarcon will no doubt lend his wide ranging industry experience towards enhancing NECA’s role of providing consultation and advisory services as well as promoting the development of the workforce of our members and other organisations. We are happy to have him on board.”
On his part, the MD/CEO of Nestlé Nigeria said, “I am thankful for NECA Board’s vote of confidence in electing me as 2nd Vice President. This is a welcome opportunity to continue to work within the association to meet its objectives which are aligned to our commitment at Nestlé to provide our employees with good working conditions, a safe and healthy work environment.”
Mr Alarcon, an engineer, has over 20 years of industry experience. He started his career in an industrial group and then worked in the banking sector before joining Nestlé in 1999. He held various sales and marketing roles in Nestlé Mexico before his transfer to the Strategic Business Unit in Switzerland as Marketing Advisor.
In 2004, he became the Marketing Lead for Nestlé’s Movenpick Ice Cream brand; and in 2007, the Managing Director of the Ice Cream Business unit in Australia. In 2010, he moved to Egypt as Business Executive Manager for Nestlé’s Ice Cream Business in North Africa.
The statement added that before his appointment as Managing Director and CEO of Nestlé Nigeria in October 2016, Mr. Alarcon was the Managing Director of Nestlé Cote d’Ivoire from 2014; and in 2016 became the Managing Director of the Atlantic Cluster comprising Côte d’Ivoire, Sénégal, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, Mauritania and Cape Verde.
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