Roger Adou has been appointed the new managing director of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria effective January 1, 2024.
He succeeds Ben Langat who after a seven-year tenure in FrieslandCampina exited to pursue his career outside the company.
Adou joined the company in 2019.
Before his new appointment, he was the regional director for FrieslandCampina West Africa, overseeing a region comprising 18 countries in West and Central Africa, spanning Senegal to the Republic of Congo.
With over 21 years of experience in the FMCG industry in Africa, Adou is a seasoned business leader adept at managing multicultural and diverse teams.
Prior to FrieslandCampina, he amassed extensive experience in the beverage industry, having worked with the Coca-Cola company, the Castel Group, a prominent beverage and bottling company for major brands including Coca-Cola, Diageo, Heineken and Suntory, listed in many markets with operations in 21 African Countries.
Adou has worked in several countries, including Mali, Niger, Senegal, Benin, Togo, and Cote d’Ivoire.
“Known for creating cohesive and victorious teams, he infuses organisations with transformational energy. He is a commercially astute individual with strategic and operational proficiency, championing the significance of Excellence in Execution for achieving commendable business outcomes,” the statement said.
He 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.
He is also certified by the London Business School, UK.
His leadership has garnered recognition, as evidenced by his three-time nomination in the Top 200 Choiseul African Leaders under 40 in the Business Sector by the eminent 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, board of directors at FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria, said.
“We express our appreciation to Langat for his contributions and wish him the very best in the next phase of his career.”