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P&G appoints new MD for Nigeria


Procter and Gamble (P&G) has announced the appointment of George Nasser as the new company managing director for Nigeria.

In a statement Monday, the company’s communications manager Olatomiwa Akande says Nasser brings with him a wealth of senior management and leadership experience, having served for more than 24 years in the FMCG industry.

Prior to his last role as P&G country manager for Ukraine, George Nasser held the role of country manager for North Africa and Levant as well as in Saudi and Yemen. He has over seven years experience in marketing and business development in locations including Dubai, Moscow, Egypt and Switzerland.

Remarking on his appointment, Nassar said: “I am deeply honoured by the opportunity to lead P&G’s operations in Nigeria. As a company, we have great assets in our tremendous human talent and our unmatched legacy of innovative brands introduced into to the market following well researched consumer insights. I look forward to working with the leadership team and employees in Nigeria to continue our proud legacy and to lead P&G and our leading brands including Pampers, Ariel, Always, Oral B and so on into the next era.”

Commenting on this appointment, the outgoing general manager Manoj Kumar said: “George is a strong leader with a passion for the company and deep understanding of the business. His track record of strategic leadership, combined with his open-minded approach to problem solving has earned him the respect of employees, customers and partners worldwide. He has the right combination of knowledge, depth and experience to lead the company’s operations successfully in Nigeria.”

Kumar had been at the helm of leadership for the leading consumer goods company since 2009. Kumar’s tenure also saw the company introduce new brands including Oral-B toothpaste and Safeguard anti-bacterial soap to its Nigerian portfolio in line with the company’s commitment to making everyday life a little better for Nigerians.

By: Daniel Obi