Unilever Nigeria, a fast-moving consumer goods firm, has appointed Ben Langat as its non-executive director and Obinna Emenyonu as executive director.
According to a statement on Thursday, the board considered and approved the appointments based on the recommendation of governance, remuneration and risk management.
“This is to notify the Nigerian Exchange and the Investing public that by a resolution of the board of directors of Unilever Nigeria Plc at its board meeting held on January 18, 2024, the Board considered and approved the resignation of Jaime Aguilera as non-executive director effective January 17, 2024,” the statement said.
“The board of directors would like to express their sincere gratitude to Aguilera for his outstanding contributions leading to significant development and setting Unilever Nigeria Plc on a path to sustainable and profitable growth,” it added.
Langat, who is taking up the non-executive director role, will be responsible for Unilever’s operations in East and West Africa and joined the company from FrieslandCampina.
He is taking over the role of Jaime Aguilera who resigned as non-executive director effective January 17, 2024. He started his career at Unilever and has previously held several positions working across different regions in Africa including Kenya, Malawi, and Ghana.
He moved to Coca-Cola Nigeria, where he was subsequently appointed managing director before he joined FrieslandCampina where he was appointed to lead their sub-Saharan Africa operations.
Before Emenyonu was appointed as executive director. He assumed the role of procurement director for West Africa at Unilever Nigeria Plc in 2019.
“He brings extensive experience in strategic procurement leadership and was head of procurement at Lafarge Africa PLC, and head of procurement for Africa at PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc before joining Unilever,” said.