Nestlé has appointed Mauricio Alarcon as CEO of Nestlé Central and West Africa, effective immediately.
Alarcon joined Nestlé Mexico in 1999 and has held various roles within the global business since then.
He is said to have ‘in-depth’ understanding of Central and West Africa. In 2016, he became the managing director of Nestlé Nigeria, the largest Nestlé operation in the region.
Prior to that, Alarcon served as managing director of Nestlé Côte d’Ivoire. He also headed Nestlé’s operation in Senegal, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, Mauritania and Cape Verde.
Alarcon succeeds Rémy Ejel who has been CEO of Nestlé Central and West Africa since July 2018.
Commenting on his appointment, Alarcon said: “I’m honoured and excited to lead Nestlé Central and West Africa. I look forward to joining forces with all our stakeholders to deliver Nestlé’s purpose, which is to unlock the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come.
“We will achieve this by bringing to life our vision of delivering affordable and accessible nutrition to everyone in Central and West Africa.
“We will also continue to build strong communities by improving livelihoods as well as intensify our efforts to protect our planet for future generations.”
Earlier this year, Nestlé partnered with the IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative to support farming communities and local sourcing practices in West and Central Africa, as part of IDH’s Grown Sustainably in Africa (GSA) programme.
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