Nestle has appointed Mauricio Alarcon as new Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Central and West Africa Limited, effective September 1, 2020.
Mr Alarcon has a robust and in-depth understanding of Central and West Africa.
A statement issued in Accra by Madam Marie Chantal Messier, Head of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs said in 2014, he became Managing Director of Nestle Côte d’Ivoire, where, he drove business growth and efficiency.
He also headed Nestle’s operation in Senegal, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, Mauritania and Cape Verde. In 2016, he became the Managing Director of Nestle Nigeria, the largest Nestle operation in the region.
During his tenure in Nigeria, Mr Alarcon was a catalyst for change and innovation to achieve superior business performance amidst a volatile environment.
He also demonstrated a strong personal commitment to improving the lives of people within the company as well as in the communities it operates.
Mr Alarcon is a Mexican national with a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
He worked in the banking sector before joining Nestle Mexico in 1999 and in 2004, he was appointed as Marketing Manager for the Ice Cream business in Australia.
He moved to Nestle’s North and Eastern Africa Region as Business Executive Manager for Ice Cream in 2010, transforming the business by doubling turnover and improving profitability.
“I am honoured and excited to lead Nestle Central and West Africa Limited. 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,” Mr Alarcon said.
He said: “We will achieve this by bringing to life our vision of delivering affordable and accessible nutrition to everyone in Central and West Africa.”
Mr Alarcon noted they would also continue to build strong communities by improving livelihoods as well as intensifying our efforts to protect our planet for future generations.