Unilever Nigeria appoints three new directors
For its Customer Development, Brand Building and Finance Functions
Unilever Nigeria has appointed Kwaku Boateng, David Okeme and Kasturi Sudarshan as Customer Development, Brand Building and Finance Directors respectively.
With a combined 58 years of working experience within Unilever between them, all the newly appointed directors joined Unilever as Management Trainees in the 1990s and bring a great deal of experience to the Unilever Nigeria team from operations across the world – USA, India, South Africa, Ghana, Middle East & Turkey.
Kwaku Boateng, the Customer Development Director holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, and has about 20 years of Unilever experience. Prior to his current role, he served as Supply Chain Director and Customer Development Director for Unilever Ghana in 2005 and 2008 respectively. Kwaku has also functioned as Regional Foods Supply Chain Planning Director for Unilever’s AMET business in South Africa.
David Okeme joined Unilever Nigeria in 1992 with an Honours Degree in English from the University of Jos. Having about 18 years of experience in Customer Marketing, Brand Development and Brand Building, David returns to Unilever Nigeria as Brand Building Director, following three years as the Regional Brand Development Manager for Unilever’s Oral Care business in the Gulf. He is a Fellow of the National Institute of Marketing in Nigeria, and an alumnus of London and Wharton Business Schools.
Kasturi Sudarshan joins Unilever Nigeria with 20 years of experience having performed senior roles in Finance, Supply Chain and Audit within Unilever. He holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani and an MBA (Finance) from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Prior to his current role as Finance Director, Unilever Nigeria, Kasturi served as GM Finance – Sales & Customer Development, Unilever HUL, India.
Unilever Nigeria is part of the multinational Unilever group, which produces personal care, home care and foods products like Close Up, Lux, OMO, Sunlight, Blue Band, Lipton, Royco and Knorr, which are used by billions of people across the globe every day.
In line with its commitment to Human Capacity Development, through the Unilever Future Leaders Programme, Unilever Nigeria on an annual basis seeks out and employs talented individuals, and develops them for successful careers through its robust business process.
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