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Unilever Nigeria Plc Gets New MD


Mr. Carl Cruz has been appointed by the board of Unilever Nigeria Plc as its new managing director.

This is made public by Soromidayo George, who is the director, corporate affairs and sustainable business, Unilever, Ghana and Nigeria.

Cruz is expected to assume management and leadership of the company effective February 1.

He is taking over from Adesola Sobande-Peters  who was appointed interim director following the resignation of Yaw Nsarkoh in November.

Until his appointment, Cruz served as chairman, Unilever Sri Lanka.

“Carl has over 26 years’ experience working in Customer Development, and in Marketing roles across Home Care, Beauty & Personal Care and Foods,” the statement read.

“He comes with extensive career in Unilever D & E Markets in Asia (Philippines, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka).

“As Chairman of Unilever Sri Lanka, Carl successfully steered the business to a sustainable and competitive growth trajectory. Mr. Carl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from De La Salle University, Philippines.

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“The  new leadership reflects Unilever’s focus on strengthening its operational effectiveness and reinforces the commitment of the company to its contribution to the socio-economic development of Nigeria.”