Dharnesh Gordhon Quits Nestle Nigeria

Dharnesh Gordhon

The Managing Director of Nestle Nigeria Plc, Mr. Dharnesh Gordhon, has resigned his appointment as a Director and Managing Director of the Company with effect from 1St October 2016 due to his transfer to Nestle Indonesia.

The Board accepted his resignation and thanked him for his contributions to the growth of the Company since his appointment in June 2013.

The Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Mauricio Alarcon as the new Managing Director of Nestle Nigeria Plc with effect from 1 October 2016.

Mr. Mauricio Alarcon joined Nestle Mexico in 1999. Following a number of Sales and Marketing assignments in the Ice Cream business in Mexico, including Marketing Advisor at the Ice Cream Strategic Business Unit in Switzerland, he was appointed as the Marketing Manager for the Ice Cream business in Australia. In 2010, he joined Nestle Egypt as Business Executive Manager, Ice Cream where his dynamism played a key role in transforming the business. Under his leadership, the Ice Cream business turnover in Nestle Egypt more than doubled and the profitability improved in a challenging environment.

Mr. Mauricio Alarcon drove a strong turnaround of the business in Nestle Cote d’Ivoire from 2014 through his engaging leadership style by driving strong top line growth. In his recently expanded role as the Managing Director of Nestle Atlantic Cluster (covering Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Guinea, Gambia, Mauritania and Cape Vert), he has effectively led the new Cluster.

According his profile, Dharnesh Gordhon serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Nestle Nigeria PLC and has been its Managing Director since June 2013. Mr. Gordhon joined the Nestlé Group in South Africa in March 2004 as Category Sales Development Manager before taking over as Business Executive Manager, Dairy in September 2005.

In 2009, he was on a short assignment in Malaysia/Singapore as Group Channel and Category Sales Development Manager before returning to South Africa to assume the position of Head of Sales for the Southern African Region (ZAR). He is a Chartered Marketer and holds a Master in Business Administration.

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