The board of UAC Foods Limited has appointed Dr Oladele Ajayi as the Managing Director of the company. UAC Foods Limited is a joint venture company between UAC of Nigeria (UACN) and Tiger Brands Limited of South Africa.
Ajayi holds a PhD in Mechanical & Process Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom and he is an alumnus of the Advance Management Program of Harvard Business School.
Prior to his appointment, Oladele was the Special Adviser to the Federal Minister of Industry, Trade & Investment and a Non-Executive Director of GZ Industries.
In 1989, he had joined Nigerian Breweries Plc as an Assistant Brewer and following several roles in technical, marketing and sales, both in Nigeria and overseas, was appointed Sales Director of Nigerian Breweries Plc. Thereafter, he was appointed Managing Director of Heineken, Hungary and later Managing Director, Central and East Africa sub-regions for Heineken International.
He also served in many non-executive roles such as Chairman of Sierra Leone Brewery Ltd, Chairman of Brasserries et Limonaderies du Rwanda, External Director of Guinness Ghana Breweries Ltd and Director of Brasserrie de Bourbon, St Dennis, La Reunion.
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