NIGERIA – The Coca-Cola Company has appointed Amaka Onyemelukwe to be the Director Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability (PACS) for its Nigeria operations.
Prior to her appoint to the new stint, Amaka was the Head Public Affairs, Communication & Sustainability for Coca-Cola Nigeria.
At her former docket she assiduously protected and grew the company’s reputation and social license, mitigated against discriminatory taxes and adverse regulations.
She also built and implemented high impact community programmes to promote sustainable development and support global commitments, while also safeguarding the company’s assets and assured business continuity through effective stakeholder engagement and management, reports Marketing Edge.
“I look forward to the next phase of extraordinary work with my team and valued partners.”Amaka Onyemelukwe – Director Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability (PACS) Coca-Cola Nigeria
In her new role, she will be responsible for enabling sustainable business growth by building a strong and consistent public policy and sustainable agenda for the business.
She will also oversee strategic communication and stakeholder management, as well as leading high impact sustainable programmes that create shared value in communities across the country.
“I am excited on my new responsibility as the Director, Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability for The Coca-Cola Company in Nigeria. I am indeed humbled to embark on this new leadership journey.
“I have over the past few years – in conjunction with my team and partners – achieved remarkable feats in driving the company’s growth and making significant difference across our communities. I look forward to the next phase of extraordinary work with my team and valued partners,” said Amaka Onyemelukwe.
Before joining Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, Amaka worked at Philip Morris International, where she served as Manager, Corporate Affairs.
She was responsible for building relationships with governments and public bodies; developing and executing regulatory strategies; developing internal and external communications among others.
She started her professional career with Novartis Pharmaceuticals and served at various capacities including Head Drug Regulatory Affairs English Speaking West Africa and Communications Manager.
Amaka holds a B.Sc. in Pharmacy from the University of Benin, Edo State, Nigeria and an MBA from the University of Lagos, Nigeria.
She is also an alumna of Harvard Business Publishing and is passionate about sustainable development.
Recently the beverage giant has been undertaking leadership reshuffling and new appointments in the region especially among its female employees.
Earlier in the year, the soft-beverage manufacturer appointed Patricia Obozuwa as a Vice President for its African operation to coordinate communications, sustainability, and government affairs.
In East Africa, the company named Debra Mallowah as the new Vice President for the East and Central Africa franchise, taking the helm of the company from Phillipine Mtikikiti who has also been appointed in a similar position at the South African franchise, based in Johannesburg.
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