Nestle Ghana names Georgios Badaro as its new Managing Director

GHANA – Nestle Ghana has appointed Georgios Badaro as its new Managing Director, to be in charge of businesses in Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone under the Central and West Africa Region of the company.

Georgios takes the helm of the company after completing his stint as Business Executive Officer – Dairy Health & Nutrition Solutions, Nestlé Philippines, reports Ghana Web.

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He brings to Nestlé Ghana over 19 years of experience across several roles in the commercial field.

“It is a new challenge and an opportunity to work with incredible talents in Ghana to continue to help meet the daily nutritional needs of Ghanaians while living the Nestlé purpose of ‘unlocking the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come.”

Managing Director Nestle Ghana – Georgios Badaro

He has worked at Nestlé Head Office in Switzerland and in several markets such as in Egypt, Middle East i.e. Dubai, Qatar, Bahrain and in the Philippines.

“I am honored to be appointed as the Managing Director of Nestlé Ghana. It is a new challenge and an opportunity to work with incredible talents in Ghana to continue to help meet the daily nutritional needs of Ghanaians while living the Nestlé purpose of ‘unlocking the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come,” said Georgios.

His appointment follows, the naming of Mauricio Alarcon as the new Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Central and West Africa Ltd, in September.

In Central and West Africa, Nestlé operates in 25 countries and directly employs more than 5,400 people.

The region has 9 factories and 3 co-packers with its portfolio spanning in the food and beverage categories including dairy, culinary, coffee, beverages, infant nutrition and bottled water.

Maggi, Milo, Cerelac, Golden morn, Nescafé, Nido and Pure life are just some of our most popular brands in the region.

Recently, the parent company of the food giant in conjunction with other Swiss companies ABB, Barry Callebaut, LafargeHolcim and Bühler, partnered with one of the world’s leading universities, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) to launch a new master’s program in sub-Saharan Africa.

The ‘ETH Masters in Africa – Engineering for Development’ is a three-year program, developed in close collaboration with Ashesi University in Ghana.

ETH Zurich lecturers will work on site with Ashesi University’s professors as well as with industrial partners to teach the students from Ghana.

The educational content, according to Nestle will be based on both existing ETH Zurich courses and the current needs of the industry sector in sub-Saharan Africa.

According to Nestle’s financial report for the nine-months of 2020, the company achieved an organic growth of 3.5% in group sales. Its operations in Sub-Saharan Africa grew at a double-digit rate, with strong growth across most markets.

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