NIGERIA – Nestle Nigeria Managing Director, Mauricio Alarcon has been appointed the second vice president of Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA), Beverage Industry news has reported.

Alarcon, charged with key roles in the governing council and management committee, was previously involved in the direction of the association for the past one year as a member of governing council.

NECA, the umbrella organization of employers in the Organised Private Sector of Nigeria works to build a vibrant and sustainable Business Membership Organisation that is responsive to the needs of its members.

It provides advice, guidance, training and development programs while promoting an enabling environment for enterprise competitiveness and growth.

Alarcon is an engineer by profession with over 20 years of industry experience.

He has spent his career life at Nestle on various capacities in Mexico, Switzerland, Australia, Egypt, Australia, and North Africa.

Mr. Alarcon was the Managing Director of Nestlé Cote d’Ivoire from 2014 and in 2016 became the Managing Director of the Atlantic Cluster comprising Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, Mauritania and Cape Verde.

“Mr. Alarcon will no doubt lend his wide ranging industry experience towards enhancing NECA’s role of providing consultation and advisory services as well as promoting the development of the workforce of our members and other organisations.

We are happy to have him on board,” said Mr. Olusegun Oshinowo, Director General of NECA during their AGM.

Speaking on Alarcon’s appointment MD of Nestlé Nigeria said, “I am thankful for NECA Board’s vote of confidence in electing me as 2nd Vice President.

This is a welcome opportunity to continue to work within the association to meet its objectives which are aligned to our commitment at Nestlé to provide our employees with good working conditions, a safe and healthy work environment.”