GHANA— Chris Wulf-Caesar is making a return to Unilever Ghana to succeed Mr. George Owusu-Ansah as Chief Executive Officer.

Chris’s appointment represents a significant milestone for Unilever Ghana, emphasizing the company’s commitment to nurturing talent and driving sustainable growth.

His return to Unilever Ghana follows a distinguished career spanning various sectors within Africa’s consumer goods industry – He started as a Unilever management trainee, where he spent two years working in every department including packing soap on the factory floor and cultivating the plantations, before transitioning into leadership roles.

His leadership prowess was evident during his tenure at Accra Brewery Limited (SABMiller/ABInBev), where he revitalized Ghana’s flagship beer brand, CLUB.

Reflecting on his emotional reunion with Unilever Ghana, Chris shared, “I am truly honored and humbled to return to Unilever Ghana as CEO. This appointment is not just a career milestone for me; it’s a homecoming.

“Unilever has always been a part of my journey, and I am excited to lead the company towards a future of sustainable growth and positive impact.” He added.

Chris is a fellow at the National Institute of Marketing Nigeria (NIMN), as well as being an associate member of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON).

According to a statement by Unilever Ghana, his appointment has generated excitement among stakeholders, who eagerly anticipate the transformative initiatives he will spearhead to further elevate the company’s position in the market.

He will take over from Mr. Owusu who, under his four-year leadership, Unilever Ghana has achieved notable financial success – According to its 2023 Unaudited Financial Statement, the firm is registering significant growth in year-on-year profit, reaching GH¢178.96 million (US $13,554,000) in 2023 from GH¢15.08 million (US $ 1,172,000) in 2022.

This success has come around despite economic challenges faced by the country in 2023, including inflation averaging about 28% and a loss in the cedi’s value to the dollar.

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