A NIGERIAN, in the person of Dr. OladeleÂ Ajayi has been named Managing Director designate, Heineken Hungary.
With this appointment,Â Dr.Â AjayiÂ becomes the first African to manage a CentralÂ EuropeanÂ operatingÂ companyÂ ofÂ HeinekenÂ asÂ part of the global Brewerâ€™s policy of giving equal opportunities to employees worldwide.
Dr.Â Ajayi, currently, Sales Director of Nigerian Breweries Plc will assume hisÂ new position in the second half of August, 2010. |
He will report to the Managing Director Heineken Central Europe and is expectedÂ toÂ bringÂ toÂ hisÂ newÂ positionÂ anÂ extensiveÂ managementÂ and leadership experience from over 21 years in Production, Sales and Marketing functions.
AjayiÂ joinedÂ Nigerian Breweries in 1989 as Trainee Brewer and rose to the positionÂ ofÂ TechnologicalÂ Controller.
HeÂ movedÂ toÂ Marketing as Brand Manager, Star and thereafter, proceeded on internationalization to Heineken CorporateÂ headquartersÂ in Amsterdam and later to Heineken Canary Islands, Spain as Country Manager.
Dr.Â AjayiÂ returnedÂ toÂ Nigeria in 2004 to assume the position of Head of CustomerÂ Service.
InÂ 2005,Â he joined the Board of Nigerian Breweries as SalesÂ Director.
DuringÂ his 5Â yearÂ tenureÂ as Sales Director, Nigerian BreweriesÂ recorded significant growth in both volume and profitability.
He supervisedÂ numerous change management initiatives that have contributed to the impressive growth witnessed by the company.
Dr.Â Ajayiâ€™sÂ appointmentÂ furtherÂ reinforcesÂ Heinekenâ€™sÂ focus on career developmentÂ andÂ itsÂ globalÂ approachÂ toÂ peopleÂ developmentÂ thatÂ has guaranteed its business success across the world.