Nestlé Nigeria’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mauricio Alarcon, has been appointed as second Vice President of Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA).
This was announced at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the association in Lagos.
Mr. Alarcon has been involved in the direction of the association for the past one year as a member of the governing council. He will play a key role in the council and management committee.
Since its inception, NECA has grown to become the voice of business in the promotion of an enabling environment for enterprise competitiveness and growth.
Speaking during the AGM, Mr. Olusegun Oshinowo, Director General of NECA said, “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.”
On his part, the MD/CEO 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.”
An engineer by profession, Mr Alarcon has over 20 years of industry experience. He started his career in an industrial group and then worked in the banking sector before joining Nestlé in 1999. He held various sales and marketing roles in Nestlé Mexico before his transfer to the Strategic Business Unit in Switzerland as Marketing Advisor.
Before his appointment as Managing Director and CEO of Nestlé Nigeria in October 2016, 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, Sénégal, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, Mauritania and Cape Verde.