UAC of Nigeria PLC (UACN) has appointed Dr Oladele Ajayi as the managing director of its subsidiary, UAC Foods Limited.
The company is a joint venture between UACN and Tiger Brands Limited of South Africa.
Ajayi holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in mechanical & process engineering from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom and an alumnus of the Advance Management Programme of Harvard Business School.
He joined Nigerian Breweries Plc in 1989 as an assistant brewer.
Following several roles in technical, marketing and sales, both in Nigeria and overseas, Ajayi was appointed sales director of Nigerian Breweries Plc.
He was appointed managing director of Heineken, Hungary and later became managing director, Central and East Africa sub-regions for Heineken International.
Also, Ajayi had served in many non-executive roles such as Chairman of Sierra Leone Brewery Limited, Chairman of Brasserries et Limonaderies du Rwanda, external director of Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited and director of Brasserrie de Bourbon, St Dennis, La Reunion.
Prior to his appointment, he was the special adviser to the Federal Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment and non-executive director of GZ Industries.