Friday, 2 Sep 2011 / By Omobolaji Solagbade
Nigerian Bottling Company has appointed Mr. Segun Ogunsanya as its new Managing Director and first indigenous Chief Executive Officer.
According to a statement by the company’s Head, Public Affairs and Communications, Mrs. Adeyanju Olomola, the appointment took effect from September 1, 2011.
Ogunsanya joined NBC from Coca-Cola Sabco, Kenya , where he was chief executive officer.
A 1987 graduate of Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University , Ile-Ife) and a chartered accountant, he was described in the statement as a man “very well versed in the Coca-Cola business, having spent a significant part of his career with The Coca-Cola Company.”
The new NBC helmsman started his career in Nigeria in the Tax and Business Advisory Division of Arthur Andersen & Co. In 1994, he joined The Coca-Cola Company in Nigeria as Head of Treasury and subsequently spent some time in Atlanta , United States on a short-term assignment at the Corporate Office of the company.
“In 1998, he was seconded to the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana as the Finance Director. One year later, he was appointed General Manager and Chief Executive of the business in Ghana . In line with his responsibilities as General Manager of Coca-Cola Ghana , Ogunsanya was appointed the Deputy Region Manager for the Equatorial West Africa Countries in 2004, supervising three countries,” the statement added.