Tetra Pak appoints Oshiokamele Aruna as first Nigerian Managing Director
.Says company has over 23,000 workforce capacity
By Udeme Clement & Joel ThankGod
Tetra Pak West Africa, has confirmed the appointment of Oshiokamele Aruna, as the new Managing Director of the company. The appointment of Mr. Aruna, makes him the first Nigerian to attain this position in the history of Tetra Pak, the world’s leading processing and packaging solutions provider.
Speaking, the new Managing Director said, “My ambition is to reinforce Tetra Pak’s leadership in West Africa, support our partners and customers in their respective projects. West Africa has great development potential and I’m glad to become more involved in my native region”.
In the same vein, Tawfiq Agoumi, Communications Director North & West Africa, described this appointment as, “a reflection of Mr Aruna’s impeccable pedigree and competence, confirms the strategic importance of Nigerian market, as one of the most dynamic in the Middle East and African region”.
Mr. Aruna, a graduate of Chemical Engineering, is also a Chartered Accountant. He has attended various courses in top management schools including IMD in Switzerland. He has over 18 years’ work experience, spanning various senior management roles including Tetra Pak West Africa, a company that he joined in 2005. His last position was Finance Director, from 2011 until his recent appointment.
About the company, he said, “Tetra Pak is the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. With more than 23,000 employees based in over 85 countries, we believe in responsible industry leadership and sustainable approach to business. Our motto, ‘PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™,’ reflects our vision to make food safe and available, everywhere”.