UAC of Nigeria Plc recently announced the appointment of Dr. Oladele Ajayi as the Managing Director of UAC Foods Limited, a joint venture company between UACN and Tiger Brands Limited of South Africa. Ajayi holds a PhD in Mechanical & Process Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom and an alumnus of the Advance Management Programme of Harvard Business School
In 1989, he joined Nigerian Breweries Plc as an Assistant Brewer and following several roles in technical, marketing and sales, both in Nigeria and overseas, was appointed Sales Director of Nigerian Breweries Plc. Thereafter, he was appointed Managing Director of Heineken, Hungary and later Managing Director, Central and East Africa sub-regions for Heineken International. Oladele has also served in many non-executive roles such as Chairman of Sierra Leone Brewery Ltd, Chairman of Brasserries et Limonaderies du Rwanda, External Director of Guinness Ghana Breweries Ltd 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 & Investment and Non-Executive Director of GZ Industries.