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FrieslandCampina WAMCO appoints Roger Adou as MD

Roger Adou has been appointed Managing Director of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC effective January 1, 2024. He will report to Ali Khan, President, Middle East, Pakistan and Africa Business Group (MEPA), and will be based in Lagos, Nigeria.

He succeeds Ben Langat who after an impactful tenure of almost seven years in FrieslandCampina, has decided to continue his career outside the Company.

Roger Adou joined FrieslandCampina in 2019. Before his new appointment, he was the Regional Director for FrieslandCampina West Africa, overseeing a region comprising 18 countries in West & Central Africa, spanning Senegal to the Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville). He has over 21 years of experience in the FMCG industry in Africa.

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Prior to FrieslandCampina, he amassed extensive experience in the beverage industry, having worked with The Coca-Cola Company and the Castel Group.

Adou has worked in several countries, including Mali, Niger, Senegal, Benin, Togo, and Cote d’Ivoire. Known for creating cohesive and victorious teams, he infuses organizations with transformational energy.

Roger Adou holds a Master of Science from ESCA Business School of the INP-HB of Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire, and an Executive MBA from HEC Paris, France. He is also certified from the London Business School, UK. His leadership has garnered recognition, as evidenced by his three-time nomination in the Top 200 Choiseul African Leaders under 40 in the Business Sector by the eminent French think tank, Choiseul Institute.

“We warmly welcome Roger Adou and wish him huge success in his new role”, said Mr. Moyo Ajekigbe, Chairman Board of Directors, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC. “We are confident his strategic vision and industry expertise will drive growth and continued success for the Company. We express our appreciation to Ben Langat for his contributions and wish him the very best in the next phase of his career.”

Commenting on his appointment, Roger expressed enthusiasm about the challenges and opportunities ahead, stating, “I am truly honored and excited about leading the Company to attain new heights of success and eagerly anticipate the journey ahead. With a commitment to excellence, I look forward to steering the Company as we continue to nourish Nigerians with high-quality and affordable dairy nutrition, now and in the future.”

FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC is Nigeria’s foremost dairy Company and an affiliate of Royal FrieslandCampina, The Netherlands. The Company consistently provides high-quality dairy nutrition through its iconic brands, Peak, Three Crowns, Coast, Olympic and NuNu.

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