Multi-national consumer goods corporation, Procter & Gamble (P&G), has named Mokutima Ajileye its managing director for the Nigerian market. She is also one of the first female P&G managing directors in Nigeria and Africa.
This announcement is linked to P&G’s commitment to develop local talent as well as demonstrate its commitment to gender equality.
Mokutima has worked across numerous senior roles for the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) giant, in a career that has spanned about 15 years to date. Her most recent role was as senior director, commercial and marketing for P&G Nigeria.
She has built brands across developing and developed regions (India, Middle East, Africa and Europe), developed disruptive forms in mature product categories and led world-class teams.
Commenting on Ajileye’s appointment, senior vice-president, P&G, sub-Saharan Africa, Vilo Trska, said: “I would like to congratulate Moki (Mokutima) on her appointment. Moki brings fresh ideas and an innovative approach that will enhance and help revamp our P&G Nigeria operations sustainably. We are here for the long haul and her appointment reaffirms P&G’s commitment to advancing gender equality and promoting local talents.”
Speaking on her appointment, Mokutima said: “I am honoured by the opportunity to lead P&G Nigeria. It is both exciting and challenging but I am confident that, together with an amazing team, we will build a great business.”
She further stated that her appointment is a testament to P&G’s continued commitment to investing in Nigeria and Nigerian talents now and for the long haul, whilst increasing its economic and social footprint in support of the diversification and localisation objectives of the Nigerian government.