Anjan Patole takes over as MD at Suntory Nigeria

Suntory Beverage and Food Nigeria Limited (SBFN) has appointed Anjan Patole as its new Managing Director. His appointment became effective on 15th December, 2018, as he took over from Gauthier Leveque.

Prior to joining SBFN, Anjan was the chief executive officer at Sameer Agriculture and Livestock Limited, Nairobi, manufacturers of FMCG brands in dairy products, ice-cream and water since 2014, where he oversaw seven East African countries.

He holds a degree in Business Administration (Economics) from the Mumbai University.

Anjan has over 30 years working experience in business administration, operations marketing and distribution management in Telecoms and also FMCG industries. This period included his position as the chief operating officer in Tata Teleservices, UP, Mumbai, and director (Business Operations) for Pepsico, India, responsible for Pepsi, 7Up, Mirinda, Slice, Tropicana and Aquafina.

Commenting on his new position, Anjan said, “My joining Suntory Beverage & Food Nigeria is a great opportunity to build on the impressive foundation laid by my predecessors, and to work with a committed Nigerian team. Suntory Group has seen the huge potential in Nigeria, and I am optimistic that we will continue to grow Lucozade and Ribena brands and deliver value to our customers,” he said.

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