Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited has announced Ayo Awosika and Abiodun Ajiborode as the new Franchise Operations Directors effective March 1, 2021. Ayo Awosika will be resuming as the Franchise Director for East, North and Central regions of the Nigeria Franchise while Abiodun Ajiborode will take on the role of Franchise Operations Director for Lagos and Western regions of the Nigeria Franchise.
Ayo Awosika brings a wealth of experience to his new role, four of which was at Coca-Cola Nigeria as the Franchise Manager for East & Central regions of the Nigeria Franchise. Ayo boasts over a decade of Sales and Commercial leadership experience in Route to Market, Distributor Management, Sales Strategy and various Sales & Commercial roles with P&G. In his new role as Franchise Director, he will oversee the acceleration of the Coca-Cola System revenue, volume, and value share growth in Nigeria.
Abiodun Ajiborode, also appointed as a Franchise Operations Director, will be performing the same functions but with added responsibilities of accelerating system profitability and sales operations in Nigeria.
Abiodun was formerly the Acting Marketing Director for Coca-Cola Nigeria, utilising two decades of commercial experience spanning across Business and Marketing Leadership, Revenue Growth Management, Sale Management and Strategic Business Planning, to lead the development and implementation of marketing and growth strategies for the business.
Their appointment follows Coca-Cola’s global restructuring in August 2020, aimed at furthering the company’s aspiration to emerge stronger amidst a fast-changing global business environment.
The global structure reorganisation saw the initial leadership appointments of Alfred Olajide as Vice President and Managing Director, Coca-Cola Nigeria; Patricia Obozwa as Vice President, Government Affairs, Communications & Sustainability for Africa; and Monali Shah as Head of Integrated Marketing Experiences, Africa.
Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited is a total beverage company, offering one of the world’s most valuable brands, Coca-Cola. The Company portfolio includes valuable beverage brands, such as Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, 5Alive juices, Eva water, Schweppes and Limca.