The Management and Board of Procter and Gamble (P&G) has announced the appointment of Adil Farhat as its new Managing Director for the company’s Nigerian operation.
Following the retirement of George Nassar, Farhat’s appointment has been effective from July 2018.
Farhat joined P&G in 2001 and for the last 17 years, he has served in various capacities at P&G across Europe, Middle East and Pakistan subsidiaries.
Prior to his appointment as MD for Nigeria, Farhat was the Country Sales Director for P&G Nigeria. The newly-appointed MD has over the years served in various capacities of the company, and has since proven himself to be an accomplished and innovative leader, with a track record of successfully delivering top and bottom-line performance.
Commenting on the appointment of Adil Farhat, the Vice President Sub-Saharan Africa, Faisal Sabzwari said,
“I would like to congratulate Farhat on his appointment. Adil brings fresh ideas and an innovative approach that will enhance and help revamp our P&G Nigeria operations sustainably. We’re here for the long haul and his appointment reaffirms P&G’s commitment to our Nigeria operations.”
After his appointment, Farhat said he is honoured by the opportunity to lead P&G Nigeria. For him, he said it is both exciting and challenging.
“There is tremendous potential for P&G in Nigeria and together with our amazing team of P&G talent and our world class brands, I am confident that we will continue to build a fantastic business”, he added.
Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) is an American multi-national consumer goods corporation headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, founded in 1837 by British American William Procter and Irish American James Gamble. It primarily specialises in a wide range of cleaning agents and personal care and hygienics products.
The Nigeria subsidiary of the company produces a wide range of personal care products. The products include Pampers, Ariel, Fairy, Always, Oral-B, Gillette, and Safeguard.