Unilever Welcomes New General Manager


Unilever Welcomes New General Manager

Unilever has appointed George Owusu-Ansah as a new general manager to oversee its operations in Ethiopia. At 59 years old, George brings over three decades of experience in supply chain, customer development, procurement, and management. As a multinational behemoth operating in over 190 countries, Unilever set foot in Ethiopia in 2014. The Company's annual tax contributions exceed two billion Br, making a major impact on the economy. Operating in the Eastern Industrial Zone, Unilever Ethiopia produces brands such as Lifebuoy, Omo, Knorr, Sunlight, and Signal, with a workforce of 7,000 locals. George, a father of two, originates from Ghana, leveraging extensive experience from his successful tenure across Africa and Asia. He prioritises "talent development and building a globally competitive team" as his main focus.


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