Prior to his appointment, Nasser was the country manager for Ukraine, with earlier roles including country manager of North Africa & Levant as well as Saudi and Yemen.
“I am deeply honoured by the opportunity to lead P&G’s operations in Nigeria,” Nasser told journalists. P&G produces top branded consumables in Nigeria including Ariel detergent, Pampers, Always pad and Oral B toothpaste.
Commenting on the appointment, outgoing MD Kumar said: “George is a strong leader with a passion for the company and deep understanding of the business. His track record of strategic leadership, combined with his open-minded approach to problem solving, has earned him the respect of employees, customers and partners worldwide.”
The company recently embarked on a West African expansive push, with Nigeria as the production hub for the region. It announced investments in a world class baby care manufacturing unit, located Ogun State, Western Nigeria.