Alex Goma Exits PZ, Joins Grand Cereals As New MD
Alex Goma, the former Managing Director of PZ Cussons Consumer SBU has left the services of the company to join Grand Cereals Limited, a subsidiary of UACN Plc as the company’s new MD.
PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc confirmed his resignation in a notification sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). His resignation took effect from Monday, 30th September 2019.
Grand Cereals Limited (GCL) is an integrated foods company whose primary activity is the creation of superior value from local raw materials, with leading brands in the Cereals, Vegetable Oil and Animal Feed categories.
In 1997 UAC of Nigeria Plc acquired a major shareholding in Grand Cereals Limited. The company which was incorporated in 1983, was originally designed to produce baking flour from imported wheat. Following the ban placed on imported wheat, GCL modified its operation and production objectives, and today, this growing subsidiary of UACN Plc is steadfastly engaged in many value-added agricultural-based industrial activities.
Goma holds a degree in Biochemistry from University of Port Harcourt (1989) and a Law degree from the University of London (2016). He is a faculty member of AGDC, an enterprise set up to prepare college graduates for employment or running their own company.
Goma is an experienced business leader with over 20 years of experience in building people, customers and brands from P&G, British American Tobacco and Guinness.
He started his career at Procter & Gamble in 1998 where he played the roles of Unit Sales Manager (North), District Manager and later Customer Service and Logistics Projects Manager of the company.
He then joined British American Tobacco where he held various positions of increasing responsibility within the organization from 2003 till 2007 until he was employed at Guinness Nigeria Plc as Sales Director in 2007.
Goma served as the Managing Director of PZ Cussons Consumer SBU from September 2016. He also served as a Corporate Strategy and External Affairs Director in the company.