Unilever appoints Yeo Ziobeieton as MD of Ghana operations

The Immediate Managing Director of Unilever in Francophone West Africa, Yeo Ziobeieton has been appointed boss of Unilever, Ghana effective January 1.

He takes over from Maidie Arkutu who has been the MD of the fast moving consumer goods giants in Ghana for almost four years.

According to Unilever, Madam Arkutu has taken up a new role as the Vice President of Francophone Africa, within the Unilever Group, effective January 1, 2017.  

The new boss of Unilever Ghana, Yeo Ziobeieton, has 14 years’ experience with Unilever Cote D’Ivoire, Dakar, Durban, Kenya and South Africa.

He has held a number of general management and marketing positions at the company.

Unilever has also appointed the current Group Chief Executive Chairman of the Fidelity Group as the board Chairman of  Edward Effah as board Chair of Unilever Ghana effective November  1, 2016. 

He replaces Mr. Ishmael Yamson, who resigns after a successful 12 year runs as Non-Executive Chairman of the Unilever Ghana Board, having already served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman for 18 years. 

According to, the Unilever, Mr. Effah comes to the job with over 15 years of experience in senior executive positions in finance and treasury management. 

He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors (UK). 

The company has also appointed Yaw Nsarkoh as new Executive Vice President of Ghana and Nigeria cluster as well  Mrs Adesola Sotande-Peters as New Finance Officer for Ghana and Nigeria.

The two have all been appointed as Non-Executive Directors of Unilever Ghana. Luc-Olivier Marquet, Vice President of Unilever West Africa, also moves into a new role as Executive Vice President of Unilever’s South Africa business, effective January 1, 2017, while Miguel Marquez, Finance Director of Unilever Ghana moves into another role within the Unilever finance chain. 



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