Peter Eshikena, 51, has been appointed Executive Director of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC. In this capacity, he becomes the Deputy Managing Director (DMD) and Sales Director of the company with effect from January 1, 2011.
In a recent media statement the Corporate Affairs Manager of the company, Ore Famurewa, confirmed that Eshikena joined FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC in 1985 as Shift Production Manager in the Can Factory Department before moving up as Logistics Manager in the Logistics Department in 1991. He later became the Project Manager, Total Quality Management in the Quality Assurance Department in 1996.
Due to his versatility and resourcefulness, Mr. Eshikena moved to the Commercial department as Sales Admin & Logistics Manager in 1999. Between 2003 and 2004, he was the Distribution Manager in the Supply Chain Department and in 2005 moved to the Sales Department as Sales Manager and a member of the Management Team until his recent appointment as Executive Director.
Eshikena holds a Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos (1982) and has an Executive MBA from the International School of Management, University of Navarra in Spain (2000). He is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School.
He has attended several trainings and management developmental courses both in Nigeria and
abroad, among which is the High Performance Leadership training at International Institute of
Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland.
As Deputy Managing Director, Eshikena succeeds Mr. Isaac Agoye who retired as Corporate Affairs Director/DMD after 27 years of meritorious service. Eshikena is now deputy to the Managing Director, Mr. Bob Steetskamp.
FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC is affiliated to Royal FrieslandCampina of The Netherlands and makers of Peak, Three Crowns and Friso brands.