Coca-Cola appoints Amaka Onyemelukwe as Director

The Coca-Cola Company has promoted Amaka Onyemelukwe as its new Director, Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability.

Prior to this exciting development, the cerebral corporate Amazon was the Head Public Affairs, Communication & Sustainability for Coca-Cola Nigeria, where she assiduously protected and grew the company’s reputation and social license, mitigated against discriminatory taxes and adverse regulations. She also built and implemented high impact community programmes to promote sustainable development and support global commitments, while also safeguarding the company’s assets and assured business continuity through effective stakeholder engagement and management.

Onyemelukwe brings almost two decades of commercial experience into her new role with competencies spanning Business and Marketing Leadership, developing regulatory strategies and implementations.

In her new role, she is responsible for enabling sustainable business growth by building a strong and consistent public policy and sustainable agenda for the Coca-Cola business in Nigeria. She will also oversee strategic communication and stakeholder management, as well as leading high impact sustainable programmes that create shared value in communities across the country.

Before joining Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, Onyemelukwe worked at Philip Morris International, where she served as Manager, Corporate Affairs. She did her Industrial Trainee at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital where she interpreted prescriptions of drug and dispensing, counseling of patients and stock talking.

She later started her professional career with Novartis Pharmaceuticals and served in various capacities before leaving the company to pursue other interests.

Onyemelukwe who holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Pharmacy from the University of Benin, Edo State, and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Lagos, is also an alumna of Harvard Business Publishing.

She has passion to create a fair and equitable world where the common man can have access to the basic necessities of life, greatly motivated her to build a career around sustainable development.


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