- He joins Unilever from Friesland Campina where he was the managing director for Sub-Saharan Africa.
- His leadership aims to solidify further Unilever's presence and growth in the region.
British multinational fast-moving consumer goods, Unilever has appointed Ben Lang’at as the head of the recently combined East and West Africa region.
Lang'at who will double as the region's Vice President will be responsible for leading business operations, bringing together his wealth of experience and strategic leadership.
He joins Unilever from Friesland Campina where he was the managing director for Sub-Saharan Africa.
Langa't is no stranger to Unilever, having initiated his career at Unilever Tea Kenya in 1993.
Over the years, he has held various key positions within Unilever, including Finance director roles in Kenya and Ghana, as well as leadership positions at Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company in Nigeria.
In a statement, Jaime Aguilera, General Manager, Unilever Africa, Caribbean, and Central America said the firm is thrilled to welcome Ben Lang’at back to the Unilever family.
"His deep understanding of the African market and his commitment to building sustainable business models aligns seamlessly with Unilever's values and strategic objectives."
All country heads within the regions of Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Francophone Africa, and Uganda will report to him directly. As EVP for the newly combined East and West Africa region, Ben will be based in Lagos, where he currently resides.
"I am excited to rejoin Unilever, a company I started my career with and have always held in high regard. My focus will be on driving sustainable growth, fostering innovation, and building resilient businesses,'' Lang’at said.
Focusing on resilience and strong brand building, his leadership aims to solidify further Unilever's presence and growth in both East and West Africa.