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MARKETING TALENT

Experienced marketing executive to head up Unilever Ghana as MD

By our African Marketing Confederation News Team | 2024

Chris Wulff-Caesar takes over from George Owusu-Ansah, who moves to Unilever’s Ethiopian business operations.

Unilever Ghana has announced the appointment of Chris Wulff-Caesar as its new Managing Director, effective from 1 April 2024. He takes over from George Owusu-Ansah, who moves to Ethiopia as Managing Director of Unilever’s business operations there. 

 

Owusu-Ansah was MD of Unilever Ghana for four years and will continue to serve on the Unilever Ghana PLC Board as a Non-Executive Director. 

 

Wulff-Caesar has 24 years of FMCG experience gained across various countries and is returning to Unilever Ghana PLC, where he began his career as a management trainee in 1999. 

Chris Wulff-Caesar. Photo: Supplied

 

He joins from Friesland Campina in Nigeria, where he was Marketing Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, managing brands and marketing activities across 44 countries. Friesland Campina is a manufacturer of dairy brands. 

 

Also worked at ABInBev in key roles 

 

Before that, he was at ABInBev as Marketing Director for West Africa. and was a member of the Board of Directors for Accra Brewery. 

 

Wulff-Caesar joined ABInBev following its acquisition of SAB Miller, where he was an Africa Category Expansion / Innovation Manager, based in South Africa. He also served as Marketing Director for Ghana. 

 

He is a fellow of the National Institute of Marketing Nigeria (NIMN) and an Associate member of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (Apcon). 

 

Wulff-Caesar holds a BA (Honors) Degree in Economics from the University of Ghana and an MBA from the Edinburgh Business School of the Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, United Kingdom. 

Dr Kin Kariisa

Group CEO - Next Media

Dr. Kin Kariisa is an extraordinary force at the helm of Next Media Services, a conglomerate encompassing NBS TV, Nile Post, Sanyuka TV, Next Radio, Salam TV, Next Communication, Next Productions, and an array of other influential enterprises. His dynamic role as Chief Executive Officer exemplifies his unwavering commitment to shaping media, business, and community landscapes.
With an esteemed academic journey, Dr. Kariisa’s accolades include an Honorary PhD in exemplary community service from the United Graduate College inTexas, an MBA from United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya, a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Huazong University in China, and a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from Makerere University.
Dr. Kariisa pursued PhD research in Computer Security and Identity Management at Security of Systems Group, Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands. As a dynamic educator, he has shared his expertise as a lecturer of e-Government and Information Security at both Makerere University and Radboud University.

Dr Kin did his PhD research in Computer Security and Identity Management at Security of Systems Group, Radbond University in Nigmegen, Netherlands. He previously served as a lecturer of e-Government and Information Security at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda and Radbond University in Netherlands.

Dr Kin did his postgraduate courses in Strategic Business Management, Strategic Leadership Communication and Strategies for Leading Successful Change Initiatives at Harvard University, Boston USA.

  • Other current and previous roles played by Dr Kin Kariisa:
  • Lecturer of e-Government and Information Security to graduate students at Makerere University, Kampala and Radbond University in the Netherlands
  • Director of Eco Bank Uganda Limited, one of the largest banks in Africa
  • Chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters, an umbrella industry association for all Television, Radio and online broadcasters in Uganda.
  • Chairman of Board of Directors of Nile Hotel International, that owns the leading hotel in Uganda, Kampala Serena Hotel.
  • Chairman of Board of Directors of Soliton Telmec Uganda, the leading telecom company in Optic fibre business managing over 80% of optic fibre in Uganda.