Nestlé Nigeria celebrated the pioneer graduates of Nestlé Sales Academy, a programme jointly run by the Lagos Business School and Nestlé Nigeria.
A total of 41 employees graduated from the Academy, earning professional certifications and diplomas.
Nestlé Sales Academy is an accelerated development programme combining classroom trainings, field visits, assignments, exchange programmes and mentorship to ensure graduates develop the required skills and competencies in sales.
It aims at improving the professional competence and leadership capability of the company’s sales team.
This objective is in line with the company’s commitment to create an environment that allows employees to learn, grow and
thrive in each country where it operates.
Speaking at the event, the Managing Director/CEO of Nestlé Nigeria PLC, Mauricio Alarcon, said “Our people are key to the success of this company and we will continue to invest in them. I urge the new graduates to continue to excel in their different roles and to be agents of change in their respective teams.”
While commending the graduates, Chandana Fernando, Commercial Manager, Nestlé Nigeria said, “The company believes in you, hence the investment in your development. This is an investment for today and for tomorrow”.
He also reiterated that the purpose of the academy is to develop the skill sets and the mindset to gain competitive advantage for Nestlé through Sales professionalism.
Mr. Charles Ivenso, Director of Finance and Administration, Lagos Business School, commended Nestlé for the visionary goal and commitment towards making huge investments in employees.
Reflecting on his experience during the training, Gbenga Adeyemo said, “My participation in the academy has been a great platform for personal and professional development. Networking with intelligent and motivated colleagues and the esteemed faculty of the academy has helped shape my vision for the years ahead.This has truly been a worthwhile experience”.