Vivo Energy plc (LON:VVO), the market leading pan-African fuel retailer and distributor operating under the Shell brand, today announces the appointment of Gawad Abaza as a Non-Executive Director, with effect from 1 December 2018.
Gawad Abaza is currently appointed as the President, Middle East, Asia and Africa region of Mondelez International and brings extensive experience of operating in a consumer focused business across the African continent. Prior to this appointment he held several senior management positions within the Middle East and Africa at Kraft and Cadbury. He holds a degree in biochemistry and an MBA in marketing.
Gawad Abaza is also a non-executive director of Cadbury Nigeria Plc.
Following this appointment, Vivo Energy’s Board of Directors will comprise nine members, including an independent Non-Executive Chairman, four Independent Non-Executive Directors, two Non-Executive Directors and two Executive Directors.
John Daly, Non-Executive Chairman of Vivo Energy, said: “I am delighted to welcome Gawad to our Board. He brings a wealth of African commercial experience and we’re looking forward to working with him.”