Food Concepts Plc has announces the promotion of Mr. Kofi Abunu to the post of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He will succeed Mr. David Butler who will step down on 7th March 2022, on the expiration of his contract of employment, having led the Company with great success since 2014.
The company in a statement said Abunu joined in 2007, and since 2017 has served as Divisional Managing Director (Business Development) of the Company.
It stated, “Kofi was selected and appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer following a rigorous and structured process that has been conducted over a 12-month period. The Company has been in a very fortunate position to have a great pool of talent; hence the appointment falls in line with the Company’s deep commitment to developing and producing talent from within the Organization. This appointment from within, reflects our Company’s commitment to human resource development.
“Kofi has over 28 years’ experience in the food and hospitality industry and a diploma in hotel management. He also has a BA (Hon) International Business and Marketing from University of London and CIMA UK. He previously worked at McDonald’s (UK), Nandos, Innscor/Famous Brands (Steers and Debonairs).”
Commenting on the appointment, the Chairman of Food Concepts Plc, Mr. Ayo Olagundoye, said: “We are proud and pleased to welcome Kofi Abunu as Managing Director of the Company driving our ambitious strategy both within and outside Nigeria, wish him the best and assure him of the full support of the Board. Equally, we pay tribute to David Butler for his exemplary leadership, vision, and passion which have built Food Concepts into one of the great retail success stories in West Africa and offer our sincere thanks for all he has done for the Company and our over 5,000 people”.
He expressed confidence that Abunu will make strong contributions to the company and its future strategic development plans.