Unilever Francophone Africa, Ivory Coast
Miss Maidie Arkutu assumed the role of Vice President, Unilever Francophone Africa in January 2017 after successfully leading the Unilever Ghana business in the role of Managing Director for over three years.
Before her appointment as Managing Director, Miss Arkutu was the Marketing Director for Unilever West Africa (UWA). She joined UWA from Coca-Cola East and Central Africa Business Unit (ECABU) where she was the Marketing Manager for the Horn, Islands and Mid Africa (HIMA).
A professional Marketer, Miss Arkutu has a post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK Board). She also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Business Economics with a minor in French from Vesalius College, Belgium.
Prior to her recent appointment, Miss Arkutu was the Lady Chair and Executive Board Member of the Executive Women Network (EWN), a Non- Executive Board member at Barclays Bank Ghana Limited and an Executive Board Member at Unilever Ghana Limited. She also served as a Non-Executive Board Member at the African Business Centre for Developing Education, a Regulatory Committee Member of the Business Enabling Environment Programme and a corporate advisory Group Member at the University of Ghana Business School.
During her tenure as MD, Unilever Ghana, Miss Arkutu received several recognitions, including the prestigious Marketing Woman of the Year (2015) at the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana Awards and Outstanding Manufacturing Executive, Personal Products (2016) at the Feminine Ghana Achievement Awards.