Janet is a FMCG Marketing Strategy Consultant, an expert in Food for Africa and currently pursuing her entrepreneurial vision as the CEO of JANE’M Salon & Spa located in Dzorwulu. She is also the CEO/co-founder of AFRIBIZ Group Limited, a consortium of companies providing consultation services in FMCG Marketing Strategy, IT Solutions and SME Business Development in Africa.
She has 22 years working experience in various top managerial positions in the FMCG industry in several African countries including Ghana, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Algeria, Angola, Mauritius, Senegal, Congo and several others. She has further work experience in Switzerland and Spain.
She holds an MBA (Marketing) 1994 from the University of Ghana Business School and a BA in English & Russian, (First Class Honors) 1991, from the University of Ghana. She also has Leadership Training from the London Business School, 2010, Switzerland and Spain.
From September 2014 to August 2016, Janet worked with GB Foods, the leading Spanish FMCG company as Marketing Director for Africa and the Middle East. Prior to this, Janet worked with Nestle for 20 years in various Senior Business Development and Marketing positions in different African countries. With over 11 years expatriate experience, Janet has developed capabilities to adapt to different economic and social environments with leadership skills to achieve results through multi-national and multi-functional teams including R&D, Sales, Finance, Technical, Supply Chain, Research Agencies and Communication Partners. She has also worked with global corporate teams on entrepreneurial projects including business development and manufacturing.
She is an adept French and English bilingual communicator, a motivational speaker with a strong ability to develop in-depth understanding and insights into different aspects of the business environment and to translate these insights into strategies for innovation, brand building and business development.
Janet believes that good nutrition and family nurturing are the backbone of a nation. Her passion for this has resulted in the implementation of several initiatives on direct and experiential platforms to educate women on good cooking habits and good nutrition.
Under her Leadership, the MAGGI brand developed strong leadership positions in Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Nigeria and Congo. MAGGI won the NIMN (National Institute of Marketing Nigeria) 2006 Best Seasoning in Nigeria. MAGGI Tablet Launch in Cote d’Ivoire rolled out in Central & West Africa – won the Global Nestlé Bronze award at the NESTLÉ INNOVATION AWARDS 2006.