In order to position its business for greater efficiency, Berger Paints has appointed Mr. Celestine Aruoture as its Chief Operating Officer (COO).
The appointee, according to a statement from the paint manufacturer, is a registered engineer with the Council for Registration of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), the American Society of Civil Engineers and the International Association Facilities Management.
He graduated from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, with a degree in Civil Engineering. He proceeded to the University of Lagos (UNILAG) for a Masters in Facilities Management and then to the University of South Wales (UK) for a Masters in Business. He is also certified in Supply Chain Management from Rutgers State University (USA) and Data Analytics from Google.
In the statement, Berger Paints said that Mr. Aruoture has experience in strategy development, budgeting, financial analysis, building operation and maintenance, project management, stakeholder management, business continuity management and operational efficiency.
Prior to his appointment, he was Head of Facilities Management at Union Bank of Nigeria Limited. He also served as the bank’s Regional Facilities Manager.
Prior to this, he served as General Services Manager and subsequently Area General Services Manager at First Bank of Nigeria Limited.