Tom M.

  • Experience

    Chief Operating Officer
    TMDK Group Nigeria
    January-2020 - Present

    Second-in-command for TMDK Group, with subsidiaries in oil and gas, real estate, construction and Agro-Industrial processing, responsible for efficiency of the businesses.
    • Responsible for setting and executing the group strategy
    • Overseeing daily operations of the company and the work of executives
    • Setting comprehensive goals for performance and growth
    • Designing and recruiting for the organisation
    • Evaluating performance through analysing and interpreting data and metrics
    • Lead for driving business expansion, investments and strategic partnerships
    • Leading the biggest business agenda of setting up the biggest Agro-Industrial park located in Northern Nigeria.

    Procurement Director West Africa
    Unilever Nigeria Ltd
    July-2014 - December-2019

    •Senior leadership team role reporting to the VP Supply Chain, tasked to increase profit margins across the complex production, marketing and procurement services business;
    •Shape and execute business plans to create a supply chain focused on service, quality, logistics and delivery of materials, driving localisation opportunities to build resilience and efficiency;
    •Manage a €450M budget for the Nigeria & West Africa region, translating and communicating price trends into local conditions while identifying margin improvements;
    •Recruit, develop and lead a team of 37 focused on delivering service improvements to Unilever and its customers, creating a high-performance, efficient and accountable business culture;
    •Build a position of strategic influence across the global organisation as a member of the West Africa senior leadership team, championing innovation and continuous improvement;
    •Procurement SME and executive business partner, working in partnership with regional teams to improve product specifications and influence a shift away from pure global sourcing models;
    •Direct strategic projects delivering innovation, quality and financial improvement

    East Africa Franchise Manager Stills
    Coca-Cola Central East and West Business Unit
    January-2011 - December-2013

    •Business development role, responsible for building a profitable and sustainable juice, energy and water portfolio across 5 East African countries, including Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania;
    •Developed and executed business strategies and go-to-market plans for all non-carbonated products, launching new and expanding existing product market reach to deliver YOY growth;
    •Held accountability for the regional Stills P&L, volume performance, market share and numeric distribution, liaising with R&D, marketing and supply chain to identify and meet market needs.

    Supply chain Improvements Manager Stills
    Coca-Cola Central East and West Business Unit
    January-2009 - December-2010

    •Change leadership role, mandated to establish a new structure for the Stills end-to-end supply chain, driving profitable growth across 61 bottling operations spanning 28 countries;
    •Defined and implemented strategic and operational guidelines for the supply chain, creating supply hubs and streamlined bottling facilities to drive sustainability and competitiveness;
    •Directed commercialisation cycle for new products, packaging and drinks equipment, realising synergies across the global organisation to mitigate risk, reduce costs and improve efficiency;
    •Led a lean team of 3 and established an influential leadership presence across the global supply chain, navigating a complex partner network to drive operational efficiency and growth;
    •Developed relationships with local providers across the region, engaging produce providers in manufacturing/blending solutions to achieve the same product taste at a reduced cost.


    Harvard Business Analytics Program
    Harvard Businss School
    United States
    June-2020 - Present

    Designed for aspiring and established leaders in any industry, the program leverages a rigorous cross-disciplinary curriculum to help students not just analyze data but understand it, translate it, and incorporate it into strategy at the top levels of their organizations. Students benefit from world-class instruction in courses designed by esteemed Harvard faculty and collaborate with diverse peers in highly interactive online classes. In addition, students attend two in-person immersions hosted at Harvard Business School, where they formulate solutions to real-world business scenarios and develop a network of data-minded business leaders. Students emerge from the program poised to advance into analytics-focused leadership roles and drive disruptive innovation through data.

    MSc. Manufacturing Management
    University of Bradford
    United Kingdom
    September-1997 - July-2000
    BSc. Food Science
    Jomo Kenyatta University
    January-1991 - December-1995