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Oriflame celebrates as co-founder visits Nigeria

By Ijeoma Thomas-Odia
13 December 2018   |   2:38 am
A leading beauty company of Swedish origin, Oriflame, is celebrating over tens of thousands of consultants in Nigeria. The company claims to have a good gender-balance in its overall workforce with slightly more women about 60 per cent than men.

A leading beauty company of Swedish origin, Oriflame, is celebrating over tens of thousands of consultants in Nigeria. The company claims to have a good gender-balance in its overall workforce with slightly more women about 60 per cent than men.

This is coming as the company recently welcomed its co-founder, Gunilla Af Jochnick, who is visiting Nigeria for the first time.During his visit to the firm’s head office in Lagos, Jochnick stressed that with its presence in 64 countries across the continent, Nigeria remains one of its active and vibrant market. 

He added: “Nigeria was also the fastest growing market in 2017, and the second fastest growing mid-size market in 2018. We have also produced the fastest growing leader globally in 2017 and Africa fastest growing leader in 2017 and 2018 respectively.”

While stressing its commitment to supporting charitable causes with help from the Oriflame foundation, it collaborated with Inner City Mission to send kids back to school as well as partnered with SOS villages Nigeria to send 50 kids back to school. 

While the Sweden ambassador to Nigeria, Inger Ultvedt, praised the company for helping a lot of women build their businesses, she said that the Nigerian government is finding ways to increase local production.She urged Oriflame to establish one of its factories in the country, which has the potential of increasing Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Products.

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