Akan Peter Nsek

Managing Director/CEO of Amel International Services Limited

Akan Peter Nsek- Member of the Business Council  for Manufacturing


Akan Peter Nsek, the astute Managing Director and CEO of Amel International Services Limited, is a distinguished member of the International Trade Council's Manufacturing Business Council. Under his visionary leadership, Amel International Services Limited, a cornerstone in Nigeria's food and beverage industry, specializes in the manufacture and packing of essential baking ingredients, breakfast cereals, and beverages. The company's product portfolio includes Icing Sugar, Baking Soda, Cocoa Powder, Custard Powder, and Non-dairy creamer, among others. With a robust distribution network that spans across Nigeria and the West African Coast, the company has recently made significant inroads into the US market, marking a significant milestone in its growth trajectory.

Akan's journey in the industry began with a legacy handed down by his father in 2014, who initiated the business with the manufacture of Custard Powder back in the late 1980s. Over the years, the range expanded to include a variety of other products, laying the foundation for what Amel International Services Limited is today. Akan's academic background, with a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in international business management from Delta State University, Nigeria, and Coventry University, United Kingdom, respectively, has been instrumental in his professional development. His affiliations with esteemed institutions such as the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Chartered Institute of Directors - Nigeria, among others, have provided him with invaluable insights and networks that have propelled the family business forward.

Since joining the business in 2015, Akan has been pivotal in integrating digital marketing and e-commerce into the company's sales operations, reforming the sales system to support dealerships and enhance distribution channels. His efforts have not only expanded the company's reach but also introduced innovative products and opened up new markets, notably in the US.

Akan's professional journey is adorned with accomplishments, including the successful introduction of e-commerce channels, the launch of new products, and the expansion of the company's operational footprint. His proactive approach to navigating the challenges posed by the Nigerian economic climate, particularly the adverse effects of inflation and currency devaluation, underscores his strategic acumen. Akan envisions leveraging export opportunities to mitigate the impact of raw material importation costs, demonstrating his forward-thinking mindset.

Looking ahead, Akan sees significant opportunities for growth and innovation in the food and beverage industry, despite the current economic challenges. His excitement about integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) in supply chain management and customer relations highlights his commitment to leveraging technology for efficiency and growth.

Akan advises aspiring entrepreneurs in the industry to identify and exploit niche markets for success. His resilience in the face of setbacks and his inclusive approach to problem-solving reflect his leadership philosophy. Inspired by industry giants like Indra Nooyi and Howard Schultz, Akan's vision for Amel International Services Limited is underpinned by sustainability, innovation, and an unwavering focus on quality and ethics.

Outside the professional arena, Akan's passion for adventure travel exemplifies his quest for knowledge and understanding of diverse business climates, enriching his perspective and approach to business. Akan Peter Nsek's narrative is a testament to the transformative power of visionary leadership, innovation, and commitment to excellence in the manufacturing sector.