Nigerian Breweries fortifies board, appoints Ighodalo, Anammah as Non-Executive Directors

By Dele Ojo

Nigerian Breweries Plc has appointed two accomplished Non-Executive Directors to further fortify its Board of Directors in a strategic move at consolidating its leadership in the country’s brewing industry. The new appointments were conveyed to The Exchange by Uaboi G. Agbebaku, the Company Secretary at the weekend. The appointments take effect January 1, 2022.

According to the company, Asue Ighodalo joins the Board as a Non-Executive Director. Mr. Ighodalo is a lawyer with over 35 years of experience and is a founding partner of Banwo & Ighodalo, a leading full service law firm in Nigeria. His core areas of practice are Corporate Finance, Project Finance, Securities and Capital Markets, Energy & Natural Resources, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Governance. He is recognised as a leading figure in corporate Nigeria and sits on the Boards of reputable organisations including the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, which he chairs and Sterling Bank Plc, which he also chairs.

Also, Juliet Anammah joins the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Mrs. Anammah has over 30 years of professional experience covering Consulting, Consumer Goods, Sales, Marketing, E- Commerce and Sustainability.

She is currently the Chair Nigeria and Chief Group Sustainability Officer, Jumia, having previously held the role of Chief Executive Officer, Jumia. She was also the Managing Director, Accenture LLC in charge of the firm’s Consumer Goods Practice, Retail and Transportation practice in West Africa. She serves on the Boards of several local and international organisations, including Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc and Imperial Logistics, South Africa.

“The Board is glad to welcome Mr. Ighodalo and Mrs. Anammah to the team and looks forward to the wealth of experience, exposure and knowledge both of them will be adding to the Board and the Company”, the company as stressed.

However, as a result of appointments, the Company’s Board effective the 1st of January, 2022 shall be composed as follows: Chief K.B. Jamodu, CFR – Chairman; H. Essaadi (Dutch) – Managing Director/Chief Executive; J. Anammah (Mrs); A.O. Aroyewun (Mrs); S. Hiemstra (Dutch); A. Ighodalo; R. Kleinjan (Dutch); N.O. Nwuneli (Mrs), MFR; I.M. Omoigui Okauru (Mrs), MFR; R. Pirmez (Belgian); S.L.M. Siemer (Dutch).

Recently the foremost brewing company unfolded plans to celebrate its 75 years anniversary of operationin Nigeria whilethe logo for the anniversary celebration with the theme “75 years of refreshing lives” was officially unveiled.

Nigerian Breweries Plc, a member of the Heineken group is the pioneer and largest brewing company in Nigeria was incorporated in 1946 as “Nigerian Brewery Limited”. In June 1949, the Company recorded a landmark when the first bottle of STAR lager beer rolled out of its Lagos Brewery bottling lines.

From a humble beginning in 1946, the company now has nine fully operational breweries from which its high-quality products are produced and distributed to all parts of Nigeria, in addition to the two malting plants in Aba and Kaduna. It also has Sales Offices and Distribution Centers across the country. For seven and half decades, the beer giant has produced iconic brands in the Nigerian market.

Nigerian Breweries Plc has a rich portfolio of high-quality brands that include Star Lager beer; Heineken, Gulder, Maltina, Fayrouz, Star, Climax, Legend extra stout, Amstel Malta, Goldberg, 33 Export, Life Continental, Malta Gold, Hi-Malt, More, Turbo King, and the recently launched Desperado.

As a major brewing company, the company encourages and continues to play major roles in, the establishment of ancillary businesses. These include manufacturers of bottles, cans, crown corks, labels, cartons, and plastic crates as well as service providers including those in the hospitality sector, distribution, transport, event management, advertising, and marketing communication.


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