Nigerian Breweries Plc, a leading brewing company, has announced the appointment of Mr. Ayodele Lawal as the Sales Director and a member of the Management Team effective from May 1, 2023.
According to a statement by the company, Mr. Lawal brings with him over 30 years of experience in brewing and sales functions. He started his career with the Company in 1991 as a brewer and has held several senior sales roles in the Company and the parent company, HEINEKEN.
Mr. Lawal will replace Mr. Uche Unigwe, who is retiring from the Company on attaining the mandatory retirement age. The statement noted that the Company is grateful to Mr. Unigwe for his contributions to the growth of the Company and wishes him the best in his future endeavors following his well-deserved retirement.
Commenting on the appointment, the Managing Director of Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Jordi Borrut Bel, expressed confidence in Mr. Lawal’s ability to drive growth and profitability for the Company. He said, “Mr. Lawal is a seasoned professional with a deep understanding of our business and the industry. We are confident that he will leverage his vast experience and knowledge to drive the growth and profitability of the Company.”
Mr. Lawal has held several senior sales roles in the Company, rising through the ranks to the position of Regional Business Manager in Central, West, Lagos, and Port Harcourt regions. In 2017, he was seconded to HEINEKEN Vietnam and later in the same year, he was appointed National Sales Manager BRANA (Heineken OpCo in Haiti) before becoming in 2018, the Sales Director for Haiti. He returned to Nigeria in 2021 to take up the role of Zonal Business Manager, North, and thereafter, the Zonal Business Manager, West.
The appointment of Mr. Lawal is expected to contribute significantly to the Company’s growth as it seeks to maintain its position as a leading brewing company in Nigeria.
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