Guinness Nigeria appoints Yemisi Ayeni as a Non-Executive Director

NIGERIA - The Orijin beer brand maker Guinness Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Mrs Yemisi Ayeni as a new Non-Executive Director and member of the company’s board of directors effective 1 September 2018. Ayeni takes the place of Prof. Joe Irukwu who has retired from the company as Non-Executive Director with effect from…

Diageo invests in a new Guinness brewery in Maryland, USA

USA – Diageo, a British multinational alcoholic beverages company, has invested in a new Guinness brewery outside of Baltimore, Maryland which represents the first Guinness brewing operation on U.S. soil in more than 60 years. According to Guinness, the brewery will attract more than 300,000 visitors in its first year of operation. In addition to…

Guinness Nigeria appoints Baker Magunda as new Managing Director

NIGERIA - Guinness Nigeria, a subsidiary of Diageo Plc of the UK has appointed Baker Magunda as the company’s new Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer effective 1 July 2018. Baker succeeds Peter Ndegwa who gave his notice of resignation on 30th June 2018 and the Board accepted his resignation on the same date. He joins…

Guinness Nigeria commissions new US$18m PET plant

NIGERIA - Guinness Nigeria, a subsidiary of UK’s Diageo Plc has commissioned a new Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant costing US$18.07 million, according to Beverage Industry News. During the grant opening ceremony in the capital Lagos, the company also announced the launch of its Adult Premium Non-Alcoholic Drinks (APNADs) in new PET bottles. Guinness revealed it…

Guinness Nigeria off to a strong start in Q1 as revenue rises 30%

NIGERIA - Guinness Nigeria Plc on Thursday reported a 30% increase in revenue for the first quarter ended 30th September 2017. The Nigerian unit of British drinks maker Diageo Plc said that sales hit N29.9bn ($82.3m) in the first three months of its financial year, up from N23bn ($63.3m) it recorded in the same period…

Local sourcing initiative impacts over 175,000 lives – Guinness Ghana

GHANA - Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL) has held a stakeholder’s workshop to showcase and assess the socio-economic impact of their Local Raw Material (LRM) sourcing on the Ghanaian economy. A statement issued in Accra and copied to the Ghana News Agency said the workshop was held bi-annually to review the impact of the company’s…

Guinness Nigeria appoints new Marketing Directors

NIGERIA - Guinness Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Adenike Adebola as Marketing and Innovation Director (Guinness and Spirits) and Jody Samuels-Ike, Marketing and Innovation Director (Innovation, Lager, Consumer Connections and APNADS) and two other directors. The appointments have taken effect. The others are Bola Olajomi-Otubu, Human Resources Director and Colman Hanna, Supply Chain Director.…