NIGERIA – Nigerian Breweries Plc has announced Mrs Sade Morgan as its Corporate Affairs Director and member of its executive committee, reports Beverage Industry News.

This follow the resignation of Kufre Ekanem from the position in October 2018 who left NB to start a career at a culture, marketing and public relations consultancy firm, Philosoville Limited.

In her new role, Morgan will strengthen the company’s non-crisis stakeholder relations and drive a strategy led relationship with government, regulatory organisations, host communities and the media

She will also ensure corporate relations between the company and non-governmental organisations to reinforce the company’s philosophy of Winning with Nigeria.

Morgan has a strong foot in her career which started in 1993 as a legal practitioner and subsequently worked across several industries and markets across the world.

She has served various positions in Africa, Middle East, the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe

Ms Morgan joined British American Tobacco (BAT) in 2003 and worked in various management roles and jurisdictions with the multinational organisation for 11 years.

In 2006, she was seconded to BAT Middle East and North Africa sharing executive responsibility for the strategic management of the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) business unit.

She was later appointed as Legal Director to the BAT Nigeria leadership team in 2008 where she served driving the regulatory and legal risk management agenda for the business unit’s 26 West Africa area markets.

Following her diverse operating company experiences, Morgan was assigned in 2013 to the BAT company headquarters in the United Kingdom with Regulatory and Marketing counseling and engagement oversight of the BAT group’s 86 Eastern Europe, Middle East & African (EEMEA) Region country markets.

She moved in 2014 to the Nigerian Bottling Company, a member of the Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company group as the director of Public Affairs and Communications.

While in Nigerian Bottling Company, she successfully drove a broad stakeholder management, business sustainability and CSR agenda.

Morgan is a graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, a Prince II certified project manager and holds a certificate in executive management from the Institute of Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland.

She is a member of the Institute of Directors, the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and Chairman of the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (Nigeria).