Nigerian Breweries Plc has announced the appointment of Ayodele Lawal as sales director and a member of the management team.
Lawal’s appointment follows the retirement of Uche Unigwe from the company on attaining the mandatory retirement age.
In a notice signed by the company’s secretary, Uaboi Agbebaku, it was announced that the appointment would become effective on May 1.
Lawal brings with him over 30 years of experience in brewing and sales functions, the company says, noting that he has held several senior sales roles in the company and the parent company – Heineken.
He started his career with the company in 1991 as a brewer and thereafter made a cross-functional move to sales as a field sales manager, 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 the sales director for Haiti in 2018.
The firm said the new appointee returned to Nigeria in 2021 to take up the role of zonal business manager, North, and thereafter, the zonal business manager, West.