Our Leadership

Meet Our Brew Masters

Executive Team

Hans Essaadi

Managing Director / CEO

Uaboi G. Agbebaku, Esq.

COMPANY SECRETARY / LEGAL DIRECTOR

Rob Kleinjan

Finance Director

Grace Omo-Lamai

Human Resources Director

Uche Unigwe

Sales Director

Sade Morgan

Corporate Affairs Director

Emmanuel Oriakhi

Marketing Director

Philomena Aneke

Digital & Technology Director

Martin Kochl

Supply Chain Director

Hans Essadi

CEO & MANAGING DIRECTOR

NATIONALITY : Dutch
APPOINTED IN : 2021

Appointed in 2021, Hans has been with HEINEKEN for over 30 years. In previous roles, Hans was the General Manager, Brau Union International (Austria), General Manager, Siroco (the HEINEKEN Joint Venture with the Emirates in Dubai) and Managing Director, HEINEKEN Malaysia Berhad. Prior to his current position in Nigerian Breweries Plc, Hans was the Managing Director of Al Haram Beverages, the HEINEKEN Operating Company in Egypt.

Uaboi G. Agbebaku, Esq.

COMPANY SECRETARY / LEGAL DIRECTOR

NATIONALITY : Nigerian
APPOINTED IN : 2008

Appointed in 2008 as Secretary to the Board of Directors and the Legal Adviser, Uaboi joined HEINEKEN in 2003 as the Legal Affairs Manager. Before then, he was in private practice as a legal practitioner with the law firm of David Garrick & Co. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators of Nigeria. Mr. Agbebaku is also the Company’s Legal Director.

Rob Kleinjan

FINANCE DIRECTOR

NATIONALITY : Dutch
APPOINTED IN : 2018

Appointed in 2018 as Finance Director and member of the Board, Rob Joined HEINEKEN in 1996 and managed several senior management roles in finance, in the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Belgium and Finland. Prior to this role, he was General Manager Brau Union Export in Austria, part of the HEINEKEN Group.

Grace Omo-Lamai

HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTOR

NATIONALITY : Nigerian
APPOINTED IN : 2017

Grace started her Human Resources career at Michelin Nigeria, 21 years ago, following a stint in the banking industry. She moved from the manufacturing to the telecommunications industry, working from 2004 to 2012 with Airtel Africa, across various HR functions – Recruitment, Business Partnering and Talent Management and various locations in Nigeria, Congo Brazzaville, and Kenya. Prior to Joining the HEINEKEN Family, she was Director, Human Resources at Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd (a member of Coca-Cola-Hellenic Group).

Uche Unigwe

SALES DIRECTOR

NATIONALITY : Nigerian
APPOINTED IN : 2017

Uche started his HEINEKEN career in 1988 as a Nigerian Breweries Trainee Assistant Shift Brewer in the Technical function. In 2000, be cross functioned to Sales and between 2009 and 2016, he worked in various commerce roles in Amsterdam, United Kingdom, Tanzania, and Kenya. In 2012, he was appointed Country Manager, Heineken Tanzania and General Manager, Heineken East Africa Company, Nairobi, Kenya in 2015.

Sade Morgan

CORPORATE AFFAIRS DIRECTOR

NATIONALITY : Nigerian
APPOINTED IN : 2018

Sade joined HEINEKEN from Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company where she was Director, Legal, Public Affairs and Communications. Previously she worked at British American Tobacco, globally including BAT Middle East, North Africa, West Africa, and BAT United Kingdom as part of the leadership team.

Emmanuel Oriakhi

MARKETING DIRECTOR

NATIONALITY : Nigerian
APPOINTED IN : 2018

Emmanuel started his HEINEKEN career in 2003 as a Nigerian Breweries Commercial Management Trainee. Between 2003 and 2014, he worked in various marketing and commerce roles in Nigeria. In 2014, he moved to Amsterdam as Regional Marketing Manager, HEINEKEN, and was appointed Manager Business Development Heineken® Global Commerce (AMEE) in 2015.

Philomena Aneke

DIGITAL AND TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR

NATIONALITY : Nigerian
APPOINTED IN : 2020

Phil started her HEINEKEN career in 1990 as a Nigerian Breweries Graduate Management Trainee and held increasingly senior roles in Management projects, Finance, Supply Chain and Digital transformation. Until her current appointment, she was the BASE Program Manager for Africa, Middle East and the Caribbean supporting 14 Heineken operating companies with ERP implementation and change management.

Martin Kochl

SUPPLY CHAIN DIRECTOR

NATIONALITY : Dutch
APPOINTED IN : 2017

Martin Joined HEINEKEN in 2000 as a management trainee. He was at various times, a Shift Manager in Netherlands, OPCO TPM & Training Manager in Russia, Brewery Manager, APB Hanoi Vietnam and subsequently Brewery Manager, UK in 2012. Prior to this role, he was Supply Chain Director, HEINEKEN Ethiopia.

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