Nigerian Breweries Plc Certified as a Great Place to Work

The board and management of Nigerian Breweries Plc – the leading brewer in the country, has confirmed the resumption of duty of its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Hans Essaadi, effective Monday, August 2, 2021.

An industry veteran with 30 years’ experience, Essaadi who was appointed CEO designate in May replaces Jordi Borrut Bel, who ran the affairs of the company between January 2018 and July 2021 and now assumes the position of MD/CEO, HEINEKEN South Africa.

Until his appointment, Essaadi was the Managing Director of AlHaram Beverages, the HEINEKEN Operating Company in Egypt.

He began his working career in the HEINEKEN Group as a Sales Representative in 1991, rising through the ranks and assuming senior roles within the Group in different units such as Sales, Export and Marketing.

Hans commenced his international career with HEINEKEN Puerto Rico as the Country Manager and thereafter moved to Austria as General Manager, Brau Union International. He then moved to the United Arab Emirates in 2008 where he served as General Manager, Sirocco - the Heineken Joint Venture with the Emirates Group.
He then served as the Managing Director, HEINEKEN Malaysia Berhad from 2013 to 2018 before his last role in Egypt.

In his new role as MD, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Hans is expected to bring his rich and robust experience (drawn from working in several markets for the HEINEKEN group), to bear on the company; unlocking fresh opportunities, sustaining and improving the category leadership position of the company in the Nigeria market and delivering improved value for its shareholders.

PRESS CONTACT:

PRESS CONTACT:

Sade Morgan
Corporate Affairs Director
Sade.morgan@heineken.com

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About Nigerian Breweries PLC:
A member of the HEINEKEN Group, Nigerian Breweries Plc is the pioneer and largest brewing company in Nigeria. Incorporated in 1946 as "Nigerian Brewery Limited", the company made history in June 1949 when the first bottle of STAR lager beer rolled out of its Lagos brewery bottling line. Today, it has a rich portfolio of 19 high-quality brands (such as Heineken, Desperados, Maltina, Life, Amstel Malta, Gulder, Fayrouz and Legend) produced from 9 breweries and 2 malting plants which are distributed nationwide. Nigerian Breweries is also a recipient of several awards and recognition in other areas of its operations including product quality, marketing excellence, productivity and innovation, health and safety, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability. To learn more, visit the Nigerian Breweries website: nbplc.com

PRESS CONTACT:

PRESS CONTACT:

Sade Morgan
Corporate Affairs Director
Sade.morgan@heineken.com

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