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GUINNESS NIGERIA

Last update 7 days ago

Industry Beverages & Wines (26)
Ikeja, Nigeria
Workforce 1,001 - 5,000 employees Listed on NSE-Nigeria Symbol GUINNESS

+234 1 270 9100

Email info.gn@diageo.com Website


This is the story of a truly successful company with a rich heritage and a great track record of growth and strong performance. Guinness Nigeria is not only regarded as an iconic African company, renowned internationally for its brands of unmatched quality, but also as a company that believes in enriching the communities within which it operates, through investment and active participation in the positive evolution of society.

Guinness Stout was first exported to Sierra Leone in 1827 and soon became popular across West Africa. In 1963, Ikeja in Lagos Nigeria was chosen as the first location outside the British Isles to brew the iconic dark beer. Two years later, in 1965, Guinness Nigeria was listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

Steady growth in markets for Guinness Stout and Harp Lager during the next 30 years prompted the building of three more major breweries in Nigeria. In 1974, the company built a second brewery in Benin, where it produced Harp lager beer. This facility was later expanded to accommodate a second stout brewery, commissioned in 1978. In 1982, a fourth Guinness brewery was built in Ogba, Lagos to brew Harp Premium Lager beer. This site too, was expanded to include Guinness Stout. Several years later, in 2004, Guinness Nigeria commissioned a new brewery at Aba, Abia State.

In 2011, the Benin and Ogba breweries were expanded to further increase capacity and meet the growing demand for Guinness Nigeria products which include the acclaimed brands: Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Guinness Extra Smooth, Malta Guinness, and Harp Lager beer. Other brands include Gordon’s Spark, Smirnoff Ice, Armstrong Dark Ale, Satzenbrau Pilsner, Top Malt, Harp Lime, Dubic Extra Lager and most recently, Malta Guinness Low Sugar.

Guinness Nigeria is committed to enriching the communities in which it operates and plays a leading role in the socio-economic development of its host communities. To ensure that efforts can be as effective as possible and are sustainable, the company concentrates on these focus areas: the provision of clean potable water (through the Diageo Water of Life initiative), Health and Education.

MILESTONES

19th Century Guinness Stout first imported into Nigeria.

1950s Trading company for Guinness established in Nigeria.

1962 First Guinness brewery outside of Ireland and Great Britain built in Lagos.

1962 Guinness Eye Hospital built in Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

1965 Guinness Nigeria is quoted on Nigeria Stock Exchange with 1,200 investors.

1974 2nd ultra-modern brewery built in Benin to produce Harp Lager..

1978 3rd brewery built at Benin to produce Guinness Stout.

1982 4th brewery built in Ogba to produce Harp Lager, and later Guinness Stout.

1986 Guinness Nigeria invests in farming of maize and sorghum to replace imported barley.

1990 Malta Guinness launched into the Nigerian market.

1990 Guinness Nigeria invests N1.6billion (£45 million) in upgrading its breweries.

1991 Another Guinness Eye Hospital built in Onitsha.

1997 Guinness Nigeria becomes a subsidiary of Diageo Plc, thus gaining access to Diageo's range of global brands and technical support.

1997 1st Water of Life mini-water works commissioned at Oregbeni/Benin, Edo State.

2001 Guinness Nigeria records over 60,000 investors, share capital value of N354million (£2.1 million) with shareholders’ funds of N14,158million (£84.95m)

2001 Gordon Spark, an exotic ready-to-drink product is launched into the Nigeria market.

2003 1st Corporate Citizenship Report launched to highlight the company's contributions to the society.

2004 Guinness Nigeria commissions another brewery in Aba, Abia State.

2004 Commissions the 2nd Water of Life mini-water works project in Aba, Abia State.

2005 Commissions the 3rd Water of Life mini-water works project in Badia Lagos.

2005 Guinness Extra Smooth is launched in the Nigerian market.

2006 Smirnoff Ice launched into the Nigerian market.

2007 Guinness Nigeria becomes the 1st brewery in West Africa to be ISO 14000:2004 certified - the highest certification available for clean environmental standards globally.

2007 Guinness Nigeria provides water to an additional 500,000 people in Nigeria under the Water of Life scheme with mini-water works located in Lagos, Anambra, Ogun, Imo, Rivers, Nassarawa, Niger, Ekiti, Kwara and Edo states respectively.

2007 Guinness Nigeria becomes the 1st manufacturing company to become ISO 22000 certified for food safety standards.

2007 The International Institute for Quality Selection, Bruxelles, endorses Foreign Extra Stout and Guinness Extra Smooth with Grand Gold Medals. Harp Lager and Satzenbrau awarded Gold Medals for surpassing international quality standards.

2008 Ogba Brewery emerges as Africa's best in the Guinness League of Excellence.

2008 Guinness Nigeria goes live on SAP.

2008 The International Institute for Quality Selection, Bruxelles endorses all Guinness Nigeria brands with Grand Gold Awards at the Monde's 47th International Awards for surpassing international standards.

2009 Brand Guinness celebrates 250 years of iconic existence globally.

2010 Guinness Nigeria celebrates its 60 years of brewing excellence in Nigeria.

2011 Guinness Nigeria signs into the Convention of Business Integrity (CBi).

2011 Harp Lime, a cool new flavoured Harp Beer is launched into the Nigerian market.

2012 Dubic Extra Lager, a beer with a great Nigerian heritage, is launched in Aba and Ibadan simultaneously.

2012 The 1st solar-powered Water of Life mini-water works is commissioned in Awba Ofemili, Anambra State.

2012 Guinness Nigeria wins the Best Place To Work in Nigeria and the Best Multinational Company in Nigeria Awards.

2012 Malta Guinness Low Sugar, a new low-sugar Malta variant filled with top-of-the-world goodness and vitality is launched into the Nigerian Market. in the same year, SNAPP was also launched targeted at women.

2014 Guinness Nigeria launches Orijin Ready to Drink (RTD), an alcoholic drink with the bitter-sweet taste of African herbs and fruits, which went on to become the fastest growing innovation brand in Diageo history.

2015 Guinness Nigeria launches Guinness Africa Special, the first innovation for Guinness in Africa in over 10 years.

2016 Guinness Nigeria launches Orijin Zero, a non-alcoholic variant of the popular Orijin RTD, targeted at consumers who want to enjoy the bitter-sweet taste of Orijin but without the alcohol.

2016 Guinness Nigeria is named the third best place to work in Nigeria and named the best in Excellence in Wellness by the Great Place To Work Institute.

BOARD

P... W...

Chief Executive Officer
Effective 2 years ago
GUINNESS NIGERIA
Nigeria - Beverages & Wines
Chief Executive Officer
Effective 2 years ago


EAST AFRICAN BREWERIES
EABL
Kenya - Beverages & Wines
Finance Director
2008 - 2011
Sales Director
2006 - 2008
Strategy Director
2004 - 2006

PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS EAST AFRICA
PWC
Kenya - Audit & Consulting
Associate Director And Senior Manager, Corporate Finance And Strategy
2002 - 2003

B... A...

Chairman
Effective 8 years ago

Appointed to the board 21 years ago
GUINNESS NIGERIA
Nigeria - Beverages & Wines
Chairman
Effective 8 years ago

Appointed to the board 21 years ago

Deputy Managing Director
2005 - 2009
Director, Corporate Affairs
1998 - 2005
Director
1996 - Unknown

EAST AFRICAN BREWERIES
EABL
Kenya - Beverages & Wines
Non-Executive Director
2002 - 2008

J... O...

Non-Executive Vice Chairman
Effective 1 year ago

Appointed to the board 3 years ago
GUINNESS NIGERIA
Nigeria - Beverages & Wines
Non-Executive Vice Chairman
Effective 1 year ago

Appointed to the board 3 years ago


EAST AFRICAN BREWERIES
EABL
Kenya - Beverages & Wines
Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 2 years ago

39 relationships

O... J...

Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 1 year ago
FBNQUEST
Nigeria - Financial Services
Non-Executive Director
Ongoing


CUSTODIAN AND ALLIED
Nigeria - Financial Services
Chairman
Effective 1 year ago


GUINNESS NIGERIA
Nigeria - Beverages & Wines
Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 1 year ago

42 relationships

N... O...

Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 2 years ago

S... T...

Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 3 years ago

J... O...

Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 20 years ago

B... J...

Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 9 years ago
GUINNESS NIGERIA
Nigeria - Beverages & Wines
Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 9 years ago


FIRST CITY MONUMENT BANK
FCMB
Nigeria - Finance | Banking
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ongoing


FCMB GROUP
Nigeria - Investment Holdings
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 15 years ago


FIRST CITY ASSET MANAGEMENT
FCAM
Nigeria - Financial Services
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ongoing


FCMB CAPITAL MARKETS
Nigeria - Financial Services
Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 15 years ago


FINANCIAL DERIVATIVES COMPANY
FDC
Nigeria - Financial Services
Managing Director
Ongoing


UNIC INSURANCE
Nigeria - Finance | Insurance
Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 10 years ago

91 relationships

Z... A...

Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 6 years ago

M... S...

Non-Executive Director
Effective 2 months ago

L... B...

Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 7 months ago

Left the company less than a year ago

P... J...

Non-Executive Director
Left 7 months ago

Appointed to the board 5 years ago

C... A...

Supply Chain Director
Left 7 months ago

R... P...

Finance And Strategy Director
Is leaving this month
MANAGEMENT

R... O...

Legal Director And Company Secretary
Effective 1 year ago

E... E...

Commercial Director
Effective 1 year ago

V... G...

Corporate Relations Director
Effective 5 months ago
GUINNESS NIGERIA
Nigeria - Beverages & Wines
Corporate Relations Director
Effective 5 months ago


LAFARGE AFRICA
Nigeria - Building Materials
Communications Director
Left 1 year ago

56 relationships

B... O...

Human Resources Director
Effective 3 months ago

C... H...

Supply Chain Director
Effective 4 months ago

A... A...

Marketing And Innovation Director, Guinness, Spirits And Reserve
Effective 4 months ago

J... S...

Marketing And Innovation Director, Innovation, Lager, Consumer Connections And Apnads
Effective 4 months ago

Left the company less than a year ago

S... S...

Corporate Relations Director
Left 8 months ago

M... P...

Human Resources Director
Left 3 months ago

R... H...

Marketing And Innovation Director
Left 4 months ago
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