Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), Limited, has announced the appointment of Mrs. Sade Morgan as Director, Legal, Public Affairs and Communications. Mrs. Sade Morgan took over the mantle of leadership of the newly merged Legal, Public Affairs and Communications department of the leading non-alcoholic bottling giant, with effect from February 2016.
According to the Managing Director, NBC Ben Langat, “The announcement of Morgan as Director of Legal, Public Affairs and Communications, is as a result of the need to further drive excellence in managing our external legal and community relations., while up scaling the process in which NBC relates with stakeholder publics.’ Ben Langat added that Mrs. Sade Morgan would also drive the company’s reputation management process and business sustainability agenda.
The new appointee joined NBC in 2014 with over 20 years of experience in legal practice and professional corporate experience across international markets covering various roles, including several years of executive team experience. Prior to her joining NBC, Mrs. Sade Morgan was Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa (EEMEA) Regulatory and Marketing Counsel for British American Tobacco, based in the UK and responsible for regulatory and marketing issues across the group’s 86 country markets. She has managed development and implementation of regulatory strategies in conjunction with Corporate and Regulatory Affairs and Marketing functions aimed at delivering workable and successful code of practices with internal and external stakeholders.
She obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1992 and was subsequently called to the Nigeria bar.
Over the last few months, Morgan has overseen the Public Affairs and Communications function in addition to her original role of Legal Director of the Company. The new director is expected to sustain and build on the reputation of the company amongst its stakeholder.