Guinness Nigeria appoints Viola Graham-Douglas as new Corporate Relations Director

Guinness Nigeria Plc announced on Thursday the appointment of Viola Graham-Douglas as its new Corporate Relations Director. She takes over from Sesan Sobowale who left the company in March/April. Her appointment became effective on 1st June 2017.

According to information provided by the company, Mrs. Graham-Douglas began her career in the banking industry in Nigeria and worked in varied roles with reputable banks. She later joined Lafarge Africa Plc, formerly WAPCO Cement, as Treasury Manager, and subsequently became the company’s Secretary/Head of Corporate Services before moving to Lafarge Group Headquarters in Paris. She also served as Managing Director, Atlas Cement, a subsidiary of Lafarge, as well as Country Communications Director before accepting her new role as Guinness Nigeria’s Corporate Relations Director.

Mrs. Graham-Douglas is a Law graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) and was called to the Nigerian Bar. She holds a Master degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom as well as an MSc in Investment Management from Cass Business School, in the United Kingdom. She is also a British Council Chevening scholar.

Viola Graham-Douglas is expected to drive the corporate relations agenda of Guinness Nigeria. She will oversee the relationship between the company and its critical internal and external stakeholders. Sustainable development and implementation of the corporate social investment of Guinness Nigeria also falls under her purview.

Guinness Nigeria Plc is Nigeria’s second largest brewery and a subsidiary of Diageo Plc.

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