Monument Distillers appoints Godwin Oche as CEO

Godwin Oche, CEO, Monument Distillers

Monument Distillers Nigeria Limited (MDN) has announced the appointment of Mr Godwin Oche as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Mr Oche joins MDN from AB InBev where in January 2016 as a result of the integration of SABMiller and AB InBev, Mr Oche was made the Regional Director/ General Manager of AB InBev’s brewery in Onitsha. In 2017, he was appointed National Sales Director of AB InBev’s Nigerian business and is credited with championing the business’s growth agenda to delivering significant volume and market share growth, ultimately contributing to growing the company from fourth- to second-largest beer company in Nigeria.

Mr Oche is a Chemical Engineer by training and his qualifications include a PGD in Business Administration and an MBA in Marketing from Enugu State University of Science and Technology Business School. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultant (FIMC), a member of the Nigeria Institute of Marketing (MNIM), a member of the Nigeria Institute of Personnel Management (MIPM) and is also a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) by the International Council of Management Consulting Institute (ICMCI).

About Monument Distillers

Monument Distillers Nigeria Limited (MDN) was launched in Nigeria in March 2019 with the acquisition of the 1960 Rootz Bitters brand from International Breweries Plc (AB InBev Nigeria) and a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant. Kensington Distillers & Vintners (KDV) is the holding company for Monument Distillers, which has operations in Nigeria and Kenya and plans to roll out business in other African markets as part of its long-term vision to building a pan-African drinks business.

In addition to owning its own brands, MDN has the distribution rights in Nigeria to a range of global brands from leading US spirits company, Sazerac, including Southern Comfort, Popov Vodka, Myers Rum, Paddy’s Irish Whisky, Firewater, and Buffalo Trace Bourbon. Furthermore, MDN will soon be launching international brands, Jose Cuervo Tequila and Bushmills Whiskey to add to their growing portfolio which already includes Four Cousins Wine, and international brands Bannerman’s Finest Scotch Whisky, and Grace du Roi Fine Wine, owned by MDN’s parent company Kensington Distillers & Vintners.

One Response to Monument Distillers appoints Godwin Oche as CEO

  1. ade says:

    A well deserved height ..congrats Sir! !

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