Guinness Nigeria, manufacturers of alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages, has appointed Emmanuel Egerton-Shyngle as the new Commercial Director. A statement by the company said that he would resume tomorrow (November 1, 2016).Egerton-Shyngle would take over from Paul Costigan, who will be moving into other roles within Diageo. Commenting on the appointment, Managing Director/ CEO, Guinness Nigeria Plc Peter Ndegwa said: “I am really excited to have Emmanuel in this new role as he builds upon the work that Paul has started.
I want to really thank Paul for his immense contribution to developing our sales organisation over the past two years.” Egerton-Shyngle joined Guinness Nigeria one year ago. During his time, he has played a key role in supporting and shaping the sales organisation’s focus on retail execution and increasing sales performance standards right across the board.
According to the statement, prior to joining Guinness Nigeria Plc, Egerton-Shyngle was the sales director at Cadbury Nigeria, general manager at Fidson Products Plc., worked overseas as a branch manager in retail banking and had built a career of over 23 years at Consolidated Breweries and Nigerian Breweries Plc.The statement added that Paul would play a key role in supporting Emmanuel during the handover to ensure a smooth transition.