Nigerian Breweries

Number of Employees



FMCG & Retail

Countries of Operation

What Nigerian Breweries Does

Nigerian Breweries Plc., the pioneer and largest brewing company in Nigeria, was incorporated in 1946. The company recorded a landmark when the first bottle of STAR lager beer rolled off the bottling lines in its Lagos Brewery in June 1949. This brewery has undergone several optimisation processes and as at today boasts one of the most modern brew houses in the country.

In October 2011, Nigerian Breweries acquired majority equity interests in Sona Systems Associates Business Management Limited, (Sona Systems) and Life Breweries Limited from Heineken N.V. This followed Heineken’s acquisition of controlling interests in five breweries in Nigeria from Sona Group in January 2011. Sona Systems’ two breweries in Ota and Kaduna, and Life Breweries in Onitsha have now become part of Nigerian Breweries Plc., together with three brands: Goldberg lager, Malta Gold and Life Continental lager.

Our Difference

To brew the Joy of True Togetherness to inspire a better world. 

We ignite the moments that bring us together, create bonds, and are unforgettable.  They help make the world a little better…  One day, one beer, one cheers at a time!

Our Culture

We thrive to make our company a place where the best and brightest want to stay and build a professional career. We recruit people who are up to the fast-paced and challenging environment of the company as it is today, yet are flexible enough to dream and grow with us as we create the brewing industry of tomorrow. At NB Plc, we preach enjoyment and we encourage our employees to have a life outside work by participating in the many social events that we sponsor and also encourage our employees to be a part of. With these, employees are dedicated and committed to delivering the best possible performance anytime, anywhere.

People are at the heart of our company!

Inclusivity & Diversity

We see our strength in trust, diversity and progress. As Nigeria’s foremost brewer and a member of Heineken Group, we leverage the world talent pool and our culture, where diversity is embraced and all people can thrive. We seek value and draw on the differences in knowledge, perspectives, experiences and working styles, and aim to hire the best talent regardless of their gender, age, ethnicity, physical disability, thinking style, religion or nationality.

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Our Employer Value Proposition




Brew a better world 2030

We have laid a solid foundation with Brewing a Better World (BaBW)over the last 10 years. At the same time, we are moving into a decade in which the world is facing even more complex challenges. We know we can only thrive if the planet and our communities thrive.

Our Brew a Better Word 2030 targets and ambition are aligned with the UN Global Impact. We are on the path to zero impact, to an inclusive, fair, and equitable world and to moderations and no harmful use. We believe that a more ambitious and collective action is the only way to a stronger, fairer, and healthier world.


Our Employee Wellness Initiatives

  • Aerobic sessions for employees.
  • An in-house cafeteria providing a well-balanced menu.
  • Provision for membership of gyms and fitness clubs, etc.
  • Health fairs with informative exhibits.
  • Organizing sensitization seminars and exhibitions such as the SHE (Safety and Health) week.
  • Partnership with government agencies such as the FRSC (Federal Road Safety Corps) to promote safety on our roads and highways and also preach the “Don’t drink and drive” message.

Our Leadership

Hans Essadi
CEO & Managing Director

Appointed in 2021, Hans has been with Heineken for over 30 years. In previous roles, Hans was the General Manager, Brau Union International (Austria), General Manager, Siroco (the Heineken Joint Venture with the Emirates in Dubai) and Managing Director, Heineken Malaysia Berhad. Prior to his current position in Nigerian Breweries Plc, Hans was the Managing Director of Al Haram Beverages, the Heineken Operating Company in Egypt.

Our People

Eric Olaleye
Human Resources Director

Eric’s 30-year career in Heineken has spanned Production, Finance, Distribution, Control, Procurement and HR. He joined Nigerian Breweries in November 1991 and grew steadily, holding increasingly senior positions across different functions. He was appointed Human Resource Services Manager in 2015 and Head, Rewards in 2019.

Your Career With Nigerian Breweries

Would you like to embark on a journey with us?

Getting ready for a new challenge in a new company is not always easy. It is about learning new things and acquiring new skills. It is about experiencing new territories, building new relationships, and performing in the role. It is hard work! Do you dare to stretch yourself?


We do not look for “employees”, we look for pioneers with a thirst for knowledge and a spirit for adventure. Those that climb ladders, open doors, and cross oceans, always standing by our company values, passion for quality, enjoyment of life, and respect for people, society, and the planet. Surprise us at the real interview! Tell us about your passions, ambition, learning agility, and skills!


The way our employees lead sets us apart. They are able to connect with anyone around them and continuously invest in developing others. They shape the future and deliver great results day-to-day. Very importantly, they always walk the talk; being a true role model on all of our company behaviours.

Application Process

We are an equal opportunity employer; thus, all our existing vacancies are usually advertised in the national dailies and our corporate website. Our recruitment process is very transparent.

Depending on the kind of position available, aptitude tests may be conducted. Successful candidates are thereafter invited for an interview assessment. Nigerian Breweries Plc. will never charge applicants for forms or access to available positions.