The management of British American Tobacco (Nigeria) Ltd. has announced that Odiri Erewa-Meggison, the Director of External Affairs, has been inducted as an associate at the Institute of Directors Nigeria (IoD Nigeria), along with 99 other individuals.
Erewa-Meggison was among 99 other individuals inducted during the flag-off ceremony of IoD’s 40th-anniversary event held in Lagos. This recognition highlights the Institute’s commitment to supporting directors in Nigeria and fostering the adoption of best corporate governance practices across the country.
“BAT Nigeria is committed to building a Better Tomorrow and contributing to the economic growth and development of the nations in which it operates,” said Odiri Erewa-Meggison. “I am grateful to the institute for considering me fit in character and competence, and I would leverage my capability to contribute to the institute achieving its objectives.”
Erewa-Meggison, an expert in corporate governance practices, is also an experienced lawyer as well as a chartered secretary, with experience garnered over 20 years of working across diverse sectors of the economy including oil and gas, telecoms and tobacco manufacturing sectors. As the External Affairs Director for West and Central Africa, she is responsible for leading the external affairs and communications strategy in accordance with BAT Group’s positions within those markets.
As a global business operating in over 180 markets, BAT recognises diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as key organisational strength that enables it to attract and retain the best talent and provide the best products and services to its consumers,” Erewa-Meggison said.
“We are proud to be recognized as a Global Top Employer in Nigeria and West Africa and awarded the Diversity and Inclusion initiatives award and overall winner of the 2022 HR Oscars award conferred by the Chartered institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria,” she continued. “With a robust workforce, BAT Nigeria continues to drive ownership and accountability, build diverse talent pipelines, create enablers and invest in its people, to achieve its DEI goals.”