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BAT’s Commitment To DEI Recognized As Director Of External Affairs Joins The Institute Of Directors Nigeria


British American Tobacco (Nigeria) Ltd. is proud to announce that the Director of External Affairs, Odiri Erewa-Meggison, has been inducted as an associate at the Institute of Directors Nigeria (IoD Nigeria), alongside 99 others, at the flag-off of its 40th anniversary event that was held in Lagos recently. The induction is a testament to the Institute’s efforts to support directors in Nigeria and promote best corporate governance practices in 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.”
As a global business operating in over 180 markets, BAT recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is a key organizational strength that enables it to attract and retain the best talent and provide the best products and services to its consumers. The company is 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.
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.
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.

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