Macallan, Premia Business Network Partner For Industry Gala

Caption: From left, CEO & Convener, Premia Business Network, Bola Lawal; Partner, McKinsey & Company, Mayowa Kuyoro; Brand Manager, Edrington Portfolio, Nigeria, Hammed Adebiyi, and CEO, Corporate Shepherds Ltd, Idorenyen Enang, at The Macallan-sponsored Premia Business Network Gala Night at Twin Waters on December 17, 2023.

As part of its commitment to grow Africa’s business landscape and facilitate discussions that strengthen the continent’s economy, The Macallan, the world’s revered single malt whisky, is partnering, for the second time within four weeks, Premia Business Network (PBN), a global community of African entrepreneurs and business leaders.

The latest partnership saw The Macallan co-hosting a three-day convention, gala and awards night for the industry’s biggest names in Lagos, on December 17, 2023, to celebrate the achievements of prominent Nigerians driving business success and boosting the country’s economy from within and on the global landscape.

From business titans to media mavericks, hundreds of esteemed professionals, including the Managing Director, Sony Music Publishing, Godwin Tom; Senior Special Assistant to the Lagos Governor on the Lagos State Development & Property Corporation Matters, Derin Phillips; Partner Mckinsey & Company, Mayowa Kuyoro; Director of Programmes, The Beat FM, Lagos, Osikhena Dirisu; and Chief Executive, Corporate Shepherds Limited, Idorenyen Enang, among other notable professionals who graced the event.

Hammed Adebiyi, Brand Manager, Edrington Portfolio, Nigeria, shared his perspective on The Macallan’s sponsorship of the event, stressing the need to cultivate a culture of collaboration and fostering innovation which are not just essential.

“They are the very keystones that unlock the door to economic transformation. And in a landscape marked by dynamism and change, it is these principles, in partnership with The Macallan, that contribute to increased opportunities within the industry,” he said.

In his keynote speech, Enang emphasised the importance of collaboration and innovation in driving the nation’s economic growth.

Nurturing collaboration and fostering innovation and people management, he said, “are not mere essentials; they are the keystones unlocking the doors to transformation. In a landscape like Nigeria, marked by dynamism and change, these principles illuminate our path toward sustained growth and prosperity, ensuring our position at the forefront of progress.”

With a population of over 225 million and a GDP projected to reach an estimated peak of US$682.1bn in 2028, The Macallan is poised to contribute significantly towards the $83.84m whisky industry while promoting economic growth within the country.

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