Emmanuel Difom

Executive Director/Finance and Strategy Director

Emmanuel Difom

Emmanuel has over fifteen years of experience as Finance Director across industries and global companies. With an exciting career that has taken him through 17 different geographies, Emmanuel is a highly accomplished executive with strong experience in Business Strategy, Finance, Corporate Law and Tax management supported by a solid background in FMCG, Oil and gas and Banking sectors.

Emmanuel joined Guinness Nigeria as Finance & Strategy Director on September 1st, 2021. Before then, he was Finance Director for Guinness Cameroon, a position he held since March 2018.

Prior to joining Diageo, Emmanuel worked at British America Tobacco across many markets including Douala Cameroun, Dakar Senegal, and Lagos Nigeria. He left BAT as Head of Operations Finance, West Africa Area, where he was leading Finance Operations and Controls for 17 markets, including Nigeria.  Before BAT, he also had an amazing career working at Exxon Mobil, as well as the banking sector.

Emmanuel has a master’s degree in Management from Yaoundé University, and is a certified Finance professional with a number of certifications including Diploma of Certified Public Accountants (D.E.C) – French Republic; D.S.G.C – CNAM-INTEC of Paris (France); D.S.C.G – Académie de Nantes (France) and D.E.F.C - CNAM-INTEC of Paris (France).

His career has shown him to be a strong leader who is enthusiastic, hardworking and results driven. Emmanuel is married with children.