Multinational companies in Nigeria
Nowadays in Nigeria, there is a great number of multinational corporations and top multinational companies. Here in the article, you will be able to see the list of multinational companies in Nigeria.
Multinational company – is a company or corporation in the field of business or manufacturing which acts in several countries and have employees far beyond the country of its creation taking into account characteristics of national markets of foreign countries.
In this post, we’ve compiled a full list of international companies with offices in Nigeria.
Chevron is an American oil & gas firm with offices in more than 180 countries across the world.
The company has one of its subsidiaries in Nigeria and it is one of the highest oil producing companies in
Chevron is also involved in every aspect of the oil, natural gas, and geothermal energy industries, including
hydrocarbon exploration and production; refining, marketing and transport; chemicals manufacturing and
sales; and power generation.
The company is currently ranked as one of the world’s largest oil companies.
Chevron Corporation — is the second after Exxon Mobil integrated energy company in the U.S., one of the largest corporations in the world. The company was ranked 3rd in Fortune 500 list and is also included in the Fortune Global 500 list. The company is headquartered in San Ramon, California (USA). Chevron Corporation produces oil and gas in various regions of the world. It owns five refineries in the U.S. and three of them are abroad (Thailand, South Africa, Canada), as well as non-operating stakes in five foreign refineries (in South Korea, Singapore, Australia, Pakistan and New Zealand). Chevron is the co-owner (50 %) of one of the leading American petrochemical companies “Chevron Phillips Chemical Company“. The Group owns an extensive network of filling stations worldwide under the trademarks “Chevron”, “Texaco” and “Caltex”. Proven oil reserves of Chevron — 13 billion barrels.
2. Exxon Mobil
Exxon Mobil Corporation is an American multinational oil and gas corporation with headquarters in Irving,
The company is a direct descendant of John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company. It was formed in 1999
as result of the merger between Exxon (formerly the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey) and Mobil
(formerly the Standard Oil Company of New York).
ExxonMobil is also a major manufacturer and marketer of commodity and specialty petrochemicals.
Additionally, the company has vested interest in electric power generation facilities.
ExxonMobil has upstream affiliates in Nigeria which operate several joint venture concessions and
deepwater production sharing contracts with a focus on major secondary oil recovery projects; natural gas
liquids and gas monetization as well as significant investment in national content development.
MTN is a South African based multinational telecommunications company with a subsidiary in Nigeria.
This office in the country, MTN Nigeria is responsible for one-third of the company’s revenue with an
estimated 35% market share.
The head office of the MTN Group Limited is located in Johannesburg. As of 30 June 2016, MTN recorded
232.6 million subscribers across its operations with operations in over 20 countries.
Nestlé is a multinational food and drink company. The company is the largest food company in the world
with operations in over 194 countries including Nigeria.
The products of Nestlé include baby food, medical food, bottled water, breakfast cereals, coffee and tea,
confectionery, dairy products, ice cream, frozen food, pet foods, and snacks.
Some of the popular brands include Nespresso, Nescafé, Kit Kat, Smarties, Nesquik, Stouffer’s, Vittel, and
In Nigeria, the company’s notable products include Nan, Nutrend, Cerelac, Golden Morn, Chocomilo, Maggi
Cube and Pure Life.
Total is a French multinational integrated oil and gas company. The company is one of the seven
“Supermajor” oil companies in the world.
The business covers the entire oil and gas chain, from crude oil and natural gas exploration and production
to power generation, transportation, refining, petroleum product marketing, and international crude oil and
Also, Total is a large scale chemicals manufacturer and a major player in low-carbon energies.
Unilever is a multinational consumer goods company. In Nigeria, it is one of the largest consumer good
The history of Unilever can be traced to the Dutch margarine producer, Margarine Unie and the British
soapmaker, Lever Brothers. Unilever was produced when the two companies merged in 1930.
Currently, the company owns over 400 brands, with a turnover in 2016 of over 50 billion euros, and thirteen
brands with sales of over one billion euros.
Some of the company’s notable products include Axe/Lynx, Dove, Omo, Becel/Flora, Heartbrand ice
creams, Hellmann’s, Knorr, Lipton, Lux, Magnum, Rama, Rexona/Degree, Sunsilk and Surf.
Diageo plc is a notable British multinational alcoholic beverages company, with its headquarters in London,
The company is one of the largest distillers in the world in 2017. Some of the company’s popular brands
include Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Baileys and Guinness.
Diageo owns 37% of Moët Hennessy, which owns brands including Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and
The company sells its products in over 180 countries and has offices in around 80 countries. The subsidiary
of Diageo in Nigeria is Guinness Plc.
Cadbury is a British multinational confectionery company wholly owned by Mondelez International (originally
Kraft Foods) since 2010.
The company is the second-largest confectionery brand in the world after Mars. Cadbury’s headquarters is
located in Uxbridge, West London with operations in over 50 countries including Nigeria.
The company’s products include Dairy Milk chocolate, the Creme Egg and Roses selection box, as well as
many other confectionery products.
Cadbury manufactures and sells these products in Nigeria and across several parts of West Africa.
Saipem is an Italian oil and gas industry contractor. The company was a subsidiary of Italian energy
company Eni, which owned approximately 30% of Saipem’s shares until 2016. In Nigeria, Saipem was
formerly Agip Oil.
The Coca-Cola Company is a popular manufacturer, retailer, and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage
concentrates and syrups headquartered in America.
The company is best known for its flagship product Coca-Cola which was invented in 1886 by pharmacist
John Stith Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia.
However, the Coca-Cola formula and brand were bought in 1889 by Asa Griggs Candler who incorporated
The Coca-Cola Company in 1892.
11. Procter & Gamble
Popularly called P&G, Procter & Gamble is one of the leading consumer goods companies in Nigeria.
The company was founded in 1837 by British American William Procter and Irish American James Gamble.
P&G specializes in a wide range of cleaning agents, personal care and hygiene products. Prior to the sale of
one of its division, Pringles to the Kellogg Company, the company included foods, snacks and beverages in
its product portfolio.
12. PZ Cussons
PZ is one of the major consumer companies in Nigeria. The parent company is a major British manufacturer
of personal healthcare products and consumer goods. PZ operates worldwide, especially in Africa and
13. General Electric
General Electric is an American multinational conglomerate with a subsidiary in Nigeria.
The company’s headquarters is located in Boston, Massachusetts. As of 2018, General Electric operated in
the following sectors: aviation, healthcare, power, renewable energy, digital, additive manufacturing, venture
capital and finance, lighting, transportation, and oil and gas.
KPMG is one of the Big 4 auditors alongside Deloitte, Ernst & Young and PriceWaterHouse Cooper.
The name, KPMG is an acronym for “Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler.” The name was chosen when KMG
(Klynveld Main Goerdeler) merged with Peat Marwick in 1987.
The company is one of the largest employers of labour in the world with over 180,000 employees.
KPMG is focused on three lines of services: financial audit, tax, and advisory. Also, its tax and advisory
services are further divided into various service groups.
The company has an office in Nigeria
GSK is a British pharmaceutical company; it is one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the country
and the sixth largest pharmaceutical company as of 2015, after Pfizer, Novartis, Merck, Hoffmann-La Roche
The company was established in 2000 by a merger of Glaxo Wellcome and SmithKline Beecham.
The company’s top-selling products include Advair, Avodart, Flovent, Augmentin, Lovaza and Lamictal.
GSK’s consumer products, which earned £5.2 billion in 2013, include Sensodyne and Aquafresh toothpaste,
the malted-milk drink Horlicks, Abreva for cold sores, Breathe Right nasal strips, Nicoderm and Nicorette
nicotine replacements, and Night Nurse, a cold remedy.
16. British American Tobacco
Also known as BAT, the British American Tobacco has been in Nigeria for over 100 years.
Currently, BAT is the No 1 manufacturer and marketer of tobacco in the country as well as the largest
publicly traded tobacco company in the world.
The company’s four largest-selling brands include Dunhill and the US brands Lucky Strike, Kent and Pall
Mall. Also, BAT markets include Benson & Hedges and Rothmans.
Schlumber is the leading provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production, and
processing to the oil and gas industry.
The company is the world’s largest oilfield services company employing approximately 100,000 people and
representing more than 140 nationalities working in more than 85 countries.
The oil firm has four principal executive offices located in Paris, Houston, London, and the Hague.
Schlumberger also has an office in Nigeria.
18. Baker Hughes
Baker Hughes is owned by General Electric. It is one of the largest oil field service companies in the world.
The company operates in more than 120 countries including Nigeria. Baker Hughes is known to provide the
oil and gas industry with products and services for oil drilling, formation evaluation, completion, production
and reservoir consulting.
19. Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC)
PWC is one of the big four auditing firms. The company is a multinational professional services network
headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
Currently, PWC is the second largest professional services firm in the world with a network of firms in 158
countries including Nigeria.
The firm was formed in 1998 by a merger between Coopers & Lybrand and Price Waterhouse. Their
histories of these parent companies can be traced to the 19th century. The trading name was shortened to
PwC in September 2010 as part of a rebranding effort.
As of 2016, PwC is the 5th-largest privately owned company in the United States
LafargeHolcim is a leading manufacturer of building materials (primarily cement, aggregates and concrete),
with a presence in around 80 countries and 81,000 employees.
In Africa, Lafarge is one of the prominent building manufacturing companies in the country and in West
Lafarge was formed by the merger on 10 July 2015 of cement companies Lafarge and Holcim.
21. Halliburton Energy
Halliburton is an American multinational corporation. The company owns hundreds of subsidiaries, affiliates,
branches, brands, and divisions worldwide and employs approximately 50,000 people on over 70 countries.
The company is one of the leading providers of products and services in the up-stream and downnstream
Halliburton’s major business segment is the Energy Services Group (ESG). ESG provides technical
products and services for petroleum and natural gas exploration and production. Halliburton’s former
subsidiary, KBR, is a major construction company of refineries, oil fields, pipelines, and chemical plants.
KBR, one of Halliburton’s subsidiaries was involved in a bribery scandal which occurred between the
company and high-ranking Nigerian officials between 1994 and 2004. The conviction of Halliburton led to the
company paying $382 million to settle the bribery case.
22. Airtel Nigeria
Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) B.V. operates in Africa as Airtel Africa and in Nigeria as Airtel
The company is one of the leading telecommunications companies in the world. The African subsidiary
provides telecommunication services in 15 African countries and Nigeria is Airtel’s most profitable market,
followed by Ghana. As of March 2017, Airtel had 78 million subscribers in the continent.
Accenture is one of the leading management consulting and professional services firm providing strategy,
consulting, digital, technology and operations services.
The firm has an office in Nigeria
Cisco is one of the largest networking companies in the world with presence in many countries around the
Cisco Nigeria is located at the Atlantic House, Victoria Island, Louis Solomon Close.
The company is involved in the development, manufacture and sales of networking hardware,
telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products.
25. Microsoft Nigeria
Microsoft is another major multinational technology company with office in Nigeria. The company’s
headquarters is located in Redmond, Washington.
The office in Nigeria is located on the 6th Floor, Civic Towers; Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, beside Caverton
Helicopters; Victoria Island, Lagos.
Microsoft is known to develop, manufacture, license, support and sell computer software, consumer
electronics, personal computers, and services. The company is best known for its software products like the
Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, the Internet Explorer and Edge web
The company is also behind hardware products like the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft
Surface lineup of touchscreen personal computers.
Additionally, Microsoft is one of the leading companies in cloud computing with its flagship product, Azure
playing a pivotal role.
Google is a world renowned technology firm with offices in every major country across the firm. The
company has an office in Lagos.
Google specializes in internet related services and products which include which include online advertising
technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.
27. The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
IBM is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States.
The company has an office in Nigeria which is one of the 170 countries in which it operates.
Oracle Corporation also known as Oracle is a multinational computer technology corporation with
headquarters in Redwood Shores, California. Oracle has an office in Nigeria located at Office Avenue
Towers, 1391 Tiamiyu Savage St, Victoria Island, Lagos
The company specializes primarily in developing and marketing database software and technology, cloud
engineered systems and enterprise software products — particularly its own brands of database
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd is a Chinese multinational networking, telecommunications equipment, and
Services Company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong.
The Huawei Office in Nigeria is located on Adeola Odeku St, Victoria Island, Lagos
The company is the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world. Initially, Huawei
focused on manufacturing phone switches, but has since expanded its business to include building
telecommunications networks, providing operational and consulting services and equipment to enterprises
inside and outside of China, and manufacturing communications devices for the consumer market.
Currently, the company’s specialties include ICT, Enterprise Solutions, Consumer Devices and Carrier
Other international companies with oces
in Nigerian include:
30. Boston Consulting Group
32. McKinsey & Co
33. Ernst & Young
36. The World Health Organization (WHO)
37. Sheraton Hotels
39. P. Morgan
40. AC Nielsen
41. British Gas
42. British Airways
43. AC Nielsen
44. Acumen Human Capital
45. Schneider Electric
46. Aviat Networks
47. Hogg Robinson
48. Arcelor Mittal