Nigerian Breweries Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. Jordi Borrut Bel as the Company’s Managing Director/CEO.

The Board of Directors has informed the Nigerian Stock Exchange of the appointment which takes effect on January 22, 2018.

Borrut Bel will succeed Johan Doyer who has served as Managing Director/CEO on an interim basis since June 16, 2017.

Mr. Borrut Bel is currently the Managing Director of HEINEKEN’s subsidiary in Burundi, Brarudi S.A. and a Board member of Bralirwa Limited, Rwanda, also a HEINEKEN subsidiary in Rwanda.

Mr. Borrut Bel joined HEINEKEN Spain in 1997 as Sales Representative and subsequently held increasingly senior management positions in different countries, first as Distribution Project Manager in Slovakia, Brand Manager in France and Trade Marketing Manager at the Head Office in The Netherlands.

The NB Board noted that it is confident that Borrut Bel’s track record and broad experience stand him in a very good position to drive Breweries’ strategy and consolidate its leadership position in the Nigerian market.

In a related development, the Company has also announced the resignations of Victor Famuyibo (Human Resource Director) and Hubert Eze (Sales Director) from the Board with effect from January 27, 2018 and January 31, 2018 respectively.

While Famuyibo’s resignation follows from his attaining the Company’s mandatory retirement age of 60 years, Eze’s resignation is preparatory to his taking up a higher role in the HEINEKEN organisation.

The Exchange was further notified that Grace Omo-Lamai and Uche Unigwe have been appointed as part of the Management Team of the Company in the positions of Human Resource Director and Sales Director respectively.