The board of directors of Nigerian Breweries Plc. has announced new management changes. Rising from its meeting late last week, the board named Jordi Borrut Bel as the substantive managing director/CEO of the Company effective January 22, 2018. He replaces Johan Antonie Doyer, who has managing director/CEO on an interim basis since June. Doyer is said to have resigned from the board.
Borrut Bet is currently the managing director and a board member of Brarudi S.A. in Burundi, a Heineken subsidiary. He is also a board member of Bralirwa Limited, also a subsidiary of Heineken in Rwanda, quoted on the Kigali Stock Exchange.
He started his Heineken career with Heineken Spain in 1997 as a sales representative/wholesale manager. He subsequently held increasingly senior positions in France, Slovakia, and The Netherlands and again in Spain before his appointment as the managing director of Brarudi S.A., which he successfully led through a very turbulent period, strengthening the company’s route-to-market and launching successful innovations.
Other notable names that retire from the board of the foremost brewer include, Victor Famuyibo and Hubert I. Eze.
“Following a distinguished human resource career spanning 32 years, Victor Famuyibo, our human resource director will resign from the board on the 27th of January, 2018 when he would have attained the mandatory retirement age of 60. He joined the Board on the 8’° of September, 2008,” the company said in a notice to the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Hubert I. Eze, the company’s sales director is also expected to resign from the board effective the 31st of January, 2018 preparatory to his taking up a higher role in the Heineken organization. He joined the Board on September 1, 2010.
The NSE was further notified that Grace Omo-Lamai and Uchenna Unigwe have been appointed to the management team of the company in the positions of human resource director and sales director respectively.
Omo-Lamai joins the company from Nigerian Bottling Company Limited, where she was the director of human resources while Unigwe joined in 1989 as an assistant brewer. He is currently the general manager, Heineken East Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya.