Guinness Nigeria Plc has introduced the appointment of Dr Omobola Johnson as the brand new Chairman of its board, with impact from July 1, 2021.
This follows the retirement of the present Chairman, Babatunde Savage, from the place, with impact from June 30, 2021.
The announcement is contained in a discover despatched to the Nigerian Exchange Limited, investing public, and different stakeholders on May 4, 2021, and signed by the Company Secretary, Rotimi Odusola.
Johnson, who has over 30 years of expertise from each the non-public and public sectors of the Nigerian financial system, was a former Minister of Communications Technology and a former Country Managing Director in Accenture.
While commenting on her appointment, Johnson who has been serving on the board of Guinness, stated, “Guinness Nigeria is an excellent company with tremendous value creation opportunities, and I believe the refreshed board and management team remain committed to maximising shareholder value.”
In his letter addressing the board in compliance with the relevant company governance regulation, Savage expressed his pleasure on the alternative to have been part of the Guinness story over the past 4 a long time.
He thanked the board of Guinness Nigeria and Diageo UK for the chance to have served in a number of capacities, first as an worker who held varied strategic senior roles, then as an Executive Director, and later as Chairman of the board, a task that he held for nearly 12 years.
He stated, “After almost 40 amazing years, my journey with Guinness Nigeria is coming to an end. Guinness Nigeria is and will always be family to me.”