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BREAKING: Nigerian Breweries Reshuffles Management Slightly, Appoints New MD, Others.

Jordi Borrut Bel.
New MD/CEO, Nigerian Breweries Plc.
The pioneer and leading brewing company in Nigeria, Nigerian Breweries Plc in her bid to reposition for better efficiency and purpose driven management has announced the appointment of Mr. Jordi Borrut Bel as the Company’s new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

The appointment which takes effect from January 22, 2018 will see Mr. Borrut Bel succeed the current Managing Director, Mr. Johan Doyer who has served on the capacity on an interim basis since June 16, 2017.

Popularly known as “the Board”, the Board of Directors of NB Plc has informed the Nigerian Stock Exchange of the appointment as it is customary.

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.

The new MD 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. In 2006, he returned to HEINEKEN Spain where he evolved in the organization and eventually became the On-Premise and Distribution Director and a member of the Management Team.

In 2015, Mr. Borrut Bel was appointed the Managing Director of Brarudi S.A. and successfully led the company through a very turbulent period, strengthening the company’s route-to-market and launching successful innovations.

The Board is confident that Mr. Borrut Bel’s track records and broad experience stands him in a very good position to drive Nigerian Breweries Plc’ strategy and consolidate its leadership position in the Nigerian market.
In a related development, the Company has also announced the resignations of Mr. Victor Famuyibo (Human Resource Director) and Mr. Hubert Eze (Sales Director) from the Board with effect from January 27, 2018 and January 31, 2018 respectively.

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

Furthermore, NB Plc has informed the Nigerian Stock Exchange of the appointment of Mrs. Grace Omo-Lamai and Mr. Uche Unigwe as part of the Management Team of the Company in the positions of Human Resource Director and Sales Director respectively.

Mrs. Omo-Lamai joined the Company on October 23, 2017 from Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd, where she was the Director of Human Resources, while Mr. Unigwe, on the other hand, joined the Company in 1989 as a Trainee Brewer. He is currently the General Manager, HEINEKEN East Africa, based in Nairobi. He resumes in his role as Sales Director on January 15, 2018.

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