Following the retirement of Mr. Babatunde Savage, Guinness Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Dr. Omobola Johnson as the new chairman of the board effective 1st July 2021.

This announcement was contained in a statement signed by the Company Secretary, Rotimi Odusola.

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Dr. Omobola Johnson who is a serving member of the board has over 30 years of experience from both the private and public sectors of the Nigerian economy. He was a Minister of Communications Technology and a former Country Managing Director for Accenture.

Commenting on her appointment Johnson said, “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.”

Addressing the board, Savage expressed his pleasure at the opportunity to have been a part of the Guinness story over the last four decades.

He said, “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.”