Guinness appoints new board member

Guinness Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Andy Fennel as a non-executive member of its Board of Directors with effect from September 12, 2013.

A statement by the company on Tuesday said the appointment was made at a recent meeting of the Board, which also approved the company’s full year results for the period ended June 30, 2013.

During the meeting, the resignation of Mr. Mark Taylor from his position as a non-executive director was also ratified.

The Chairman, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Mr. Babatunde Savage, said, “We are delighted to welcome Andy to the Board and look forward to working together with him to continue to push forward our ambition to be the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer goods company in Nigeria.”

Fennel, who holds an honours degree in Psychology from the Cardiff University in the United Kingdom, was recently appointed as President/Chief Operating Officer, Diageo Africa, and joins the Board having held various positions within Guinness Nigeria’s parent company, Diageo.

He joined Guinness GB in 1997 and was appointed Marketing Director, Guinness (Seed and Developing Markets) where he had responsibility for Guinness in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, Indonesia, France, Italy and Germany.

He subsequently held the roles of Global President (Smirnoff and Rum) and European Marketing Director, and was most recently the Chief Marketing Officer for Diageo Plc.

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