Walter Drenth moves on from Nigerian Breweries Plc; replaced by Franco Maria Maggi

Walter Drenth, Marketing Director at Nigeria Breweries Plc has left his position and has been replaced by Franco Maria Maggi.

Before taking up his current position, Mr. Maggi was the Director of Marca Heineken Bohemia xx Stron from November 2012 to August 2015. He started his career as a Trainee in Heineken, Netherlands in November 2001 and rose to the rank of Heineken Branch Director in October 2010. He has been a director at Nigerian Breweries Plc since early this month, just before assuming his current post.

He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing/Sales/Commerce from Syracuse University and a Master’s Degree in Finance/Economics from University degli Studi dell Aquila, and a Post Graduate Degree in Business Administration Management from Southern Denmark School of Business and Engineering, University of Southern Denmark.

Franco María Maggi, Marketing Manager, Nigerian Breweries Plc

Franco María Maggi, Marketing Manager, Nigerian Breweries Plc

The departing Marketing Director, Walter, prior to serving as Marketing Director and Executive Director of Nigerian Breweries Plc from January 15, 2012 had joined the Heineken N.V. Group in December 2003 as Global Marketing Communication Manager of Heineken Brand.

Before joining Heineken, he had worked with ABN Amro Bank N.V. in Hong Kong, Unilever N.V. and FHV/BBDO Creative Marketing Agency as International Strategic Planning Director. Mr. Drenth served as Marketing Director at Heineken Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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