Guinness Nigeria appoints John O’Keeffe Vice Chairman Board of Directors

Guinness Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. John O’Keeffe as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Mr. O’Keeffe, who is the current President of Diageo Africa and had been a Non-Executive Director of Guinness Nigeria, will take over from Mr. Nick Blazquez who resigned as Vice Chairman of the board effective 4th July 2016.

Mr. OKeeffe who had served as the Managing Director of Guinness Nigeria Plc from November 2014 to July 2015 (8 months) before been elevated to the position of President Diageo Africa has served the company in different managerial capacities.

He has led Diageo’s Global Innovation, Beer and Baileys categories, served as Managing Director for the Russia and Eastern Europe business and undertaken senior marketing roles across multiple European markets and Jamaica.

As the President for Diageo Africa, he oversees the activities of four of Diageo’s African markets – Nigeria, South Africa, East Africa and African Regional markets (rest of Africa).

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