International Breweries appoints new Board Chairman, COO


International Breweries Plc, the Ilesha-based brewer owned by AB InBev has named Mr. Sunday Akintoye Omole as its new Board Chairman effective 22 March, 2017.

Mr. Omole takes over from the erstwhile Managing Director and Board Chairman, Otunba Michael Daramola, who retired in line with the company’s Articles of Association.

Omole is a graduate of Premier University, Ibadan where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He is a member of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants UK, and holds an MBA in Human Resources from Everest University in the United States.

Mr. Omole has wide array of experience both locally and internationally in accounting, auditing and tax practices, food and beverage industries restructuring, commodities futures market analysis, financial services and human resources management.

The new chairman is on the board of several companies including Cardinal Investments (Nigeria) Limited, Mustard Concept LLC (USA), the Omole Group and Universal Foods and Beverages.

Before his appointment, he was the chairman of International Breweries’ Risk Management Remuneration Committee as well as a member of the Audit Committee.

The board also approved the appointment of Mr. Michiel Oerlemans as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) effective 22 March, 2017. Michiel succeeds Mr. Andrew Ross.

Mr. Oerlemans holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Financial Management respectively amongst other professional management courses. He began his career with South African Breweries (SAB) 30 years ago, where he acquired experience in the marketing, logistics and distribution aspects of the brewery business and rose through the ranks to top management. He has worked to develop and implement marketing, sales and operational strategies with the new controlled AB InBev breweries in Lesotho, Northern region of Zambia and Ghana prior to his joining the company.

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