Nigerian Breweries appoints Johan Doyer as Interim Managing Director

Nigerian Breweries Plc (“NB”) Board of Directors have moved quickly to appoint a new Managing Director to replace the departing Mr. Nicolaas Vervelde, who resigned last week having completed his tenure at the firm. His last day on the job would be on the 16th of June 2017.

In a statement released by the company on Tuesday, it said that the appointment of Mr. Johan Doyer will take effect on 16th June 2017 and would be on an interim basis pending the appointment of a substantive Managing Director/CEO for the company.

Mr. Doyer is a veteran of the HEINEKEN Group having joined the group in 1978 as a Product Manager. He soon rose through the ranks, holding Marketing Management positions in different regions of the world.

According to the statement, he became the General Manager in Vietnam followed by La Reunion, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chile and the Sedibeng Brewery in South Africa. Mr. Doyer retired from HEINEKEN in July 2015 as the Managing Director of HEINEKEN Ethiopia. While in Ethiopia, he was responsible for building the new company, integrated two acquired breweries, and oversaw the building of a new brewery, launched new brands and tripled the company’s volume. He set the stage for the growth HEINEKEN Ethiopia has recorded.

The statement further said that “The board is confident that Mr. Doyer’s wealth of experience stands him in a very good position to help the company with its twin strategy of Cost Leadership and Market Leadership towards sustaining the company’s leadership position in the market,” it said.

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