…As Omo –Lamai, succeeds Famuyibo
Nigerian Breweries Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. Jordi Borrut Bel as its Managing Director/CEO. The appointment takes effect from January 22, 2018. Mr. Borrut Bel will succeed Mr. Johan Doyer, who served as Managing Director/CEO on an interim basis since June 16, 2017.
Mr. Borrut Bel is currently the Managing Director of Heineken’s subsidiary in Burundi, Brarudi S.A. and a Board member of Bralirwa Limited, Rwanda, also a Heineken subsidiary. Mr. Borrut Bel joined Heineken Spain in 1997 as Sales Representative and subsequently held increasingly senior management positions in different countries, first as Distribution Project Manager in Slovakia, Brand Manager in France and Trade Marketing Manager at the Head Office in The Netherlands. In 2006, he returned to Heineken Spain where he evolved in the organisation and eventually became the On-Premise and Distribution Director and a member of the Management Team.
Mr. Borrut Bel was appointed the Managing Director of Brarudi S.A. in 2015 and has successfully led the company through a very turbulent period, strengthening the company’s route-to-market and launching successful innovations.
The Board is confident that Mr. Borrut Bel’s track record and broad experience stand him in a very good position to drive Nigerian Breweries Plc’ strategy and consolidate its leadership position in the Nigerian market.
In a related development, Mrs. Grace Omo-Lamai and Mr. Uche Unigwe have joined the management team of the company in the positions of Human Resource Director and Sales Director respectively. Mrs. Omo-Lamai joined the Company on October 23, 2017 from Nigerian Bottling company Ltd, where she was the Director of Human Resources.
Mr. Unigwe, on the other hand, joined the Company in 1989 as a Trainee Brewer.
He is currently the General Manager, Heineken East Africa, based in Nairobi. He resumes in his role as Sales Director on January 15, 2018.