Guinness Nigeria appoints former Diageo GM as VC


Guinness Nigeria has appointed Dayalan Nayager as non-executive director and deputy chairman of the company’s board following the retirement of John O’Keeffe.

O’Keeffe retired on June 30, 2022, ending his more than six-year stint on the Guinness board. He was first appointed to the board of directors on July 1, 2015, before becoming vice-chairman on September 19, 2016.

Prior to his retirement, he headed the board’s nominations, governance and compensation committee, a statement released on Friday signed by secretary/corporate relations director Rotimi Odusola revealed.

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Nayager replaced O’Keeffe effectively on Friday, July 1, according to the statement: “Mr. Nayager, the former managing director of Diageo Great Britain, brings to the board extensive experience in the consumer goods industry, having previously held management positions within Diageo and in commercial, chain sourcing, R&D and marketing for other multinationals in Africa.

“The Board is confident that the Company’s leadership would be further enhanced by Mr. Nayager’s invaluable experience and passion in developing strong talent and his remarkable ability to guide the articulation of strategy. and to support the implementation of a structured and disciplined approach that leads to stronger performance and sustainable growth. Guinness said in the statement.

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