Beverage Association of South Africa names CCBSA’s executive as new Chairperson

SOUTH AFRICA – The Beverage Association of South Africa (BEVSA), a non-profit organisation that represents the interests of the non-alcoholic beverage industry, has appointed Coca-Cola’s Nozicelo Juqula Ngcobo as its new Chairperson.

BEVSA serves as liaison between the industry, government, and the public, and provides a unified voice on legislative and regulatory matters.

As the national voice for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry, BEVSA has a staff of legislative, scientific, technical, regulatory, legal and communications experts to represent members’ interests effectively.

Nozicelo is the current Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Director of Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa.

She brings a wealth of experience to this new role, having held various senior positions managing government, stakeholder relations, and regulatory affairs at different organizations.

Other than working at CCBSA, Nozicelo has had a stint at Tiger Brands, South African Breweries, BMI-TechKnowledge, Telkom SA, Sasol, and Philip Morris International.

She has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of South Africa and Master of Business Administration from Gordon Institute of Business Science.

“We have every confidence that she will lead BEVSA with distinction and make CCBSA proud, while ensuring that the interests of our industry are strongly represented,” highlighted CCBSA in a LinkedIn post.

Nigerian Breweries appoints new non-executive directors

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Breweries Plc has appointed Mr Asue Ighodalo and Mrs Juliet Anammah as non-executive directors effective January 1, 2022.

Mr. Ighodalo is a lawyer with over 35 years of experience and is a founding partner of Banwo & Ighodalo, a leading full-service law firm in Nigeria.

His core areas of practice are Corporate Finance, Project Finance, Securities and Capital Markets, Energy & Natural Resources, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Governance.

He is recognised as a leading figure in corporate Nigeria and sits on the Boards of reputable organisations including the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, which he chairs and Sterling Bank Plc, which he also chairs.

While, Mrs. Anammah who joins the subsidiary of Heineken International as an Independent Non-Executive Director, has over 30 years of professional experience covering consulting, consumer goods, sales, marketing, eCommerce and sustainability.

She is currently the Chair Nigeria and Chief Group Sustainability Officer, Jumia, having previously held the role of Chief Executive Officer, Jumia.

She was also the Managing Director, Accenture LLC in charge of the firm’s Consumer Goods Practice, Retail and Transportation practice in West Africa.

Mrs Anammah serves on the Boards of several local and international organisations, including Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc and Imperial Logistics, South Africa.

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