NIGERIA – Nigerian distributor of lager and stout beer, Nigerian Breweries has announced the appointment of one resignation and two new appointments of Non-Executive Directors to its board,reports Beverage Industry News.

The company has appointed of Mr Oluseyi Bickersteth and Mrs Adeyinka O. Aroyewun as Non-Executive Directors while Chief Samuel O. Bolarinde, a Non-Executive Director has resigned from the board effective 31st of December, 2018.

Mr Bickersteth, who is currently the Chairman of Andersen Tax Africa and sits on the Board of other companies in Nigeria joins the company effective 1st January 2019.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), and a former chairman of KPMG Africa Practice as well as a former National Senior Partner of the Nigerian practice.

He is said to have chaired a working group on “Nigerian Tax Reforms 2002 &Beyond” for the Federal Government of Nigeria.

He has also served on the working group of Nigeria’s Vision 2020 as well as on the Technical Committee of the Federal Government of Nigeria that prepared the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).

The appointment of Mrs Adeyinka Aroyewun takes effect 1st January 2019.

Being a lawyer and an internationally accredited mediator of the Center for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), UK, she is also the Director of the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse.

She is an experienced trainer in Alternative Dispute Resolution techniques for members of the Bar, the Bench and general public.

Mrs Aroyewun is a member of the Chartered institute of Arbitrators, UK, the Negotiation and Conflict Management Group and the Nigerian Bar Association,amongst other professional associations and bodies.

The appointments follow that of Steven Lucien Marie Siemer who was appointed to the board as a Non-Executive Director effective 25th October, 2018.

He succeeded Obadiah O. Mailafia who resigned from the Board on 7th October, 2018 after four years at the helm to pursue other personal interests.

This year, the company carried out an overhaul of its Board with several resignations and new appointments.

Resignations from the board included those of Mark Rutten, the company’s Finance Director; Hendrik A. Wymenga, Supply Chain Director effective date 27 July 2018; and Franco Maria Maggi who stepped down from the board effective 31 August 2018.