Nigerian Breweries appoints Sijbe Hiemstra as acting Board Chairman

Nigerian Breweries Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. Sijbe “Siep” Hiemstra as the acting Chairman of its Board of Directors effective 1st of January 2024. This is following the intended resignation of the current Chairman of the Board, Mr. Asue Ighodalo by 31st December 2023.

According to the notice available on the platform of the Nigerian Exchange (NGX), Nigerian Breweries stated thus:

To give the Board enough time to appoint a substantive Chairman, the longest serving Director, Mr. Sijbe “Siep” Hiemstra was appointed to act as the Chairman in the interim effective the 1st of January 2024. During this transition period, Mr. Hiemstra will steer the affairs of the Board and oversee the process of appointing a substantive Chairman.

Currently a member of the Governance Committee, Mr. Hiemstra also served on the Statutory Audit Committee. He joined the Board on the 1st of August 2011 and is a past Heineken Regional President for Africa and Middle East.

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