Women are going places. Congratulations to Dr. Omobola Johnson as Guinness Nigeria appointed her as the Board Chair to replace Mr. Babatunde Savage, as he retires.
Dr. Omobola Johnson, the founder of WIMBIZ Women in Management, Business and Public Service and also the first Nigerian Minister of Communication & Technology is privileged to also serve the Guinness Nigeria Board with effect from the 1st of July 2021.
Mr Savage in his letter of retirement notification to the Board,in accordance with applicable corporation Governance regulation, commended the board for the opportunity to serve and to be a part of the wonderful Guinness Nigeria story over the last four decades.
He also appreciated the board of Guinness Nigeria and Diageo UK for the privilege to have served in many capacities, first as an employee who held various strategic senior roles, then as an Executive Director and later the Chair of the Board, a role he has held for twelve years of progress and eventful. ” After almost 40 amazing years, like every good thing, my journey with Guinness Nigeria is coming to an end and this is my time to exit this stage.” He said
Mr O’Keeffe who is also the Chair of the Nominations, Governance & Remunerations Committee on the appointment of Dr Omobola Johnson as Savage’s successor said ” We are pleased to have Dr Omobola Johnson as our incoming Board Chair, especially because of the value and insight she has brought since her appointment as an Independent Non-Executive Director and more recently as the Chair of the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee of the Board and member of the Nomination, Governance and Remuneration Committee in the last three years”
Dr Omobola Johnson being a serving member of the Guinness Nigeria Board has had over 30 years experience both in the private and Public sectors of the Nigerians Economy.
Commending on her appointment, the former Country Managing Director for Accenture currently Senior Partner of TLCom Capital, a technology Venture capital firm focused on Africa said” Guinness Nigeria an excellent company with tremendous amount of money value Creation opportunities, and maximizing shareholder value.”