December 16, 2011
Nigerian Breweries Plc has notified The Nigerian Stock Exchange of the resignation of one of its Directors, Mr. J.C. van der Linden, with effect from 15th January 2012. This is to enable him take up a new position within the Heineken Group.
The Company has also appointed Mr. Walter L. Drenth as a Director to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mr. Linden.
Mr. Walter L. Drenth is a 1995 Economics graduate of the University of Amsterdam majoring in Marketing Management, Finance, Marketing & Market Research. He also obtained advanced degrees at INSEAD (2007) – HIMAC Advanced Management Course, London Business School (2007) – High Performance People and Leadership Skills.
His work experiences include ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Hong Kong September 1993 – January 1994, Brand Manager Impulse Ice Cream, Unilever N.V. October 1995 – December 1998, International Strategy Director, FHV/BBDO Creative Marketing Agency N.V. December 1999 – December 2003. Global Marketing Communications Manager Heineken (Amsterdam) December 2003 – December 2007. Marketing Director Heineken Ireland (ROI and Northern Ireland) January 2008 – present.
Mr. Drenth who was born on 5th February 1968 is married with two children.