29 November, 2010
The Company has notified The Exchange of the appointments of Messrs Selim Baraz and Johannes Van Lierop as Directors on its Board, effective September 2, and October 1, 2010 respectively.
Mr. Selim Baraz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Kent at Canterbury and an MBA in Finance and Strategic Management from the Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis, United States. He joined Pillsbury/Grand Metropolitan in 1993 in the Finance department and has held several senior positions in Diageo Plc; spanning several key markets including Great Britain, Northern Europe, Russia and Eastern Europe. He was appointed the Finance Director of Diageo Africa in August, 2010.
Mr. Johannes Van Lierop has a Masters Degree in Business Economics from the Amsterdam School of economics and Business Studies and qualified as a Certified Public Accountant from the University of Amsterdam. He started his professional carrier at Ernest & Young, Netherlands and had a stint as Finance Director of the Dutch Development Agency in Republic of Benin. He joined Diageo Plc as Risk Manager, West and South Africa based in Lagos in 2000 and had since then held several leadership positions in Diageo’s Finance Function in Jamaica, United Kingdom, Hungary and the Netherlands. Until his appointment as the Commercial Director of Guinness Nigeria Plc, he was the Finance Director, Global Supply Chain, Global Technical and Logistics in Diageo Amsterdam.