Nayager joins Guinness Plc as non-executive /vice chairman as O’Keeffe retires


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Leading brewing company, Guinness Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Dayalan Nayager as a Non-Executive Director and Vice Chairman of the Board of Guinness Nigeria Plc with effect from July 1, 2022.

Nayager, the erstwhile Managing Director Diageo Great Britain, brings to the Board extensive experience in the consumer goods industry, having previously held leadership roles within Diageo and across Commercial, Supply Chain, R&D and Marketing positions for other multi-nationals in Africa.

A statement from the subsidiary of Diageo Plc of the United Kingdom, noted that the appointment of Nayager was necessitated by the retirement of John O’Keeffe from the position.

O’Keeffe was appointed to the Board of Guinness Nigeria on July 1,2015 and elected as the Vice Chairman of the Board with effect from September 19, 2016.

Until his retirement, he served as the chairman of the Nomination, Governance and Remunerations Committee of the Board.

The Board is optimistic that the leadership of the Company would be further strengthened through Nayager’s invaluable experience and passion in developing strong talent and his remarkable capacity to guide in the articulation of strategy and support the implementation of a structured and disciplined approach that drives stronger performance and sustainable growth.