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Babatunde Savage appointed as Chairman of Guinness Nigeria


Babatunde Savage, currently the Deputy Managing Director of Guinness Nigeria has been appointed Chairman.
The appointment  is with effect from July 1, 2009.
Savage succeeds Dr. Ralph Alabi, who has retired after 13 years  as  chairman during, which “the business experienced great transformation as a result of his commitment and good leadership.”
Alabi, according to the statement, joined the company in 1964  and achieved a number of firsts in his remarkable career. He was the first Nigerian to be appointed to the positions of Chief Engineer as well as Brewery Manager in Guinness Nigeria.
Commenting on the new appointment, Alabi said “Tunde will bring his wealth of experience to bear on the company, with his  exposure, he is an excellent choice who will take Guinness Nigeria to greater heights.”
Savage’s career in Guinness Nigeria has spanned 26 years. In that period, he held executive positions in Finance, Corporate Planning and Corporate Relations. He joined the Board of Guinness Nigeria in 1996.
Savage holds an honours degree in Physiology from the University of Ibadan and is a product of the famous Igbobi College, Lagos.
He joined Guinness Nigeria from Coopers & Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers) where he worked from 1978 to 1983 as a Chartered Accountant. He has attended various local and overseas management-training courses in reputable institutions including Cranfield School of Management and Harvard Business School.
He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN). Savage  is the Chairman of the Beer Sectoral Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) and a council member of both the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Guinness Nigeria is a member company of Diageo Plc; the world’s leading premium drinks business.

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