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International Breweries confirms Whiting as non-executive director

Macro headwind holds back beer makers’ growth

International Breweries Plc, the third largest brewer in Nigeria with a market share of 16 percent, has announced an addition to its administrative structure.

In a public statement sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and signed by the company’s secretary, Muyiwa Ayojimi, the company announced the appointment of Andrew Whiting as a non-executive director of the company with effect from September 8, 2020.

According to the statement, Whiting is a lawyer by training and holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business Science degrees from the University of Cape Town. His career began in global law firms Herbert Smith Freehills (London) and Bowmans (Johannesburg), where he practiced corporate law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions.

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Whiting joined SABMiller plc in 2012, which later became part of the AB InBev group, the world’s largest brewer.

He has held a number of strategic roles in the company including global legal director – mergers & acquisitions, legal and corporate affairs director – UK & Ireland and currently, corporate affairs director – Africa.

More recently, Whiting led the Brexit strategy and the corporate rebrand for AB InBev’s UK and Ireland business and has developed and implemented regional corporate affairs strategies for eight AB InBev businesses in Africa (including Nigeria), focusing on regulatory proactivity and corporate reputation.