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Forte Oil Appoints Nigerian Breweries CEO As Director

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr Nicolaas Vervelde, has been appointed by Forte Oil Plc as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the company.

In a letter signed by the company’s Secretary, Mr Akinleye Olagbende as well as the Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr Akin Akinfemiwa, it was disclosed that Mr Vervelde’s appointment is expected to enhance the already versatile Board of Forte Oil in ensuring the company continues to fulfil its vision of being the foremost energy solutions provider and be in the forefront of global best corporate governance practice.

The Nigerian Breweries boss is also expected to bring his wealth of knowledge to the Board of Directors of Forte Oil, following from his diverse experience.

Mr Vervelde, also a Board member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), sits on the Advisory Board of the Lagos Business School. He is also the Chairman of the Beer Sectoral Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria and the Nigerian Breweries Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund.

The Dutch national started his career with Heineken in 1984 and held increasingly senior management positions in commercial, general management and regional management in Europe, Africa & Middle East, Bahamas, Caribbean and Central America.

He is an experienced Manager of Merger & Acquisitions and a seasoned, International Change Manager.

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