Guinness Nigeria Plc, in a notice to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), disclosed the resignation of Bismarck Rewane from its board as a non-executive director.

Rewane, according to Guinness, resigned after 12 years of service to the company.

The brewing company made the disclosure in a notice signed by the company secretary, Rotimi Odusola.

The notice read in parts: “This is to inform the Nigerian Stock Exchange, the investing public, and other stakeholders of the resignation of Mr. Bismarck Jemide Rewane from the Board of Guinness Nigeria Plc with effect from 31st December 2020.

“Mr. Bismarck Jemide Rewane, who until his resignation served as the Chairman of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee of the Board, was appointed to the Board of Guinness Nigeria Plc as a Non-Executive Director in 2008.

“The Board of Guinness Nigeria would like to express its appreciation to Mr. Bismarck Jemide Rewane for his leadership, focus, and commitment to the success of the Company and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Rewane has worked at several blue-chip financial institutions within Nigeria and abroad, and has held various senior management positions.

Between 1981 and 1989, he was with International Merchant Bank Nigeria Limited and held positions as General Manager, Assistant General Manager, Head of Development Finance Manager, and Divisional and Credit Manager.

He was also with the First National Bank of Chicago, Barclays Bank of Nigeria, and Barclays Bank International Plc, United Kingdom. An Associate of the Institute of Bankers, England, and Wales, Mr. Rewane has served on the Board of several organizations, including Navgas (a Vitol Group subsidiary), NLNG Prize Award Foundation, UNIC Insurance Plc, Nigeria

Economic Summit Group, UBA Custodian Limited, Virgin Nigeria Airways Limited, Fidelity Bank Plc, First City Monument Bank Plc and Top Feeds Nigeria Limited.

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