The Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Breweries Plc Mr Nicolaas Vervelde, has joined the board of Forte Oil Plc as an Independent Non-Executive Director. According to a statement sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), which was jointly signed by the Company Secretary Mr Akinleye Olugbende and Group Chief Executive Officer Mr Akin Akinfemiwa, the appointment of Mr Vervelde as an independent Non-Executive Director will bring a wealth of knowledge to the board of directors of Forte Oil, following from his diverse experience.
The statement noted that, this appointment will also enhance the company continues to fulfills its vision of being the foremost energy solutions provider and be in the forefront of global best corporate governance practice Mr Vervelde is a member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and also sits on the Advisory board of the Lagos Business School (LBS).
He is also the chairman of the Beer sectoral group of the Manufacturer Association of Nigerian (MAN) and the Nigerian Breweries Felix Ohierei Education Trust Fund. He 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.