The board of directors of Guinness Nigeria Plc has announced the resignation of Ms. Yvonne Ike as a Non-Executive Director of the brewer. Her resignation is coming at a time the company is facing challenge of low earnings and regulatory fines from National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
Ms. Yvonne Ike holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics. She started her career as an auditor with Ernst and Young International and has been an FSA registered representative since 1994. She was a Managing Director at JP Morgan, where she spent 15 years of her career until 2009.
Ms. Ike is an internationally regarded investment banker credited with pioneering a number of ground breaking transactions in the West Africa region.
She has more than 18 years experience in financial services, including capital markets operations and fixed-income, derivatives and equities products.
Over the course of her career, she has led senior teams in New York, Geneva, Hong Kong, Nigeria and South Africa.
She is presently the CEO West Africa, Renaissance Group (Investment Banking). Ms. Ike was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 26th April 2012. She was a member of the Finance and Risk Committee of the Board.