Heineken’s Nigerian Breweries appoints Jordi Borrut Bel as CEO

Olusegun Adebanji

Nigerian Breweries, Heineken’s NV that happens to be the largest brewer in the country has named Jordi Borrut Bel as its chief executive officer.

Before joining the company, Jordi Borrut Bel was a Non-Executive Director at Brasseries et Limonaderies du Rwanda since December 2015.

The company said in a statement that Mr. Jordi Borrut Bel has been appointed to the Board, and as the substantive Managing Director/CEO of the Company effective the 22nd of January, 2018. Mr. Borrut Bel is currently the Managing Director and a Board member of Brarudi S.A. in Burundi, a Heineken subsidiary.

He is also a Board member of Bralirwa Limited, also a subsidiary of Heineken in Rwanda, quoted on the Kigali Stock Exchange.

He started his Heineken career with Heineken Spain in 1997 as a Sales Representative/Wholesale Manager. He subsequently held increasingly senior positions in France, Slovakia, The Netherlands and again in Spain before his appointment as the Managing Director of Brarudi S.A. Mr. Borrut Bel has successfully led Brarudi S.A. through a very turbulent period, strengthening the company’s route-to-market and launching successful innovations.