Babatunde Savage, FCA
Mr. Babatunde Savage is currently the Chairman of Guinness Nigeria Plc. and has occupied that role since 2009. He is a 1977 honours graduate of Physiology from the University of Ibadan, a 1982 Chartered Accountant and Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN). He had executive education at the Harvard Business School, Cranfield School of Management and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
He began his professional career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (then Cooper & Lybrand) in 1978 where he spent 5 years working through a variety of increasingly senior Auditing roles in the Oil and Gas, Banking, Manufacturing, and Aviation sectors to mention a few. In 1983, he joined Guinness Nigeria Plc and held a wide variety of executive roles during his 26 years of service as Company Treasurer, Director of Finance, Director of Corporate Planning, Corporate Affairs Director, Deputy Managing Director and was ultimately appointed a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board after his retirement in June 2009. He was appointed, in 2003, on the Board of East African Breweries, Kenya as a Non-Executive Director and also served on the board's audit committee.
Mr. Savage was a Council member of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nigeria Employers Consultative Association and the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, where he served as the Chair of the Beer Sectoral Group. Mr. Savage currently serves on the World Council of the International Chamber of Commerce and the non-executive chairman of the Nigeria Chapter.