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John O'Keeffe

Non–Executive Director/Vice Chairman

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Mr. John O’Keeffe has worked at Diageo for over 24 years. During his career with the Company, he has gained a wealth of experience across both emerging and developed markets namely Ireland, Jamaica, Sweden, Greece and Russia. Before his appointment as President, Diageo Africa, John was Managing Director for Guinness Nigeria Plc.

Mr. O’Keeffe holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) (Economics & Marketing) Degree from University College Cork, Ireland. Mr. O’Keeffe was appointed to the Board on 1 July 2015 and elected as the Vice Chairman of the Board with effect from 19 September 2016. He is the Chairman of the Governance and Remunerations Committee of the Board. He resides in the Republic of Ireland.

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