Golden Guinea Breweries Plc has announced the death of its Managing Director, Mr Ifeanyi Godfrey Idika, who passed away after a brief illness.
His death was confirmed in a press statement that was signed by the company’s secretary, Udo Ogaranya, and made available on the website of the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX).
An excerpts of the recent press statement read: ‘’Golden Guinea Breweries Plc. (the Company) wishes to inform its shareholders about the demise of its Managing Director, Mr Ifeanyi Godfrey Idika. He died on Tuesday, 10th August, 2021 in Umuahia, Abia State.’’
Consequently, in a bid to fill the void created by the sudden demise, the Board of Directors appointed Engr. Okechi N. Ndukwe as Acting Managing Director of the company. According to the notice, Engr. Ndukwe has been with the company for many years, occupying key positions such as the Technical Director.
What you should know about late Mr Idika
Mr Ifeanyi G. Idika is a seasoned Brewer and Manager. He was previously the Managing Director of Vitamalt Plc and served on the Board of Lawsons Corporation. He is a product of Kings College, the University of Lagos and the Graduate School of Business Administration of Harvard University, Boston USA. The late Mr Idika had extensive training attachments with various international brewing groups like the Whitbread Group in the UK, the Pripps Group in Sweden, the Stella Artois Group in Belgium and the Cerekem Group in Denmark.
Mr. Idika was appointed as Managing Director of Golden Guinea Breweries Plc on June, 2018. He is survived by his wife and children.
May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.