MR. BABATUNDE SAVAGE – Chairman, ICC Nigeria
Mr. Babatunde Savage is the Chairman, International Chamber of Commerce Nigeria (ICCN) and ICC Regional Coordinator for Africa. In this capacity, he is a member of the ICC World Council, representing ICCN. Before his appointment into this exalted position, Mr. Savage had served as Executive Board member of ICCN for many years.
He is also the Chairman, Guinness Nigeria Plc, a subsidiary of Diageo Plc, Nigerian German Chemicals Plc, Non-Executive Board Member, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) Nigeria a division of First Rand Group in South Africa, a leading African Corporate and investment bank and part of the largest financial services group in Africa. Mr. Savage is also an independent Board Member of Mouka Foam Plc, a venture company of ACTIS, UK.
Mr. Savage became the Chairman of Guinness Nigeria Plc with effect from July 1, 2009, but his career in Guinness Nigeria had spanned 28 years. In that period, he held executive positions in Finance, Corporate Planning and Corporate Relations and retired as the Deputy Managing Director of the brewing giant. He joined the Board of Guinness Nigeria in 1996. Before joining Guinness Nigeria, Mr. Savage worked in Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) where he worked from 1978 to 1983 as a Chartered Accountant. He was also a long term member of the Board of East African Breweries Limited in Kenya.
Mr. Babatunde Savage holds an Honours degree in Science from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and is a product of the famous Igbobi College, Lagos. He has attended various local and overseas management-training courses in reputable institutions including Cranfield School of Management and Harvard Business School.
He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) and a council member of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN). Mr. Savage is married with four children, who are resident in the US.