Glass container manufacturer Beta Glass has appointed new directors to its board.

In a statement to the Nigerian Stock Exchange the company, based in Agbara, Ughelli in Nigeria and in Dubai, UAE said:

Mr. Darren Bennett-Voci (pictured) has been appointed the new Managing Director. Mr. Bennett-Voci comes with more than 19 years of experience in the container glass industry. He has operated in a wide variety of business environments, cultures and countries in Europe and recently in the Middle East.

Most of his experiences were with the world’s largest container glass manufacturer, Owens-Illinois (O-I), where he held a variety of positions in sales and marketing at a regional level.

Mr. Bennett-Voci joined Frigoglass, Beta Glass's Greek parent company in June 2012 as Commercial Director – Glass, based in Dubai. He is multilingual and holds a Masters Degree in Advanced European Studies from College d’Europe in Warsaw.

Mr. Bennett-Voci replaces Mr. George Papachristou who resigned as Managing Director but will remain on the board as a Non-Executive Director.

Mr. Olaolu Akerele has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Beta Glass.

Mr. Akerele is a legal practitioner with more than three years experience in providing legal counsel to Nigerian companies such as UBA, Diamond Bank, GZ Industries Limited and NBC. Mr. Akerele is currently the General Counsel and investment Analyst at Coronation Capital Limited, Lagos. As General Counsel, he provides transaction support and manages the legal compliance needs of the firm.

Mr. Nikolaos Mamoulis has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Beta Glass Plc.

Mr. Mamoulis is the current CEO) of Frigoglass, the parent company of Beta Glass. He comes with a wealth of experience in the container glass industry.

Mr. Mamoulis joined Frigoglass as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in October 2013 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Frigoglass in July 2015.

He has more than 25 years of experience in senior financial positions with different business sectors and a wealth of knowledge in Finance and International markets.

Prior to joining Frigoglass, Mr. Mamoulis was with Coca-Cola Hellenic for 12 years, with his last position being that of Group Financial Controller. Mr. Mamoulis is a graduate of the Athens University of Economics and Business.