Manuel, a former minister in the South African government, has held various positions including Minister of Trade, finance minister and Minister in the Presidency.
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“Trevor brings a wealth of experience to the board of SABMiller,” said John Manser, chairman of [DATA SAB:SABMiller].
"His track record as one of the world’s longest-serving finance ministers is exemplary and his experience of advising multilateral organisations on emerging market development and sustainability will be a great asset to the board."
The former minister currently serves on many boards including as senior advisor and deputy chairman of Rothschild in South Africa, as co-chairman of the Green Climate Fund and as climate change finance advisor to the United Nations.
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His appointment at SABMiller is effective from 1 March.