Johnnie Lloyd Board Treasurer

Johnnie Lloyd is an international executive with 25 years of experience integrating commercial expansion with corporate responsibility. He has a passion for good business and humanitarian initiatives and consults with African businesses to identify and implement commercial opportunities.

Previously as Director of New Business Ventures for Diageo, Johnnie led a team with responsibility for acquiring new businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa. During his tenure he managed the corporation’s Ethiopian government relations and Water of Life, Diageo's humanitarian project of support for those without water, implementing two projects in Ethiopia bringing clean water to more than 25,000 people.

Lloyd has managed 24 markets as Global Account Director for Carrefour, increasing 18 markets and building category plans in Spain, Brazil, Taiwan, and Greece. He has secured $225 million in new business, implemented development projects as Diageo’s New Business Ventures Director, created Niles Brand, and established Joint Ventures in Nigeria, Gabon and Cameroun as Diageo’s General Manager Venture Key Markets. Lloyd has served as a trustee for the Diageo Foundation, Non-Executive Director of Guinness Ghana Breweries, and as a Samaritan Counselor.

Lloyd plays a significant support role providing team building expertise for the rapidly growing field staff at GTLI. He has also assumed the lead role of identifying corporate partnerships and developing sustainable income generating activities for marginalized African tribes for GTLI.