Our Values

Our Values are at the heart of our business. They form a critical element of our corporate strategy, influencing the way we work everyday and everywhere.

We are passionate about consumers

Our curiosity and consumer insights drive our growth. We cherish our brands and we are creative in pursuing their full potential. We are innovative, constantly searching for new ideas that drive growth and developing them across the business.

We value each other

We seek and strive for inclusion and diversity, mutually fulfilling relationships and partnerships and respect for people's lives.

We give ourselves and each other the freedom to succeed.

We trust each other

We are open to challenges and we respond quickly to the opportunities this creates.

We are proud of what we do and how we do it

We behave responsibly with the highest standards of integrity and social responsibility.

We strive to be the best

We are always learning and improving, we set high standards and stretch to exceed them. We celebrate our success.

To be the most celebrated business in every market in Eastern Africa.

To create the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer products company in Africa. 

East African Breweries PLC (EABL) is East Africa’s leading branded alcohol beverage business with an outstanding collection of brands that range from beer, spirits, and adult non-alcoholic drinks (ANADs) reaffirming our standing as a total adult beverage (TAB) company.

Established in 1922, EABL’s extensive network of breweries, distillers, and distribution network spans across the six markets within which we operate in Eastern Africa, especially concentrated in the three core markets of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. Our group’s diversity is an important factor in delivering the highest quality brands to East African consumers and long-term value to East African investors. Despite operating in these key East African markets, our unique products can be found in more than 10 countries across Africa and beyond.

As a consumer-driven business, EABL takes time to study the market and understand consumer needs and wants as well as how best to satisfy them. That is why we constantly invest in innovating and renovating our brands to stay on par with dynamic consumer trends. This goes hand in hand with our Vision to be the most celebrated business in Eastern Africa.

Our business model is centered on country-specific strategies, which allow us the agility to identify and shape consumer trends, as well as respond to market dynamics to support growth. We are a proud grain to-glass business and remain steadfastly focused on:

  • Producing quality beer, spirits, and adult non-alcoholic beverages (ANADs).

  • Investing in responsible marketing to build aspirations for high-quality brands. 

  • Continuously innovating to unlock new opportunities and deliver new offerings that meet changing consumer demands.

  • Transforming sales execution and extending our reach to ensure our consumers can access and enjoy our brands every day, everywhere.

  • Sourcing and producing locally where viable to support local communities.

  • Playing a positive role in society and delivering value to our stakeholders and shareholders.

Celebrating life every day, everywhere.

Leadership

Board Audit and Risk

The Audit and Risk Management Committee is responsible for monitoring and reviewing the integrity of the financial statements, the effectiveness of the accounting, internal control and business risk systems of the Group, the efficiency of the Group's procedures for handling whistle blowing allegations. The Committee is also responsible for monitoring and reviewing the performance of the Group's external auditors by keeping under review their independence and objectivity, making recommendations as to their reappointment (or where appropriate, making recommendations for change), and approving their terms of engagement and the level of audit fees payable to them. All members of the Committee are Non-Executive Directors.

PwC are the Group's auditors. The Committee remains satisfied with their effectiveness. The external auditors are required to rotate the audit partners responsible for the audit at least every seven years.

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Board Corporate Governance Committee

The Board Corporate Governance Committee has oversight on the adherence and compliance by the Company to the principles and requirements of good corporate governance and business ethics. All members of the Committee are Non-Executive Directors.

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Board Investment Committee

In May this year, the board constituted a Board Investment Committee whose mandate is to review and interrogate any investments or divestments that would have any significant impact on the company's balance sheet. Two members of the committee are Independent Non-Executive Directors.

The Committee's other responsibility is the review and approval of remuneration for Executive Directors and senior management and staff incentive schemes. I also make recommendations on remuneration of Non-Executive Directors. It ensures that remuneration is appropriately benchmarked against other companies in the region.

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Board Nominations And Remuneration

The Nomination Committee has the mandate to make recommendations to the Board on the suitability of candidates for appointment to the Board, whilst ensuring that the Board has an appropriate balance of expertise and ability. The Nomination Committee also evaluates and makes recommendations with regard to the composition of all Board Committees. In so doing, it monitors and ensures that appropriate Independent Non-Executive, Non-Executive and Executive Directors' ratios are maintained.

The Committee's other responsibility is the review and approval of remuneration for Executive Directors and senior management and staff incentive schemes. I also make recommendations on remuneration of Non-Executive Directors. It ensures that remuneration is appropriately benchmarked against other companies in the region.

For a number of years, the Company has benefitted from the presence on its Board of female Non-Executive Directors recommended for appointment by the Nomination Committee. The current level of female representation on the Board stands at 27 per cent.

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Board Charter

The Board has developed the Board Charter and Board Committee Terms of Reference in order to document its corporate governance practices and principles, in recognition of the role of good governance in corporate performance, maximization of shareholder value and protection of investors' rights, and also to promote the Company's standards of self-regulation.

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Mr Haiko Cremer

EABL Supply Chain Director

Haiko Cremer was appointed EABL Supply Chain Director with effect from October, 2022. Haiko was previously KBL Supply Chain Director.

Haiko has extensive experience in Supply Chain Management roles across Europe, The Americas and Africa. In his role as KBL Supply Chain Director, he successfully led the Supply Chain team which has received global honours in Diageo’s Supply Chain & Procurement Awards, including winning the coveted Brewery of the Year for both Nairobi (Tusker) & Kisumu sites. Locally, he has been recognized as Africa Food Industry Leader of The Year and his focus on sustainability also led to recognition by industry peers in energy, talent management and supporting local communities. 

Haiko’s decisive and inspiring leadership style has seen the supply function become more agile, responsive to customer needs where a culture of compliance and transparency has thrived. He’s passionate about talent and people development and is committed to coaching and mentoring employees across Africa Supply.

Mr Dayalan Nayager

Non-Executive Director & Group Vice Chairman

Mr. Dayalan Nayager is the Managing Director for Diageo Great Britain. In this role, he is responsible for Diageo’s home market. Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks business operating in 180 countries with a collection of over 400 brands including Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray,and Guinness. Dayalan is based in London and is a member of the Diageo Europe Executive team. 

Prior to this role, Mr. Nayager was Managing Director for Diageo Travel Retail, one of the company’s key markets. During his time in Global Travel, he transformed business delivery, developed a high-performing cross-functional team, and embarked on an ambitious strategy that successfully grew Diageo’s travel retail business. Before joining the Global Travel business, Mr. Nayager was Commercial Director of Brandhouse in Diageo South Africa where he delivered strong performance and deepened customer partnerships. 

Mr. Nayager has extensive experience in the consumer-packaged goods industry, having previously held leadership roles across Commercial, Supply Chain, R&D,and Marketing for Mars and Heinz. He is passionate about developing strong talent and is known for his ability to implement a structured and disciplined approach that drives stronger performance and sustainable growth. 

Mr. Nayager holds a Bachelor of commerce in Marketing from the University of KwaZuluNatal, a Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management from the University of South Africa, and an MBA from the University of Oxford.

Mr Andrew Kilonzo

Managing Director Uganda Breweries Limited

Andrew Kilonzo was appointed Managing Director, Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) effective 1st April 2022.

Andrew has held several Executive roles across Diageo. Until his appointment, he was the Managing Director of Meta Abo business in Ethiopia.

Prior to the Ethiopia role, he was the Commercial Director at Kenya Breweries Limited since 2016.

He has also served as Sales Director for the Premium Trade business in Kenya since 2013, where he led the spirit's transformation by driving a robust IPS and reserve brands' consumer participation. He is not new to the UBL business, having previously served as the Sales Director from 2010 to 2013, driving a turnaround within the business during this significant period when new investment in UBL was just starting.

Mr Eric Kiniti

Group Corporate Relations Director

Eric is currently the Group Corporate Relations Director at East African Breweries Limited and also serves as a Non-Executive Director of Uganda Breweries Limited Board.
 
He is an experienced public policy, sustainability and communications practitioner with over 17 years’ experience. He has experience in tax and public policy in the East African Community countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. Prior to joining EABL in 2011, he worked in British American Tobacco in various roles within the Corporate and Regulatory Affairs department in East Africa.
 
He is a board member at Kenya Cultural Centre (a state corporation) and Safe Way Right Way Kenya (an NGO). He is also a member of the Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK).
 
He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Kenyatta University. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Public Policy Management from the University of London. He is also a graduate of the Leadership Development Programme (LDP), Gordon Institute of Business (GIBS) in South Africa, Advanced Management Programme (AMP) at the Strathmore Business School and the Fast Forward Leadership Development Programme at Sunwords in Nairobi.

Mr Nadida Rowlands

Group Legal Director

Nadida was appointed Kenya Breweries Limited as Legal Director on 1st June 2015 and later as EABL Legal Director in September 2018.

Nadida has built a credible and dynamic new legal function over the years under a strong legal mission to ‘Enable and Protect Growth’ for the business.  

This new legal function has been recognized internally and externally and covers the Brand Protection, Corporate Security, Information Management and Records, Corporate Governance and Legal departments. 
 
Nadida is commercially minded with a proven track record of delivering results in a highly dynamic corporate environment. He brings along vast experience in Commercial and Civil Litigation, Company and Corporate law, Criminal Law & Litigation having successfully managed complex legal operations in the FMCG sector for over 15 years. 
 
Prior to joining the EABL Group, Nadida was the Senior Legal Counsel for British American Tobacco East and Central Africa Area after four years in private practice.

Ms Anne joy Michira

Group Marketing and Innovations Director

Anne Joy Michira was appointed Marketing & Innovations Director, EABL on 1st May 2022. Until her appointment, Anne Joy, had been holding fort as acting Marketing Director for KBL.

Prior to her current acting role, Anne Joy was the Head of Marketing – Beer for EABL where she led a team of award-winning marketers to building and growing some of East Africa’s biggest brands, revitalizing Tusker and Bell, awakening WhiteCap and strengthening Guinness across East Africa. Prior to this, she led the Spirits portfolio in Kenya transforming the business.

Anne Joy has built an extensive commercial career spanning over 16 years, working in both trade & brand marketing roles.

Over the period, she has worked diligently to build empowered and engaged teams that deliver sustainable, vibrant P&Ls. She is a big business leader, passionate about propelling young Africans to action enabling them to recognize and leverage their purpose to deliver transformation.

Anne Joy’s desire is to infect them with enthusiasm for continuous excellence, drive innovative thinking and work with them to inculcate a culture of respect, integrity, and responsibility.

Her appointment is a testament to the Marketing talent in East Africa and EABL’s Inclusion & Diversity agenda.

Ms Temitope Akinsanya

 Group Human Resources Director

Temitope Akinsanya was appointed to the role of Group Human Resources Director, EABL effective 1st October 2021.

Temitope “Tope” brings a wealth of experience as an HR Professional and business leader with over 20 years working experience across Consulting, Banking & Finance, and Manufacturing sectors, in West  Africa.

The role also doubles up as the Human Resources Director for Kenya Breweries. Tope has a broad range of HR experience having worked with multinational organizations namely KPMG, Stanbic-IBTC and BAT.  

While at KPMG, she was Head of the Reward & Benefits Practice where she led consulting engagements for various clients on Rewards strategy development, compensation positioning, pay structure design, development & implementation of short term and long term (equity) incentive schemes, in line with industry trends.

At Stanbic-IBTC she played a pivotal role as the Head of HR Shared Services with a remarkable track record of leading the full range of HR transactional services, including payroll management and tax structuring, benefits structuring and management, headcount budgeting and monitoring, international mobility services, HR policy review and administration. She subsequently joined British American Tobacco in 2012 and held various HR roles within the business.

She was appointed as Area Head of Human Resources for West Africa in 2017, where she has been driving the delivery of the HR Strategy and Agenda across 16 BAT markets in West & Central Africa Area. This includes providing strategic HR leadership and business partnering support as a member of the West & Central Africa Area Leadership team in the pursuit of the overall business objectives.

She holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Leicester, UK and a B Sc Accounting from the University of Lagos. She is also a Certified Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) and an Associate in the Chartered Institute of Personnel Managers of Nigeria (ACIPM).

Mr Mark Ocitti

Managing Director, Serengeti Breweries Limited

Mark Ocitti is the Managing Director of Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL) from 1st July, 2019.

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Ocitti was the Managing Director at Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) for the last three years, where drove the strategic direction and organic growth for EABL’s second-largest subsidiary.

He joined the EABL Group in August 2014 as the Managing Director at EABL International (EABLi). Prior to joining EABL, Mr. Ocitti had spent eleven years in the oil industry with Shell International in Uganda, eight years in the telecommunications industry with Bharti Airtel and one year as a consultant at ComzAfrica, an African entrepreneurial telecoms value-added services firm with an operational footprint in several countries.

Mark is an alumnus of Makerere University where he pursued a Bachelor's degree in Statistics before embarking on a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the prestigious Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh.

Ms Risper Ohaga

Executive Director & Group Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Risper Genga Ohaga was appointed as Group Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of the Company on 1st May 2020. Ms. Ohaga brings a wealth of experience to the Board and to the Company, spanning over 20 years, as a seasoned finance professional and is an experienced Board member.

Ms. Ohaga joined EABL from the Absa Group (previously Barclays Africa Group) where she held various senior roles across several African markets with the most recent posting being Finance Director of Absa Bank Zambia Plc. Prior to that, she held the role of Managing Director for Internal Audit based in Johannesburg. She has extensive regional experience in tax and regulatory matters, strategy, risk management, and corporate finance, having started her career in KPMG Kenya. 

Ms. Ohaga is passionate about people, enjoys traveling and sightseeing with her family, and is an avid reader. She is a CPA (Kenya) and holds a BComm (Hons) in Accounting from The University of Nairobi.
 

Ms Kathyrine Maundu

Group Company Secretary

Ms. Kathryne Maundu was appointed as Company Secretary on 28 March 2020. She is a Partner at Stamford Corporate Services LLP, part of Bowmans Coulson Harney LLP.

Kathryne is a leading expert in Corporate Governance within the East Africa region. She previously worked at Deloitte and has been instrumental in advising leading corporates in the public and private sector, over the last 15 years.

Kathryne is recognized as a leader and mentor in society and has been named as a Top 40 under 40 Women in Kenya; she is a member of the Women on Boards Network, Women Corporate Directors (Kenya Chapter) amongst other accolades.

Kathryne is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a member of the Law Society of Kenya, a registered Certified Public Secretary and an Accredited Governance Auditor with the Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya.

The Board is confident with the wealth of experience that Kathryne brings and welcomes her to the Company.

Ms Ory Okollo

Non-Executive Director

Ms. Ory Okolloh was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 16th October 2020.

Ms. Okolloh has previously been the Managing Director, Omidyar Network and Luminate Group in Africa. She serves on the Board of several organisations including the Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company, Harvard University’s Centre for African Studies, Stanbic Holdings Plc and Stanbic Bank Kenya.

She has previously worked with Google as the Policy and Strategy Manager for Africa where she was credited for leading several groundbreaking efforts around access, local content and regulatory reforms.

Ms. Okolloh holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Harvard Law School.

Mr John Ulanga

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the board in June 2019.

John is currently the Country Director for Trade Mark East Africa. Prior to this, he served as the Vice President, External Affairs and Sustainability for BG Group, a world leader in oil and gas exploration in East Africa.

Between November 2005 and January 2015, John worked as an Executive Director for the Foundation for Civil Society in Tanzania where he led various projects in Governance and Social Policy areas of the National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of poverty.

John holds an Executive Masters in Development Policies and Practices from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland. He is a Certified Public Accountant of Tanzania and also holds a Bachelors of Commerce & Management Degree from the University of Dar es Salaam.

Mr Leo Breen

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Leo Breen is the Finance Director, Diageo Africa, a role he has held since 2017. He has over 25 years of experience with the Diageo Group and has overseen Finance operations for Diageo business in over 40 countries across Europe, Asia, and Africa.

He is an influential executive with a track record of driving business growth both in major markets and emerging markets.

Mr. Breen has a BA Hons in Philosophy from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyre and is a CIMA qualified accountant from the Chartered Institute of Management  Accountants.

Ms Carol Musyoka

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms Carol Musyoka was appointed to the Board in September 2015. She is a Lawyer by training and a banker by profession.

She currently provides consulting and knowledge partnerships for various local and international institutions specifically in the areas of leadership and corporate governance. She was previously an executive director at Barclays Bank Kenya holding the position of Corporate Director.

She currently holds non-executive directorships in BAT (K) Limited, Business Registration Services and the Competition Authority of Kenya.

Mr Jimmy D. Mugerwa

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Jimmy Mugerwa was appointed to the Board in July 2018. He has a distinguished 25-year career in the oil and gas industry and is currently the Managing Director, Tullow Uganda Operations. Mr. Mugerwa is also the Chairman of the DFCU Bank Board and serves in various leadership roles on several Boards, including non-profit organisations.

Prior to joining Tullow, he served in various positions at Shell including the Senior Regional Advisor for Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya Country Chair and GM, Shell East Africa. He brings to EABL a proven track record in diverse industries across the region.

Mr. Mugerwa holds a Master of Sciences Degree in Agricultural Chemicals from the University of Wales and also attended the Executive Business Leadership Programme at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland and the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma.

Mr Japheth Katto

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Japheth Katto was appointed to the Board in February 2014. He is a consultant in corporate governance and financial services regulation.

He was the CEO of Uganda's Capital Markets Authority from inception in 1998 until 2013. He has a wealth of experience in both the private and public sector where he has held various accounting, auditing and financial services regulation roles in East Africa and the UK.

Mr Katto is the Board Chairman of Stanbic Bank Uganda, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Uganda and a member of the Global Council of the UK based Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Makerere University and is a Fellow of ACCA and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda.

Ms Jane Karuku, MGH

Executive Director, Group Managing Director and CEO

Mrs. Jane Karuku is the Group Managing Director and CEO of EABL having been appointed on 1st January 2021. Previously she was the Managing Director of Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) since July 2015. She is a dynamic business leader, with strong management experience spanning over 20 years in FMCG and Non-Governmental organizations.

Prior to her appointment to KBL, she was the President of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). She has also previously held a number of senior positions in various companies including Deputy Chief Executive and Secretary-General, Telkom Kenya, and Managing Director, Cadbury East and Central Africa.

Prior to that Ms. Karuku worked with Farmers Choice Kenya and Kenya Cooperative Creameries. She has been a member of the board of Barclays Bank of Kenya and Junior Achievement-Kenya.

She is currently the Chairperson of the Kenya COVID-19 Fund, Chairperson of Kenya’s Vision 2030 Board, a Trustee at the United States International University (USIU), and is a board member at the Kenya Association of Manufacturers. Ms. Karuku holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Science and Technology from the University of Nairobi and an MBA in Marketing from the National University of California.

Dr Martin Oduor-Otieno, CBS

Independent Non-Executive Director & Group Chairman

Dr. Martin Oduor-Otieno was appointed to the EABL board on 24th May 2016 as an Independent Non-Executive Director and as Group Chairman on 1st January 2020.

Dr. Oduor-Otieno is an accomplished business leader, having worked more recently with Deloitte East Africa as Partner, and with KCB Group as Chief Executive Officer among other senior private sector appointments. He has also served as Permanent Secretary, Treasury in the Government of Kenya. He is currently an independent leadership and governance advisor as well as an executive coach.

Dr. Oduor-Otieno holds an honorary Doctor of Business Leadership degree from KCA University, Executive MBA from ESAMI/Maastritch and Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Nairobi. He is also an alumnus of the Harvard Business School’s AMP and a Fellow of the Kenya Institute of Bankers, Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya, Institute of Directors Kenya and Institute of Certified Secretaries Kenya.

East African Breweries PLC, Garden City Business Park, Block A, 5th Floor
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