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Profile Inside! Uganda Breweries Gets New MD

By Davis Mugabi

Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) has received new Managing Director.

This follows the appointment of Andrew Kilonzo with effect from 1st April 2022. Kilonzo replaces Alvin Mbugua who was appointed to lead the Caribbean & Central America business with the Latin America and Caribbean region late last year.

Kilonzo has held several Executive roles across Diageo. He is currently the Managing Director of Meta Abo business in Ethiopia where he is managing the transition of our Ethiopian beer business to BGI Castel, which will ensure future growth opportunities for the business and its people. 

He previously also served as the Sales Director in Uganda at UBL from 2010 to 2013, driving a turnaround within the business during this significant period when new investment in UBL was just starting.

Prior to the Ethiopia role, he was the Commercial Director at Kenya Breweries Limited since 2016, where he leveraged cutting-edge technology tools to build efficiency and effectiveness. As a result, KBL has received numerous Global awards on these initiatives and projects.

Kilonzo also served as Sales Director for the Premium Trade business in Kenya from 2013, where he led the spirits transformation by driving a robust IPS and reserve brands consumer participation.

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