Former Deloitte manager named executive director at Guinness Nigeria

16 February 2018 Authored by Consultancy.africa

Stanley Wanyaoike Njoroge, a former Senior Manager at Deloitte, has been appointed as an Executive Director and member of the Board of Directors for Guinness in Nigeria. Due to take over his new role from the 1st of March this year, Njoroge will be responsible for Finance and Strategy at the brewing company. 

Guinness stout has historically been extremely popular in Nigeria. The beverage was first exported to Sierra Leone in 1827, following which it gained popularity across the country, as well as the broader region of West Africa. In 1963, the firm opened its first ever brewery outside of Britain in Lagos, Nigeria, and  soon made its way onto the stock exchange.

Since its establishment in the country, Guinness has expanded production to five major breweries, spanning Lagos, Benin, Ogba, and Aba. Moreover, the breweries in Benin and Ogba have undergone substantial expansions in 2011.

Now, the firm is due to have a minor reshuffle amongst its leadership. Ronald C. Plumridge, who has been with Guinness as Executive Director since 2015, and was previously Commercial Director of the company from 2004-2007, has announced his resignation from the firm.

Stanley Wanyoike Njoroge, Executive Director at Guinness Nigeria

In his stead, Guinness has announced the appointment of Stanley Wanyoike Njoroge, who has nearly two decades of experience in tax consulting. Having obtained his Chartered Public Accountantship from the Strathmore Business School in Kenya, Njoroge began his professional career at Big Four professional services firm Deloitte as a Senior Manager in the International Tax domain for clients in Kenya and Uganda.

After eight years at Deloitte, Njoroge joined East African Breweries (EAB), where he spent four years, with a brief hiatus of nine months during which time he worked as the Head of Business Performance, Analytics, and Tax for Barclays in Kenya. Within EAB, Njoroge held the roles of Finance Director as well as Group Financial Controller.

Njoroge will now serve as the Director of Finance and Strategy at Guinness Nigeria, effective from the 1st of March this year. He has also been appointed to the Board of Directors at the firm. Operating out of Africa’s largest economy, Njoroge will hope to devise nuanced methods to capitalise on the enormous sand highly complex consumer market across Africa. 

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