GHANA – Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL), Ghana’s leading beverage business and a Diageo business has appointed Francis Agbonlahor as the new Managing Director.

He has taken over from Peter Ndegwa who is now the Managing Director of Guinness Nigeria PLC.

A statement issued by the company in Accra Wednesday said “Mr. Agbonlahor has an exceptional business performance track record spanning over 25 years in the highly competitive, culturally diverse Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FCMG) industry”.

He has extensive executive and board level experience, managing demanding and diverse stakeholders and priorities, step changing organisational performance, brand building/performance, developing and growing people, effectively leading strategy to action and effectively connecting with customers and consumers to deliver enduring business goals.

Prior to his new role as Managing Director of GGBL, Mr. Agbonlahor was General Manager of Meta Abo Brewery, Diageo’s business in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for four years, where he successfully transformed a previously government owned company into a high performing, privatised, global business in Ethiopia.

He also served for four years as Supply Chain Director and Board Member of Guinness Nigeria PLC until December 2011 and before that he held various senior roles within Diageo, majority of these in Nigeria.

He joined Guinness Nigeria in 1990 as a graduate management trainee fresh from the university.

February 1, 2016;