NIGERIA – Guinness Nigeria Plc. has announced the appointment of Mr. Stanley Wanyaoike Njoroge as its new Finance and Strategy Director as well as a member of its Executive Board with effect from 1st March 2018.

Mr. Stanley takes the place of Mr. Ronald Plumridge who resigned as Finance Director and a member of the Executive Board on 31st October 2017.

According to a profile statement released by the company, Mr. Njoroge is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Institute of Certified Accountant of Kenya (ICPAK).

He is an alumnus of both the University of Nairobi and Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya.

Stanley’s initial experiences was in tax advisory with Deloitte & Touche, East Africa, providing tax consultancy services and managing tax clients in Kenya and Uganda. He also led several tax training sessions across several African cities including Lagos, Nigeria.

He joined Diageo in 2008 as the Tax Manager in East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL) and expanded his experience within the wider finance division.

Within Diageo, he has held a number of key finance leadership roles across Asia and Africa including Financial Controller of EABL, Finance Director of PT Gitasward Indonesia and Finance Director of Meta Abo Brewery SC/Diageo Ethiopia.

In his most recent role as the Diageo Global Audit and Risk Director, Africa and Europe, he was responsible for providing assurance to the Audit Committee of Diageo Plc’s Board of Directors on the management of key risks across Diageo’s businesses in Africa (Nigeria, East Africa, South Africa and African Regional Markets) and across Europe.