TANZANIA – Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL), a subsidiary of AB InBev, has appointed Michelle Kiplin as the new Managing Director marking the first time in the company’s history that a woman has held the top position. 

Michelle takes over the role from Jose Moran who has held the position since 2021. 

 She joins TBL from her previous role as managing director Zambia Breweries Ltd where she is reported to have played a pivotal role in the company’s recent topline and marketshare growth. 

“Ms. Kilpin brings a wealth of invaluable experience, with over 19 years at our parent company, ABInBev, where she has consistently demonstrated exceptional expertise and achieved remarkable milestones across the African continent,” stated TBL.

Her predicessor Jose transitions to the role of BU President of South-East Africa region where he will oversee AB InBev’s operation in six countries. He is a seasoned business leader with over 15 years of experience in the manufacturing beverage sector. 

During his tenure, TBL was awarded two awards as the overall winner and the Best Beverages-Alcoholic Drinks at the 17th President’s Manufacturer of the year awards hosted by the Confederation of Tanzania Industries. 

TBL’s portfolio includes, Safari Lager, Kilimanjaro Premium Lager, Ndovu Special Malt and Konyagi.

Tanzania Breweries also produces and distributes Castle Lager, Castle Milk Stout, Castle Lite, Peroni and Redds Premium Cold. 



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