UGANDA – Uganda Breweries Ltd (UBL), a subsidiary of Diageo, has announced the appointment of Sheila Sabune as its new Corporate Relations Director, effective May 1st, 2024. 

Sheila replaces Juliana Kaggwa, who departed the company earlier this year for South Africa.  

Prior to joining UBL, Sheila held various strategic roles at Prudential Uganda, serving as Chief Commercial Officer, Head of Legal, Governance, Compliance, and Risk, and most recently as Chief Operations Officer. 

Sheila boasts impressive academic credentials, including a master’s degree in international law and economics from the World Trade Institute in Geneva, Switzerland, as well as a Postgraduate diploma in Legal Practice and a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Makerere University in Uganda. 

Her appointment comes shortly after UBL commissioned its new biomass plant, a significant component of the company’s sustainability action plan, known as Society 2030: Spirit of Progress.  

This plant, powered by locally sourced materials, underscores Diageo Africa’s commitment to a low-carbon future. 

Dayalan Nayager, President of Diageo Africa, emphasized the organization’s pledge to achieve net zero carbon in its operations by 2030, highlighting the importance of initiatives like UBL’s biomass plant in reducing carbon emissions and stimulating economic activity in local communities. 

Minister Nankabirwa also underscored the significance of clean energy in mitigating climate change impacts, aligning with Uganda’s increased ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

UBL’s commitment to sustainability and empowerment extends beyond environmental initiatives.  

In March, the company appointed Catherine Ndungu as the new Marketing & Innovations Director, further showcasing its dedication to gender diversity and empowerment.  

Additionally, UBL’s mentorship program, ‘She Walks,’ launched by the Johnie Walker brand, aims to empower women in the region by spotlighting their achievements and inspiring the next generation to strive for excellence. 

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