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Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL) Ghana’s leading beverage business and a Diageo business has appointed Francis Agbonlahor as the new Managing Director, taking over from Peter Ndegwa who is now the Managing Director for Guinness Nigeria PLC.
Francis 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 organizational 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, privatized, 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.
Speaking on his appointment to Ghana, Simon Harvey – Managing Director of the African Regional Market said, “Francis joins the Guinness Ghana with a wealth of experience from other countries. I am confident that leading the executive management team, he will spearhead our ambition of becoming the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer Products Company in Ghana”.
Mr. Agbonlahor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Benin, Nigeria and is a qualified Master Brewer from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD), United Kingdom. He will also be a member of the GGBL Board.