Coca-Cola Africa has announced the appointment of Debra Mallowah as the new Vice President for East and Central Africa. She joins Coca-Cola from Safaricom Plc where she was the Chief Business Development Officer.
Debra will be taking over from Phillipine Mtikikiti who served as the Vice President & General Manager of the East and Central Africa Franchise since June 2019.
Phillipine has moved on to take up a similar role for the South Africa Franchise in Johannesburg.
Debra will be based in Nairobi and will oversee the development and implementation of business strategies across the East and Central Africa Franchise.
“My vision is to ensure that the Coca-Cola brand continues to refresh our consumers lives and make a difference in communities we operate in. A lot has changed around the environment we operate in especially in the last one year driven by the ongoing pandemic, but there many growth opportunities for the Coca-Cola business and that is my focus,” Debra said.
Previously, she has also served as the General Manager for East and Central Africa at GlaxoSmithKline; Vice President at Unilever with responsibility for Sub-Sahara Africa; Group Marketing & Innovations Director at Diageo East Africa (East African Breweries Limited); and Regional Marketing in Diageo in the United Kingdom.
“I am confident that she will lead the Coca-Cola Franchise in its next phase of growth,” President Coca-Cola Africa Operating Unit Bruno Pietracci said.
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