Alvin joined Diageo in 2013 as the EABL Group Financial Controller and has since held senior roles in Finance as Finance & Strategy Director, UBL and Sales as Head of Sales, KBL prior to his current role as Managing Director of Uganda Breweries. Prior to joining Diageo, Alvin held the roles of Chief Financial Officer for East and Horn of Africa at Damco and Chief Financial Officer for Shell Tanzania.
Alvin has broad experience in Change Management, Organization Transformation, Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Operational Analysis, Financial Reporting, Strategic Planning, Systems Consulting and Organizational Leadership.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geospatial Engineering from the University of Nairobi and a Masters in International Finance for Development from University of Cape Town.
Agnes joined UBL from British American Tobacco Area where she has been serving as Marketing, PRRP and Regulations Counsel for the East African Markets (EAM) Cluster, based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Agnes comes with a wealth of experience in the areas of Corporate Governance, Commercial Law, Land Transactions, Intellectual Property Management, Regulatory Review, Litigation, Labour and Retirement Benefits.
She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (Honors) from Makerere University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre. She is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) UK. She is an advocate of the High of Court of Uganda and a member of the Uganda Law Society and East African Law Society.
Juliana has a wealth of experience having held various leadership roles in Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies, ranging from marketing, strategy, commercial and innovation.
She has previously been the UBL Marketing & Innovations Director, responsible for ensuring the profitable and sustainable growth of the focus brands in the UBL portfolio. To her name are brand innovations like the famous Uganda Waragi and Bond 7 flavours and new formats like the 330ml Bell lager.
Juliana started her career at Diageo as a Graduate management trainee and has worked in various marketing roles in Uganda and Kenya, including a brief stint as Country Manager for Heineken.
Juliana holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh Business School.
Emmy returned to UBL from Diageo Africa where he worked as Head of Innovation Commercialisation. He built deep relationships in each of the African markets and set up innovation commercialisation structures driving a huge capability shift in the region.
Emmy is not new to UBL, he joined UBL in 2012 as Head of Customer Marketing. In his time, he transformed the function from promotions focused function to the engine of commercial execution through setting up a clear planning and execution business rhythm focused on delivery of winning beer and spirits category growth drivers with customers and elevated Customer Marketing as a hub for top talent in the business.
Prior to joining Diageo, Emmy spent 6 years at Unilever. In his 2-year stint as Country Marketing Manager, Emmy led the Uganda marketing department delivering unprecedented growth on the key brands.
Emmy holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Makerere and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Liverpool.
Eunice joined UBL from Guinness Nigeria Plc (GN) where she worked as Head of Commercial Finance. She was core to building the long-term strategy, collaborating the MISSION workstreams, driving an optimal cash position, reframing MSS growth levers to beat plan and step-changing the controls environment.
Eunice is not new to East Africa and has flourished in other roles within EABL as Group Finance Controller and EABLi Finance Director and therefore brings with her passion, foresight and great breadth in Finance and Strategy but more importantly a willingness to champion new barriers and create break-through outcomes.
Alfred joined UBL from ABInBev where he worked as the brewery operation director, responsible for the supply operations of the two plants in Uganda and one in South Sudan.
Prior to this he was the Technical Director at Maluti Mountain Brewery, SABMIller in Lesotho during which period the brewery attained recognition among the most improved breweries within the Africa Group Operations.
Alfred is a Science graduate from Makerere University, with a post graduate qualification in Brewing from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, he is also an alumni of the Accelerated Leadership Program from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria.
Ben moved to Uganda Breweries from Guinness Ghana where he worked as Head of Distribution and Route to Market . Before that he was Head of Trade Development and Head of KEG business for EABL. He has held several Field Sales roles in Kenya.
Ben has a broad experience managing sales in different contexts, developing and implementing trade strategy as well as designing and implementing route to consumer in FMCG the setting.
Ben holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Master of Business Administration.
Catherine joined Diageo from Lafarge Holcim where she worked in several capacities in HR & Finance. Previous to this role Catherine headed the HR Shared Services function for the Diageo Africa businesses, led the Reward agenda for EABL and supported the setting up of the Finance Shared Services as HR Manager.
Catherine has broad experience in HR Strategy, Change Management, Reward & Leadership development.
She holds a Bachelors degree in Economics, MBA with an HRM specialism, qualified as a Senior HR Professional with the HRCI, and is a certified executive coach.
Andrew returned to UBL from Ethiopia where he was the Managing Director of Meta Abo business. He managed the transition of our Ethiopian beer business to BGI Castel, which ensured future growth opportunities for the business and its people.
He previously also served as the Sales Director in Uganda at UBL from 2010 to 2013, driving a turnaround within the business during this significant period when new investment in UBL was just starting.
Prior to the Ethiopia role, he was the Commercial Director at Kenya Breweries Limited since 2016, where he leveraged cutting-edge technology tools to build efficiency and effectiveness. As a result, KBL has received numerous Global awards on these initiatives and projects.
Andrew also served as Sales Director for the Premium Trade business in Kenya from 2013, where he led the spirits transformation by driving a robust IPS and reserve brands consumer participation.
Anthony has been in Diageo for the last 22 years and started his career as a Brewer in Benin Brewery. Due to his stellar performance, he was nominated early in his career as one of the delegates drawn from across the globe to attend a Global Brewing Course & tour, a program facilitated by the Institute of Brewing & Distilling, UK.
Anthony’s career and work experience spans across Brewing, Inventory/Materials Management, Quality Assurance and Logistics. While in these roles, he was involved in New Product development, Process improvement programs and creating robust controls around inventory management and Engineering spares. He also led the team in Benin that worked on the ISO 22,000 certification for Food Safety in Nigeria. Guinness Nigeria became the 1st Company in Nigeria to be certified for Food Safety.
As Process Expert-Manufacturing, Anthony played a leading role in the deployment of SAP, a Financial Operating Model for the West African Markets, Ghana and Nigeria.
He also served as Packaging Manager for two (2) Breweries in Nigeria and progressed to lead the Lagos Brewery as Acting Site Director. While in the saddle at Lagos Brewery, he led the team to deliver transformational performance that earned the Lagos Brewery an unusual Market Award for Exceptional Performance and Super Engagement by the Guinness Leadership.
He joined the EABL 10 years ago and previously held the roles of Head of HR, Commercial and Employee Experience, HRD Kenya Breweries Ltd, HRD Commercial, and HR Operations Director, Africa – Diageo HR Shared Services.
Evans is known as a commercially savvy HR leader, instrumental in shaping organisational design, change and culture. During his tenure, he delivered great performance through being a trusted advisor and partner to the business leaders and colleagues while implementing the people strategy across our business.
Some of his key achievements include successfully driving global organization change where he led the change management for the relocation of Diageo Shared Services from Nairobi to Budapest/Bangalore. He was also key in effectively driving organization design across the business, including the integration of EABL & KBL leadership teams.
Prior to joining Diageo, Evans had a long and illustrious career in Banking where he held senior roles in HR in Standard Chartered Bank having started his career in Finance before discovering his passion in HR!
Meet the UBL team.
A learned and experienced group. We treasure the business so we pick the best of the best to be the ‘people’s champ’ in this case, UBL’s champ. Click on their profiles, get to know each one of them more and understand in depth, where and how we emerged from where we were to where we are today