British American Tobacco Kenya (BAT Kenya) on Monday said its Managing Director Mrs. Beverly Spencer-Obatoyinbo has submitted her resignation citing personal reasons.
Her resignation will effective 31st December 2020 after serving for nearly 4 years in the position.
Following the resignation, the company has appointed Mr Crispin Achola as the new Managing Director effective 1st January 2021.
In a statement to investors, BAT Kenya noted that Mrs. Beverly had completed her assignment and she will continue to serve in advisory capacity “for a period of time to ensure a smooth transition”.
Before his appointment, Achola served as the General Manager at Kimberly Clark for West, East and Central Africa and Managing Director for Nigeria. Prior to that, he worked for BAT Kenya & BAT Group from 1999 to 2017 having held several roles such as Managing Director for Mozambique and Sudan.
Achola according to his LinkedIn account, is an accomplished executive with regional experience in marketing management, sales management, distribution operations, and strategy & planning spanning over 15 years. A results-oriented decisive leader with a proven track record in new business development and strategic market positioning in FMCG brands.