British American Tobacco Kenya Plc (BAT Kenya) has expanded its operations for its Kenyan regional office to cover Southern Africa.
Crispin Achola, the Managing Director for BAT Kenya, will be the cluster head for BAT East and Southern Africa, overseeing more than 20 markets.
This move enhances Kenya’s profile as a major commercial hub and Africa’s business capital.
“The BAT regional office in Nairobi will have oversight of over 20 markets in East and Southern Africa, including Uganda, Rwanda, Mauritius, La Reunion, Malawi, Mozambique, Angola, Zimbabwe and Zambia,” Mimi Mavuti, Head of Business Communication and Sustainability for BAT Kenya and East and Southern Africa, said in a statement.
“The Kenya regional office’s expanded mandate provides an opportunity to accelerate sustainable growth and value delivery for over 4,000 local shareholders, and other stakeholders including over 80,000 Kenyans in our value chain.”
BAT Kenya contributes approximately $100 million (Sh13.7 billion) annually in foreign exchange to the country.