KENYA: Diageo's East African Breweries boss set to leave

By | 26 February 2013

Diageo is the parent company of EABL

Diageo is the parent company of EABL

The head of Diageo' subsidiary East African Breweries Ltd (EABL) is leaving the company eight months after taking up the post.

Devlin Hainsworth will give up his role as group managing director on 31 March to “pursue other interests outside of EABL and Diageo”, EABL said in a statement. His departure, announced last week, came days after Kenya-based EABL announced a 14% drop in first-half net profits.

Hainsworth took on the role in July after a job swap with the boss of Guinness Nigeria, another Diageo subsidiary. He has been with Diageo for around 14 years. 

He will be replaced by Charles Ireland, the former MD of Guinness Anchor Berhad in Malaysia, EABL said.

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