Guinness Ghana has announced the appointment of its new Managing Director, Gavin Pike.
Mr. Pike’s appointment took effect on August 1, 2017.
Mr. Gavin Pike replaces Mr. Francis Agbonlahor who retired from the company on 31st July, 2017.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Pike was Diageo Plc’s Global Head of Mainstream Spirits.
He has worked with Diageo since 2003 and held several senior positions including Marketing and Innovations Director for Guinness Nigeria Plc, Global Brand Director for Johnnie Walker and Marketing and Innovations Directors for Brandhouse Beverages Limited.
He holds BA in Human Movement Science and BA Honours in African History from the Rhodes University.
Francis Agbonlahor retires
A statement to shareholders indicated that Mr. Francis Agbonlahor has also retired as a member of the Board of Guinness Ghana.
Prior to his new role as Managing Director of GGBL, Mr. Agbonlahor was General Manager of Meta Abo Brewery, Diageo’s business in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for four years, where he successfully transformed a previously government owned company into a high performing, privatized, global business in Ethiopia.
He also served for four years as Supply Chain Director and Board Member of Guinness Nigeria PLC until December 2011 and before that he held various senior roles within Diageo, majority of these in Nigeria.
He joined Guinness Nigeria in 1990 as a Graduate Management Trainee fresh from the University.
By: Pius Amihere Eduku/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana