Guinness Nigeria announces Board approval of Baker Magunda as new Managing Director

Guinness Nigeria Plc, announced on Thursday that its Board of Directors has approved Mr Baker Magunda as the company’s new Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1st July 2018.

Mr Peter Ndegwa, the company’s former Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer, gave his notice of resignation on 30th June 2018 and the Board accepted his resignation on the same date.

Guinness Nigeria first announced the appointment of Mr Magunda as the company’s new Managing Director in May which was to follow a period of transition.

Baker Magunda holds a Bachelor of Economics [Honours] from Makerere University Uganda. He has nearly twenty years’ experience in the consumer goods and alcohol industry and has worked across Africa in Uganda and Kenya as well as Ethiopia and the Sudan. He joined Diageo in 1999 as Marketing Manager, Uganda Breweries Limited and has held several increased leadership roles including Managing Director Uganda Breweries Limited, Managing Director Kenya Breweries Limited, and Managing Director Diageo Guinness Cameroon SA. Baker joins Guinness Nigeria from Diageo owned Meta Abo Breweries in Ethiopia where he was the Managing Director.

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