KENYA – The Board of British American Tobacco Kenya (BAT Kenya) has announced the appointment of Chrispin Achola as the new managing director following the resignation of Beverly Spencer – Obatoyinbo who has stepped down after serving for nearly four years in that position.

Mr Crispin Achola will assume office 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 smooth transition”.

Before this appointment, Mr Chrispin 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.

Before her appointment as BAT Kenya managing director in March 2017, Spencer was previously working for BAT in Democratic Republic of Congo, Mauritius, Réunion Island, Somalia, Rwanda, and Uganda.

Listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange, BAT Kenya is part of the British American Tobacco Group (BAT Group) that manufactures and sells cigarettes, tobacco and other nicotine products.

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