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Kirunda Magoola

Magoola replaces Mathu Kiunjuri as BAT Uganda managing director

Kirunda Magoola is the new managing director and an executive board director of British American Tobacco (BAT) Uganda Limited.
posted onAugust 3, 2020
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Kirunda Magoola is the new managing director and executive board director of British American Tobacco (BAT) Uganda Limited.

He took over on August 1, replacing Mathu Kiunjuri who resigned from the position effective July 31.

An official statement shows Kiunjuri has been redeployed to a new senior role within the company. Kiunjuri was appointed to the Board as Managing Director on 14 October 2017.

Prior to joining BAT Uganda, he held various senior management positions in the company’s units in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and South Africa.

“Under his stewardship, the Company registered significant growth evidenced in its strong performance, thereby delivering sustained value for its shareholders,” reads the statement.

His replacement, Kirunda Magoola, was until recently manager of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Manager at BAT Uganda.

He is an experienced marketing and communications professional with over 15 years’ experience within the consumer goods and utilities industries.

The statement says Magoola is skilled in business planning & management, risk management as well as regulatory and policy management.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from Makerere University Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Bhopal University, India.

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