Beverage company Coca-Cola Africa has announced the appointment of Debra Mallowah as the new Vice President for the East and Central Africa unit, effective February 15, 2021.
Debra will be based in Nairobi and will oversee the development and implementation of business strategies across the East and Central Africa Franchise.
Debra joins Coca-Cola from Safaricom Plc (Vodafone Group) where she was the Chief Business Development Officer.
Previously, she has also served as the General Manager for East and Central Africa at GlaxoSmithKline; Vice President at Unilever with responsibility for Sub-Sahara Africa; Group Marketing & Innovations Director at Diageo East Africa (East African Breweries Limited); and Regional Marketing in Diageo in the United Kingdom.
Debra will be taking over from Phillipine Mtikikiti who served as the Vice President & General Manager of the East and Central Africa Franchise since June 2019. Phillipine has moved on to take up a similar role for the South Africa Franchise in Johannesburg.