Fresh produce and fast-moving-consumer-goods aggregator Twiga Foods has announced the appointment of Peter Njonjo as its Chief Executive Officer.
Mr Njonjo, a Kenyan with vast experience spanning 21 years at The Coca-Cola Company, has been leading the multinational’s West and Central Africa business unit as President. He takes over from his co-founder Grant Brooke who will retain his executive role in the organization, working with Mr Njonjo to expand the start-up’s footprint into the rest of sub-Saharan Africa.
Twiga Foods is a mobile-based, cashless, business-to-business (B2B) supply platform that links farmers with food vendors. The aggregator sources fruits and vegetables from some 17,000 farmers across 20 counties in Kenya and delivers directly to 2,500 vendors a day in Nairobi and its environs.
Over the years, the business has raised KSh3 billion to fund its expansion from tier-1 funds, including IFC Ventures, TLCom, Wamda Capital, DOB Equity, 1776 Ventures, Omidyar Networks, Blue Haven Initiative and the Adolf H. Lundin Foundation, among others.