The East African Breweries Limited (EABL) Board of directors has appointed Ms Ory Okolloh as an independent non-executive director with effect from 15th October 2020.
Prior to her appointment, Ms Ory Okolloh served as the Managing Director at philanthropic investment firm, Omidyar Network and Luminate Group in Africa. Additionally, she serves on the board of several organizations including the Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company, Harvard University’s Centre for African Studies, Stanbic Holdings, and Stanbic Bank Kenya.
Furthemore, she has also worked as Google’s Policy and Strategy Manager for Africa, tasked with persuading governments to adopt an open-internet policy that allows ease of access to the internet.
Ms Ory Okolloh holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Harvard Law School.
The appointment comes after East African Breweries Limited (EABL) recorded a 39% decline in profits to KSh7 billion for the year ended 30th June 2020, compared to KSh11.5 billion recorded in 2019.