James Nyutu appointed acting MD of Unga Group


Unga Group finance and ICT director James Nyutu has taken on the position of acting group managing director, following the departure of Joseph Choge.

Unga Group has announced the appointment of James Nyutu to the position of acting group managing director, effective 4 June 2024. The appointment follows the departure of Joseph Choge who held the position since 1 December 2021.

James has been serving as the group finance and ICT director for the company and its subsidiaries since 2013. He is an accomplished management professional with over 20 years of experience.

As acting MD, James will provide strategic oversight of the group’s operations and general management functions using his extensive experience in the manufacturing industry. His proven track record of success will be critical in steering Unga during this transition phase.

Speaking to CFO East Africa, James expressed his delight at the appointment.

"As the recently appointed acting group MD, I express my gratitude to the board for entrusting me with this role. My main focus is to support the fantastic Unga team in providing outstanding customer experience, guaranteeing that our premium quality brands are accessible for our consumers' enjoyment," he said.

James holds an MBA from Edinburgh Business School, Heriot–Watt University and a B.Com from the University of Nairobi. His professional qualifications include Certified Public Accountant (Kenya), Certified Public Secretary (Kenya), Certified Information Systems Auditor (Cisa) and certification from the Institute for the Management of Information Systems.

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