Kinya Kimotho


Job Title: Finance and strategy director

Company: Diageo


Kinya Kimotho is the finance and strategy director for partner emerging markets in Africa at Diageo.

She is an experienced finance leader, having started her career as an audit senior at Price Waterhouse. Kinya quickly moved through the ranks and took on her first director role at GlaxoSmithKline in 2004.

Since then, she has also served in director roles at The Nielsen Company and East African Breweries Limited.

Kinya holds a bachelor of education from Kenyatta University as well as an MBA from the University of Nairobi.

May 2022 - Present: Finance Director, Diageo
Oct 2020 - May 2022: Global Audit and Risk Director Africa and Europe, Diageo
Jan 2016 - Sep 2020: Finance Director for Kenya Breweries, East African Breweries Ltd
Jul 2012 - Oct 2015: Executive Director Finance Africa, The Nielsen Company
Jul 2004 - Jun 2012: Finance Director, GlaxoSmithKline
Jan 2002 - Jul 2004: Financial Controller, GlaxoSmithKline
May 1996 - Dec 2001: Chief Accountant, Glaxo Wellcome Limited
Jul 1992 - Apr 1996: Audit senior, Price Waterhouse

1990 - 1992: MBA (Finance), University of Nairobi
1987 - 1990: Bachelor of Education, Business/Managerial Economics, Kenyatta University

Diageo is a British multinational spirits and beer premium drinks company with over 200 brands and sales in more than 180 countries. The African business comprises four markets: East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda), Africa Regional Markets (including Ghana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Indian Ocean and Angola), Nigeria and South Africa.

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