Miriam Kaggwa

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Job Title: Chief finance officer

Company: WPP-Scangroup

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Miriam Kaggwa was appointed as the CFO of WPP-Scangroup on 1 February 2023.

She has extensive experience in the marketing and communications industry in North America, the United Kingdom and emerging markets.

Prior to joining WPP-Scangroup, Miriam held the position of CFO: North America for BCW Global, a PR agency owned by WPP.

Before joining BCW, Miriam worked for Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG) for 17 years in different roles in London and the US. During her tenure at IPG, she oversaw finance and operations for different agencies within IPG.

During her earlier career, Miriam worked for Salomon SmithBarney in their investment banking unit and with GE Capital. She started her professional career working as an engineer for Sheldhal Inc.

Miriam holds a BA in Chemistry from Macalester College, a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the Johnson School of Management, Cornell University, US.

Work
Feb 2023 - Present: Chief Financial Officer, WPP-Scangroup
July 2021 - Jan 2023: CFO, North America, BCW Global
Nov 2020 - June 2021: Chief Financial Officer, Energy BBDO
Aug 2015 - Nov 2020: Senior Vice President, Finance Director, IPG Mediabrands
Mar 2012 - Jul 2015: Vice President Finance, Orion Trading
Apr 2004 - Feb 2012: Finance Director for VP Mergers and Acquisition, McCann Worldgroup
Jan 2003 - Apr 2004: Analyst, GE Capital
Aug 2001 - Dec 2002: Investment Banking Associate, SalomonSmith Barney
Sep 1997 - Aug 1999: Process Engineer, Sheldahl

Education
1999 - 2001: MBA, Finance, Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management
1995 - 1997: B.Sc, Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota
1992 - 1995: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Chemistry, Macalester College

WPP Scangroup
WPP Scangroup is the largest marketing and communication group operating in sub Saharan Africa using a multi-agency and a multiple discipline model across all its regions. Scangroup listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange in 2006 and is currently the only marketing services company listed on the exchange. In late 2013, Scangroup became a subsidiary of WPP and subsequently renamed itself to WPP-Scangroup PLC in 2015. The group has physical presence in 23 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

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