Nelly Kiogora Toroitich


Job Title: Finance director

Company: Unilever East Africa


Nelly Kiogora Toroitich is the finance director of Unilever East Africa.

She is an experienced finance professional, who began her career as a management trainee at East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL). During her four years there, Nelly took on various leadership roles in cost accounting, compliance, risk and supply chain management. She has been at Unilever East Africa more than a decade, starting as the supply chain finance manager for East Africa & emerging markets.

Nelly holds a BSc in Computer Science from Egerton University and an MBA from the United States International University.

She is certified under the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya.

Oct 2023 - Present: Finance Director, Unilever East Africa
Nov 2021 - Oct 2023: Head of Finance Excellence & Strategic Business Partner to MD, Unilever East Africa
Feb 2017 - Jan 2021: Financial Controller, Unilever East Africa
Aug 2015 - Feb 2017: Supply Chain Finance Manager, East Africa & Emerging Markets, Unilever
Apr 2014 - Jul 2015: Supply Chain Finance Reporting Manager, Diageo-EABL
Nov 2011 - Mar 2014: Controls, Compliance & Risk Manager, EABL
Sep 2010 - Oct 2011: Cost Accounting, EABL
Jan 2009 - Sep 2010: Financial Planning & Reporting, EABL
Sep 2008 - Jan 2009: Business Performance & Management, EABL

MBA (Strategic Management), United States International University - Africa
2003 - 2007: BSc (Computer Science), Egerton University

Unilever East Africa
Unilever was established over 100 years ago and is one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies. Brands operate under five business groups, viz. beauty & wellbeing, personal care, home care, nutrition and ice cream, which are sold across 190 countries.

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