Philemon Kipkemoi


Job Title: Finance director: East & Southern Africa

Company: British American Tobacco


Philemon Kipkemoi took on the role of finance director for East and Southern Africa at British American Tobacco (BAT) in April 2023.

He has been with BAT for almost two decades, joining the multinational in 2007 from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Philemon began his career at BAT as an Internal Audit manager for Sub Saharan Africa, and has subsequently held various senior finance leadership roles within the group, including, finance controller (Uganda & Big Ben Tobacco DRC), finance controller (East & Central Africa), head of Operations Finance (East & Central Africa) and most recently head of Finance (Horn of Africa & Indian Ocean Islands).

He is also the chairperson of the Board of Trustees for the BAT Kenya Staff Provident Fund, non-executive director of BAT Uganda and head of Finance for BAT East and Southern Africa.

Philemon holds a Bachelor of Technology, Textile Engineering from Moi University and an MBA from Oxford Brookes University.

Apr 2023 - Present: Finance Director, BAT East & Southern Africa
May 2020 - Present: Executive Finance Director, BAT Kenya PLC
Oct 2017 - Present: Non Executive Director, BAT Uganda
Feb 2020 - Present: Chairperson, Board of Trustees, BAT Kenya Staff Provident Fund
Jan 2020 - May 2023: Finance Director, East African Markets, BAT
Jul 2017 - Jan 2020: Member, Board of Trustees, BAT Kenya Staff Provident Fund
Apr 2017 - Dec 2019: Finance Director, Horn of Africa & Indian Ocean Islands, BAT
Nov 2016 - Mar 2017: Head of Operations for Finance, East & Central Africa, BAT
Oct 2013 - Oct 2016: Finance Controller, East & Central Africa, BAT
Apr 2012 - Sep 2013: Finance Controller, Uganda & Big Ben Tobacco (DRC), BAT
Aug 2009 - Mar 2012: Commercial Finance Manager (Operations), BAT
Jul 2007 - Jul 2009: Internal Audit Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa, BAT
Jul 2006 - Jun 2007: Senior Associate, PwC
Oct 2004 - Jun 2006: Associate, PwC

2009 - 2010: MBA, Oxford Brookes University
2009 - 2010: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, ACCA
2005 - 2008: Bachelor of Technology, Textile Engineering, Moi University

British American Tobacco
British American Tobacco Kenya plc (BAT Kenya) is part of the British American Tobacco Group (BAT Group), a leading multi-category consumer goods business. The company has been around since 1907 and was listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange in 1969. BAT Kenya is a regional manufacturing and business hub for BAT's business in East & Southern Africa, covering over 20 markets in the region.

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