Leadership Team

 

Kimesh Naidoo

KIMESH NAIDOO

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Kimesh Naidoo is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), with over 11 years’ experience in cross-functional management, financial management, audit, sales and distribution in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods industry. He holds an Honours Bachelor’s Degree of Accounting (B.Acc.) in Accounting, Taxation, Auditing, & Management Accounting from the University of Natal (Durban) and has worked in various companies including KPMG South Africa and Standard Bank. Prior to joining the Company, he occupied various senior management roles at Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB Inbev) in the Republic of South Africa for over 10 years where he then left as the Director: Customer Interaction Centre. Kimesh joined British American Tobacco South Africa in June 2019 and was subsequently appointed as the Managing Director for the Company effective 22 October 2019.

Vincent Kaloki

VINCENT KALOKI

FINANCE DIRECTOR

Mr. Vincent Kaloki holds a Masters of Science in Information Systems Engineering from the University of Sunderland and Bachelor of Business and Management Accounting from Egerton University. Prior to being appointed the Finance Director at BAT Zimbabwe, Mr. Vincent Kaloki held various senior positions within the BAT Group including British American Tobacco Congo as Head of Finance. Mr. Kaloki brings to the Board, a wealth of experience in finance, accounting and business partnering with multi-national organizations

Catherine Gijima-Dhliwayo

CATHERINE GIJIMA-DHLIWAYO

HEAD OF TRADE

Catherine Gijima-Dhliwayo is an Accredited Marketing Practitioner with the Marketers Association of Zimbabwe. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Zimbabwe and a Bachelor in Commerce Marketing Management from Midlands State University. Catherine’s marketing career spans over a period of 14 years and she has a wealth of experience in Trade Marketing & Distribution, Retail and Key Accounts Management. She has implemented various route to market models, brand launches and marketing management particularly in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector. Catherine joined BAT Zimbabwe in January 2014 as Senior Area Manager. She was promoted to Marketing Deployment Manager in July 2017. Catherine was again promoted to her current role of Head of Trade for BAT Zimbabwe in November 2017.

Phyllis Chenjera

PHYLLIS CHENJERA

LEGAL & EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MANAGER

Ms. Phyllis Chenjera has been appointed as the Company Secretary effective 01 April 2021. Ms. Chenjera is a seasoned Company Secretary with vast experience in the fields of Corporate Governance, Corporate Litigation, Internal and External Stakeholder Management. She holds a Master of Laws degree from Stellenbosch University and a Bachelor of Law (Honors) Degree from Midlands State University. In her working career, she has held various senior legal positions in reputable organisations such as Old Mutual and Powertel Communications. Phyllis’ most recent employment was with Metbank Zimbabwe where she served as Company Secretary

Samuel Mugo

SAMUEL MUGO

HEAD OF OPERATIONS

Mr. Samuel Mugo started his BAT career in BAT Kenya as Production Manager in June 2008. He was promoted to the role of Site Services & utilities Manager in November2011 and promoted once again in April 2018 as the Regional IWS Manager. He holds a BSc. in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College, United States of America and a Master of Science in Organization development from the United States International University -Africa. Samuel’s Career spans over 14 years in Manufacturing , including Global and Regional Manufacturing project leadership. He has led the Implementation of Integrated Work System ( IWS) , BAT’s Operational excellence program for Nairobi factory in Kenya and more recently for Americas and Sub Saharan Africa as the Regional IWS Manager

Kudzai Chamba

KUDZAI CHAMBA

HUMAN RESOURCES BUSINESS PARTNER

Kudzai Chamba has been with BAT Zimbabwe since September 2012, as a Human Resources Manager bringing with him 8 years of progressive experience gained from the Packaging and Retail industry. Kudzai was elevated in 2016 to the role of Human Resources Business Partner for Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. He holds a Degree in Politics and Administration from the University of Zimbabwe.

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