Robert is the CEO of Britania Foods Limited and Executive Board Member, having joined Britania in January 2017. He is the custodian of the strategic vision to propel Britania Foods to become a dynamic, innovative, best-in-class food and beverage company in East Africa.
Robert has a wealth of General Management, Strategic Planning, Commercial Leadership, and Consultancy experience in North America and Africa spanning over 20 years, of which the last 10 years have been at Senior Management Level in FMCG. Prior to joining Britania, he served as General Manager at Suntory Food and Beverages EA Ltd after a successful career at Coca Cola East and Central Africa where he held several General Management and Commercial roles, including serving as Country Manager for Somaliland.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Economics & Finance) from Auburn University, and a MBA (Strategic Management & Finance) from York University's Schulich School of Business.
Joseph has vast experience in production management in the FMCG sector, serving in different capacities in Unilever for almost 20 years in areas such as; Training coordinator, Assistant production manager - spreads, R&D manager - foods, Refinery manager, Factory manager – foods, Lead -integration of best foods after purchase by Unilever.
As an expatriate, he headed product research and development at the Unilever regional innovation center based in South Africa, combining as head of product development in the spreads division at Unilever SA. He served as project manager - factories consolidation for East and central Africa- Project Kilimanjaro where he managed to centralize 4 factories into the Nairobi factory, eventually serving as the Factory director of Loreal EA between 2007 to 2013. He is currently Head of Production and Supply chain at Britania Foods Limited.
Graduating from Kenyatta University with honours, Joseph also holds Post-graduate degrees in Safety and Leadership from INSEED in France, and another in Flavours and Flavours Evaluation from UNISA in South Africa.
Joseph Andere has over 20 years' experience in Business Strategy, Control and Financial Leadership. He previously served at Unilever Kenya Ltd, Bamburi Cement Ltd (and its subsidiary Lafarge Ecosystems Ltd) and Almasi Beverages Limited.
With a wealth of experience from multinational background, he has excellent practical skills and proficiency in business controlling, accounting and systems. This has seen him drive business growth throughout his career. He has successfully implemented business processes and systems and has a passion for people development & impact.
Andere is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting
Elijah has over 12 years’ experience in Strategic & Executional excellence in Route to Market – Direct & Indirect RTM models, Trade Marketing, Modern & Traditional Trade Channel Development, Joint Business Planning, and Category Management across East Africa.
With a strong FMCG background with several Multi-National Corporations, Elijah has strategically & operationally managed successful commercial teams in setting up New Business Start-ups as well as Mergers and Acquisitions.
Elijah holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry.