East African Breweries Limited’s Group Managing Director, Andrew Cowan said Ocitti positively turned around UBL by sharpening its competitive edge and markedly improving the subsidiary’s profitability over the last three years.
“No doubt, we expect SBL, our fastest-growing business in the last years, to leverage his strategic and visionary leadership, to grow even further,” Cowan said in a statement to introduce the new Managing Director.
Ocitti takes over from Helene Weesie, who has successfully steered the company’s turn around since 2015. Weesie who has been moved to a new position at the holding company, Diageo Europe, is credited with championing the new products in the market to a remarkable growth of the business, numerous innovation awards and a number of investments.
The incoming MD, Ocitti who is currently the Managing Director at UBL, which is also a subsidiary of East Africa Breweries Limited, is credited with the successfully improvement of the performance of the Ugandan based brewer by delivering important margin expansion growth.