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Guinness Ghana gets new Finance Director

New guiness directorGuinness Ghana Breweries Limited has appointed Stephen Nirenstein as Finance Director.

His appointment took effect from April 24, 2014.

Mr. Nirenstein joins Guinness Ghana from Diageo Budapest, Hungary, where, as Group Financial Planning and Analysis Director, he led an effective business performance management reporting process that moved beyond providing reliable, accurate and timely management information to driving insights behind performance.

At the same time he led the simplification of the annual planning process and developed a well-respected and highly motivated team.

Peter Ndegwa, Managing Director of Guinness Ghana expressed delight at Mr Nirenstein’s new appoint.

“He will play a key and pivotal role in achieving the Company’s vision of becoming the most Vibrant and Iconic business in Ghana, focusing on driving out cost to invest in growth as well as lead in engaging with our investor community” said Mr Ndegwa.

Prior to moving to Budapest in early 2012, Stephen spent three years as the financial controller for the Diageo Red Stripe business in Jamaica, prior to which he was the commercial finance manager for Diageo International Beer Supply based in London, and also spent a couple of years as the Finance Planning and Reporting manager for the previous Diageo International business.

Stephen started his career with Diageo as a brand analyst based in South Africa, where he is originally from.

Stephen is a member of the South Africa Institute of Chartered Accountant and an alumnus of the University of Cape Town.


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