InstinctBusiness CEO of the Week is a weekly ranking of Top performing CEOs within the African region, following their achievements, outstanding service, industry experience, visionary leadership, amongst other criteria.
This week, Mr. John Musunga has emerged as InstinctBusiness Magazine’s “CEO OF THE WEEK” for the Month September 11th-Sept 17th, 2022 rankings.
John Musunga is the Managing Director for Kenya Breweries, overseeing the strategic direction of one of the country’s largest manufacturing operations.
John comes with a wealth of experience and strong legacy of business delivery and leadership in Kenya and globally.
John Musunga’s Educational Background
John graduated in 2008 with an MBA in Marketing from USIU-Africa.
John Musunga’s Career
John Musunga is the Managing Director of Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL). He joined KBL on the 1st of March 2021 from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) where his last position was that of Vaccines Market Leader responsible for Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe. John has worked in senior local, regional and global roles including being the Managing Director GSK Kenya & East Africa and also as the global Head of Supranationals for GSK’s Global Vaccines based in Belgium. He began his career as a sales representative and progressed into sales and marketing leadership roles in East Africa and South Africa.
Mr. Musunga has considerable strategic and leadership experience and repeatedly led his teams to exceed business targets, increase market footprint and grow market share.
During his time in GSK East Africa, he more than quadrupling the size of business and also substantially grew jobs and employment. Outside the organization he worked, John has held a number of external positions including three years as a Non-Executive Director on the Kenya Vision 2030 Board, Chaired the Kenya HIV/Aids Business Council Board and was a past Chairman of the Kenya Association of Pharmaceuticals among others.
John Musunga, as the CEO /Managing Director (MD) Of Kenya Breweries Limited
On the 1st of March 2021, Mr. Musunga joined KBL as Managing Director from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) where his last position was that of Vaccines Market Leader responsible for Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe.
Under his Leadership, KBL was awarded overall winner for Women Empowerment in the Workplace, Women Empowerment in Communities, and crowned Champion for Gender Mainstreaming in East Africa, at the 9th Gender Mainstreaming Awards (GMA).
Mr. Musunga is known for his passion for driving business results through the power of strong teams, creating an environment where people can be at their best and deliver great results consistently, and taking pride in acting as a coach and mentor to develop talent.
He is committed to ensuring inclusion is a priority, especially in how he manages his teams and how decisions are made across the business
Kenya Breweries Limited is one of the most significant contributors to Kenya’s GDP, contributing 1 per cent of the GDP.