Diageo Plc has appointed Gabriel Opoku-Asare as head of Society (Sustainability and Responsibility) – Africa Region.
His appointment takes effect from 1stFebruary 2019.
In his new role, Gabriel will lead Diageo’s Sustainability and Responsibility strategy across the beverage giant’s 13 priority markets, comprising four business units, which are Africa Emerging Markets, East Africa, Southern Africa and Nigeria.
He will also be leading the agenda to shape the future of the business and accountable for driving and leading programmes and campaigns which focus on Water, Skills, Environment and Local Raw Materials (LRM).
Additionally, he will be accountable for regional supra national engagement with opinion leaders at institutions such as AFFRO, Africa Union, UNITAR and UNDP.
Previously, he was the Corporate Relations Director at Guinness Ghana Breweries Plc (GGBPLC), a subsidiary of Diageo Plc, where as a member of the executive management team, he strategically positioned the company’s communications and sustainability agenda to be recognized among its peers as a leading, trusted and respected consumer brands company in Ghana.
Gabriel holds a BSc in Land Economy from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), a graduate Certificate in Public Relations from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Masters in International Relations from University of Leicester and Executive Education Certificate in Shared Value Strategy from Harvard Business School.Read Full Story