Savannah Cement appoints CEO, Kenya

Savannah Cement appoints CEO, Kenya
Published: 09 December 2013


Savannah Cement, one of Kenya's newest market entrants, has Ronald Ndegwa as its first chief executive.

The company operates a 1.5Mta cement works in Athi River which was commissioned in July last year.  Without a permanent CEO in place, the company has been undertaking an extensive search to find a suitable business leader to take the helm. Mr Ndeta has previously served as the Director of Supply Chain at Tata Chemicals Magadi. Prior to joining Tata Chemicals Magadi, Ndegwa had previously served at senior management positions with East African Breweries Limited and Caltex Oil Kenya.

Savannah Cement is a joint venture between Kenyan and Chinese investors, and at the time of launching the new production plant, the company said it was looking to increase clinker production in the next two years.