Tabitha Karanja, founder and CEO of Keroche Breweries in Kenya scooped 'The Business Woman of the Year' category at the East African round of the CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) presented By Johnnie Walker Blue Label.
The AABLA, recognise the continent’s trade and industry game-changers in the following categories: include Young Business Leader of the Year, Business Woman of the Year, Business Leader of the Year, and Entrepreneur of the Year.
The Business Woman of the Year category lauded Tabitha Karanja as an industry leader owing to her 18 years as the CEO of Keroche Breweries Limited, a company that employs over 300 people and gives back to the community through youth education, in turn creating the next generation of Kenyan business leaders.
“We salute the East African AABLA winners who represent the highest standard of boldness and rare character in the region’s business landscape. These pioneering leaders exemplify the vision and spirit of a dynamic African economy,” says Joe Muganda, Managing Director – Kenya Breweries Limited.
The glittering finale of the CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards Presented by Johnnie Walker Blue Label will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 14.
- Tabitha Karanja is founder and CEO of Keroche Breweries. She is one of Kenya's leading entrepreneurs, a remarkable trailblazer and an example of a woman made good against all the odds. Tabitha chose to venture where none before her had dared. She took on an 87-year-old business monopoly and entered an industry with a deeply entrenched male gender stereotype. Tabitha broke the mould to become Kenya’s first home-grown beer and alcoholic drink manufacturer. Today, her company's state-of-the-art factory produces 10,000 bottles of gin and ready-to-drink vodka, as well as 15,000 bottles of beer per hour.