The Africa Report has just published its list of the 50 women Star Dealmakers, the trendsetters, trailblazers and game-changing business brand-builders, who are shaking up the world of business on the African continent. Two of the women making the list and who have definitely made their significant mark in the drinks industries are Tabitha Karanja, CEO Keroche Breweries; and Julian Adyeri Omalla, Managing Director of Delight Uganda.
Tabitha Karanja started Keroche Breweries 20 years ago and it remains the only Kenyan-owned large scale brewery. In 2015, the company opened a KS5.5bn ($53million) plant, increasing production levels from 10m litres to 110m litres of beer a year. The firm is due to list on the Kenyan Stock Exchange by 2020. Read Tabitha’s startup story here.
Julian Adyeri Omalla founded Delight Uganda, a company engaged in the processing and distribution of fruit drinks under the brand name Cheers. Today, the company has the largest juice processing factory in Uganda where Cheers products have a 45% market share. Read Julian’s startup story here.