[Kenya] Nakumatt in management shake up
Long serving regional operations and strategy director of Nakumatt Supermarket Thiagarajan Ramamurthy has left the retailer, as the company announced a major executive reshuffle.
According to the retailer’s Managing Director Atul Shah the strategy will see regional management structure which will see Chief Officers at the Nairobi regional headquarters complemented by in-country management teams in Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
The recently appointed Chief Marketing Officer, Andrew Dixon, assisted by the Regional Chief Officers, has assumed duties previously undertaken by Ramamurthy to facilitate a seamless transition.
The retailer has hired UK’s Outram Cullinan & Company (OC&C) Strategy consultant to develop a ten-year growth plan. Nakumatt has also retained Information Technology Consulting firm Zensar to spearhead its IT re-engineering process.
Nakumatt has also appointed Srihari Vemula as the Chief Operations Manager from the Oman-based Khimji Ramdas (KR) Group. At the group level, Mr. Shah has also announced the appointment of Manoj Singh as the new Group Financial Controller. In his new role, Mr. Singh will provide the much needed corporate finance leadership in close collaboration with the branch and headquarter Finance teams.
A Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant and Company secretary Mr. Singh has a wealth of experience in corporate Finance and Risk Management with a bias in financial restructuring and turnaround projects management.
Mr. Singh will be assuming the crucial Finance docket leadership, having joined Nakumatt from a leading West African Retail Business firm; Melcom Group.
In Uganda, Bernard Mutua and Sameer Shah will continue serving as the joint Country Managers.
In Tanzania, Daniel Kimweli and Srinivasan Suresh will continue serving as the joint Country Managers. In Rwanda Adan Ramata, will continue serving as the Country Manager.