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Alumnus, Peter Njonjo: “I believe in value and integrity as the key to success”

Only in his thirties, Peter Njonjo bears a lot of responsibilities as the current General manager of Coca-Cola East Africa. Peter’s huge role in the world’s largest beverage company can be summarised in four areas: strategy formulation, coaching and mentoring, engaging their partners (bottling companies) on how they should execute the company’s strategy and shareholder management.

Peter Njonjo completed his CPA studies in Strathmore in the year 1997 while it was still a college. He credits his accountancy career to his mother, who at that time felt it was the best career to pursue and more so to pursue it in Strathmore due to the thorough and holistic approach to education coupled with ethical values.

Peter, an accomplished captain of industry, is also a family man with three children. He started his journey as an intern at Glaxo Smithline before switching to Coca-Cola where his professional career has evolved. There he started as an accountant, became a finance manager for the Juice Company (Minute Maid), moved to a couple of departments in the organisation, then in 2010 he became the General Manager of Coca-Cola East Africa.

He believes in strong values and integrity as the key components to success, especially in running a company. Furthermore he explains the need for organisations to give back to the community, just like the initiatives Coca-Cola is currently running such as Replenish Africa Initiative that entails projects such as water harvesting, improving sanitations and recycling plastic bottles to avoid environmental pollution. In future he would like to play a significant role inRenaissance of Africa. He was also listed in the Business Daily top 40 under 40 men 2011 issue.

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