Former Kenya Wildlife Service Director Dr Julius Kipngetich has been appointed new CEO for Uchumi supermarket, replacing Mr Jonathan Ciano who was fired early this year over mismanagement of the troubled retailer.
In a statement released on Tuesday by the board chairperson Ms.Khadija Mire, Dr.Kipngetich emerged the best due to his experience and strategic skills; he is the best candidate to turn the fortunes of Uchumi Supermarkets around.
“The board is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Kipngetich who emerged the best from a very competitive recruitment,” Ms Mire said
Until his appointment, Dr.Kipngetich served in Equity Bank as the chief operations officer, a position he held for more than two years.
Last week, Uchumi, poached Naivas Supermarket’s business development and marketing manager, Mr Willy Kimani and appointed him the retailer’s Chief Operations Officer.
Dr Julius Kipngetich holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting option) degree from University of Nairobi. He joined Equity Bank in 2012 after an eight year successful career as the Chief Executive Officer of Kenya Wildlife Service and was previously the Managing Director of Investment Promotion Centre.