Meta Abo Brewery, a Diageo company, announced the appointment of Stephen Nirenstein as its new managing director of Ethiopia, replacing Baker Magunda, who moved to Guinness in Nigeria. Nirenstein has been with Diageo for the past 17 years and has worked in various positions from Brand Analyst in South Africa to Financial Controller in Nairobi. “I am excited to be in Ethiopia and join the Meta family,” said Nirenstein. Diageo is a global company that operates in more than 180 countries with brands that include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Buchanan’s, Smirnoff and Guinness. Meta Abo Brewery, once a state-owned brewery, was acquired by Diageo in January 2012. Diageo acquired the Brewery for 225 million dollars and since then has invested 119 million dollars into its expansion.
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