14 November 2012

Ghana: ABL Appoints New Marketing, Supply Chain Directors

Accra Brewery Limited (ABL) has appointed Michael Adrian Norton Olsen and Richard Edzeame respectively as its new Marketing and Supply Chain Directors to steer the affairs of the two key departments.

Their appointments took effect on of 1st November 2012, according to the management of the giant brewery firm.

Mr. Olsen replaces Mr. Philip Norley who has since left the company, whiles Mr. Edzeame is to take over from Mr. Tony Medway who departs at the end of the year.

Mr. Olsen has a firmly established marketing background in SABMiller, the parent company of Accra Brewery Limited, where he has been working for the past thirty six (36) years in various roles in several locations.

His portfolio of recent roles includes Category Marketing Manager, Africa; Marketing Director at Nile Breweries Ltd, Uganda; Marketing Director of Tanzania Breweries Ltd, Tanzania; District Manager (Kei Region) South African Breweries, East London; and Operations Manager (Western Cape) South African Breweries, Cape Town.

Richard Edzeame is also not new to Accra Brewery Limited. He has previously spent fourteen (14) years of dedicated service to the company with four (4) years as Technical Director.

Having briefly left the company in 2011, his return marks an addition of outstanding experience to the Supply Chain Department.

Commenting on his new appointment, Mr. Edzeame said, "I'm indeed delighted to be back home.

Having spent fourteen (14) exciting years here; it wasn't a hard decision to return. The business has improved tremendously over the past two (2) years and I am very keen to be a part of this".

Sharing similar sentiments, Mr Olsen also said, "I am delighted that I am joining Team ABL.

I have watched with admiration the growth and success of the business, and look forward to working with everyone as we take this company to new levels of achievement and recognition".

Stating his thoughts on the two new appointments, Managing Director of Accra Brewery Limited, Gregory Metcalf said, "We are indeed happy to have Mike and Richard joining our team.

Their wealth of experience will undoubtedly be of immense value to the company as we work together to attain growth and success".

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