Jonathan Kinisu has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Tetra Pak East Africa, becoming the first Kenyan to hold that position at the company. He takes over from Swedish national, Håkan Söderholm to head the world’s leading processing and packaging solutions provider.
Mr Kinisu said he was excited to take over the reins at a time when the packaging industry is experiencing significant growth as consumers seek affordable, accessible and quality products.
“My ambition is to reinforce Tetra Pak’s packaging solutions leadership in East Africa and support our customers unlock real value for their investments. East Africa has vast opportunities that can firmly position the region as one of the leading food manufacturing hubs in the world for dairy, fruit juices and soya products as well as fruit pulp extraction and food processing. Our customers and investors can rely on Tetra Pak’s industry knowledge to demonstrate these opportunities as we have done in over 160 countries around the world for the past 65 years. Tetra Pak in East Africa is also committed to working closely with our customers on Sustainability to ensure that we are all doing our part to improve the world,” he said.
Mr. Kinisu Joined Tetra Pak East Africa in 2012 as Regional Manager Tanzania and Ethiopia and was appointed Sales Director in 2014. Prior to working in Tetra Pak, he worked in the oil industry with various appointments in Shell Oil Products both in Kenya and in Houston, Texas. He is a Computational Genetics alumnus from Imperial College London and also holds a BSc. (Hons.) in Biochemistry with Biotechnology from Manchester University (UMIST).