Mumias Sugar Company (MSC) has announced the appointment of Nashon Aseka as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective June 15, 2017.
According to the statement sent to newsrooms, Aseka has a wide experience in the sugar industry spanning over 35 years.
He holds an MSC Engineering in business services and an MBA from the Brunel University in the United Kingdom.
“He has previously served in the Sugar Board of Kenya as the head of sugar technology and Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology as a lecturer in the sugar industry,” reads part of the statement.
Prior to his appointment, Aseka – who rose from a management trainee position to head of business projects and business development – was the interim manager technical and advisory services at the same company.
The new CEO will seek to steer the company from turbulent seas following over Sh2 billion bailout plan from the government but posted a half-year net loss of Sh2.92 billion in the period to December 2016.
The miller’s operations were halted in April for three months to allow urgent maintenance work.
The new CEO takes over barely two years after the Australian Errol Johnston was rehired to turn around the struggling Miller.
The company was recently in the papers when a senior manager – Leonard Joseph Lubya – was shot dead at his Matungulu home in the Western region. -Capital Fm