Client: Innscor Kenya Ltd.
Sector: Food & Beverage / Retail
Requirement: Financial Director
The Client Innscor Kenya is a market leader within the F&B industry, having operated in Kenya for more than 20 years and currently operating 11 brands and 110 outlets. It is part of Innscor Africa Ltd., a diversified Pan African Management Holding Company with interests in a number of sectors.
The Challenge Innscor Kenya had an ambitious growth agenda, with plans to set up and operate 400 outlets by 2020. To make this happen, they needed an exceptional Financial Director to work with the MD, ensuring the right financial controls were put in place to support this rapid expansion within a cash-heavy, dynamic business environment.
The Results Financial Directors may be plenty, but to find the right one can be tricky. KCH sourced for a technically strong candidate, who understood the industry and its challenges. Solomon offered the right mix of strategic and operational abilities, with a keen eye for detail and a passion for structuring finance operations. He had proven experience operating in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and the ability to look at the business as a whole and see how finance could help support business goals.
“KCH are interested in not only finding out about the candidate’s profile but also their preferred moves. They were able to guide me through various potential employers and worked to understand the needs of both parties.”
Solomon Mathenge, Financial Director, Innscor