Polycarp Igathe lands new managerial job in South Africa

Polycarp Igathe, a former candidate for governor of Nairobi, will start working for the Johannesburg-based Tiger Brands on December 1 2022 as Chief Growth Officer for the rest of Africa.

He will be making a return to Tiger Brands where he served as managing director of its East Africa business prior to his departure to join British petroleum company, Vivo Energy.

In a statement, the South African entity said Igathe brings strong commercial capability, as well as marketing, sales, strategy and business leadership experience through multi-geography leadership roles across Africa.

He has occupied roles at leading companies including Coca-Cola, Kenya Breweries, Haco Industries Limited and Equity Bank.

He also held the position of Nairobi deputy governor.

“I look forward to the diverse set of capabilities and knowledge of the continent that Polycarp will bring to driving the execution of our ambitious growth strategy for the Rest of Africa," Tiger Brands CEO Noel Doyle said.

When contacted, Igathe could neither confirm  or deny the appointment.

"I can only say good morning," Igathe said.