Nile Beer MD Quits Company

Greg Metcalf the Managing Director of Nile Breweries Limited, the brewers of Nile Special Lager and Club Pilsner has quit the company together with three other top managers.

Metcalf will stop working in May this year. Other senior managers who have quit the company are Julius Biingi, Daniel Ogong and Paul Bitarabeho. Ogong was Marketing director, Bitarabeho was the Human resource director while Biingi was district manager Western Uganda.

Corporate affairs director Onapito Ekomoloit says the departures are normal in corporate life as the senior officials at the beer makers were changing jobs.

Ekomoloit said: ‘People make career moves, people move on from time to time for career or for better opportunities.’

However sources say the departures were instigated by the recent take over of the brewery holding company SABMiller by the international AbInBev in a multi million dollar deal.

“The new bosses make it clear they wanted a new direction for the company and thats why these guys had to go, the writing was on the wall, they jumped before they were pushed out,” said our source.

Biingi had served NBL for 15 years and will now be the company’s new distributor for western Uganda although under his private company.

Ekomoloit said there was nothing unusual about the departure of Bitarabeho and Ogong who are joining private business.

NBL was the topmost tax payer according to URA’s tax payer list.

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