Java House Africa has appointed Priscilla Gathungu as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), becoming the first-ever female to occupy the position.
The restaurant chain communicated the appointment through its LinkedIn page, praising Gathungu for her commitment toward the success of the entity for many years.
“CEO Appointment: Java House Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Priscilla Gathungu as Group Chief Executive Officer,” said Java House.
“Her career at Java spans through various leadership roles across the group. From the HR department as Human Resources Director for 6 years to a successful stint as Commercial Director that saw her transition into Divisional Managing Director Foodscape where she has consistently delivered value and growth for the business over the last two years,”
Gathungu will be replacing Derrick Van Houten as the company’s head, who has served at the helm since February 2021.
Before moving to Java House, Houten worked as the managing director for Kuku East Africa Holdings, a franchisee of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC).
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