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SonySugar seeks to fill CEO post

Jane Pamela Odhiambo was sent for a compulsory leave early this year. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Jane Pamela Odhiambo was sent for a compulsory leave early this year. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

South Nyanza Sugar Company (SonySugar) is seeking to fill the position of chief executive, a post currently being held in an acting capacity by Benard Otieno.

Mr Otieno was brought in to stand in for Jane Pamela Odhiambo who was sent for a compulsory leave early this year over alleged theft of sugar worth millions of shillings.

This comes as the miller is facing difficult times ahead as cane shortage and financial distress continue to bite.

“The position calls for high-level maturity and ability to effectively interact and operate at management and Board level to realise SonySugar’s vision,” said Sony’s chairman Ambrose Weda.

“The Board of SonySugar wishes to recruit a qualified experienced, dynamic, visionary, dedicated, innovative and pragmatic leader to fill the position.”

After Ms Odhiambo’s exit, the State-owned sugar miller has been keen on reducing financial mismanagement and looting at all stages of production.

It is among five other State-owned millers that are set for privatisation. The others are Muhoroni, Chemelil, Nzoia Sugar Company and Miwani.

Privatisation plans started back in 2014 as a move to save the millers from downfall.

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