Local liquor manufacturing giant Kasapreko Company Limited, has appointed Mr. Richard Adjei as its new CEO. Richard Adjei succeeds Dr. Kwabena Adjei, who was the Founder and Chief Executive of Kasapreko Company Limited.
The move, according to the company, forms part of a transition process of handing over to a younger generation.
Mr. Adjei holds an MBA in Finance and Global Business, and a BSc. in Management and Liberal Studies both from Bentley University in the USA. Prior to working with Kasapreko, Richard Adjei worked extensively in managerial capacities in companies including KPMG and Converse Inc., a subsidiary of Nike.
Mr. Adjei was a key player in the project team that set up Kasapreko’s $30 million Krones plant and the new Sacmi plastic caps machine. Richard rose through the ranks at Kasapreko from an intern to become the Chief Executive.
With hard work, dedication, resilience and optimism, Richard has risen through the ranks at Kasapreko from an intern to become the Chief Executive. His vision as Chief Executive is to maintain the company’s market leadership position in the mainstream spirits market and expand into the soft drink and bottled water industry to become a total beverage company.
Expressing his excitement at the appointment, Richard Adjei said “I am deeply honored to be considered as the right person to take over from Dr. Kwabena Adjei. I have had the privilege to work with some of the most talented and creative people in this company and I believe my new role will bring out more of the creativity and innovation in employees across board to achieve the company’s vision.
I am very pleased to lead Kasapreko and I look forward to adding value to the brand and growing the company with my team”. Richard’s hobbies are playing soccer, golf, reading news articles and watching action movies.
Kasapreko which started as a cottage industry in 1989 at Nungua has now grown into a multinational company with state-of-the-art fully automated plants located in the Accra Industrial Area, off the Spintex Road.
The Company which currently exports to Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Togo and South Africa is working to develop the bitters market in other parts of the world. Among the company’s impressive brand portfolio are Alomo Bitters and its variant Alomo Silver, the flagship brand, Kalahari Bitters, Carnival Strawberry, Kasapreko Brandy, K20 Gin & Whisky. The company was recently adjudged one of the best working places in Ghana.