Executive Profile: Dadson Mwaura

MD, British American Tobacco (Uganda) Ltd (January 2015 to October 2017)

Mwaura was in charge of BAT Kenya’s trade, marketing and distribution unit before joining BAT Uganda. He joined BAT in Kenya in 1997, and has held roles in marketing, strategic planning and consumer insights in Kenya, UK, Hungary, and Turkey. The 43-year-old Kenyan has a BSc in Statistics from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and an MBA from the University of Nairobi.

Mwaura took over BATU at the tail end of a restructuring that disposed of its leaf business to focus on cigarette sales. BATU’s net profit fell by 44.8% during his first year in charge, from Shs36.7 billion in 2014 to Shs20.3 billion in 2015. This was due to the discontinuation of its leaf business; additionally, 2014’s high profits also came from the company’s asset sales.


Other board memberships: N/A