Paint manufacturer Crown Paints (Kenya) Plc has appointed Richard Muturi as the Group Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective August 15, 2023.

Muturi has over 27 years of experience in the fast-moving consumer goods and logistics industry and has served in diverse leadership roles. He is the immediate former Managing Director for Coca Cola Beverages Africa, overseeing the Comoros & Mayotte Islands.

Prior to that he worked as the Country Managing & Commercial Director for Coca Cola Beverages Africa in Botswana, Country Operations & Integrations Director for Coca Cola Beverages Africa (Kenya), and Logistics Director at Coca Cola Hellenic.

Before joining Coca-Cola, Muturi held significant responsibilities at DHL Supply Chain, where he progressed from leading roles in Kenya to eventually becoming Managing Director of DHL’s subsidiaries in Ghana and Nigeria. He joined DHL from Homegrown Kenya Limited where he started off his career.

Muturi holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Cumbria, a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from University of Lucknow and a Post Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management (from Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport).

Muturi will report to the Board of Directors, and will oversee implementation of the business strategy, and optimizing the organization’s operational capabilities in collaboration with the Group Chief Executive Officer, to ensure the organization meets its short-term and long-term objectives.