George Mbugua Appointed New Davis & Shirtliff CEO


Davis & Shirtliff has appointed George Mbugua as it’s new CEO.

This follows David Gatende’s retirement as the company’s CEO after serving for 36 years.

Speaking while announcing Gatende’s appointment, the company’s chairman Alec Davis described the outgoing CEO as an exceptional and determined colleague.

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Gatende joined the company in 1986 as a young sales engineer.

”David’s departure has initiated a number of changes to the executive team and I particularly welcome long-serving CFO George Mbugua as David’s CEO successor,” Davis said.

Speaking after his appointment, Mbugua thanked the management for the opportunity to serve as their CEO, noting that he was up to task.

“I feel honoured by the opportunity to contribute towards further building this world-class organisation that solves important problems for and addresses critical needs of Africa’s people,” Mbugua said.

The Davis & Shirtliff is a supplier of water related equipment in the East African region.

Founded in Kenya in 1946, business activities are focused on six principal product sectors namely water pumps, boreholes, swimming pools, water treatment, generators, solar energy equipment and irrigation.

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The group operates through a network of national branches as well as regional subsidiaries in Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zimbabwe and a partnership in Ethiopia.

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