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Ghanaian Gabriel Opoku-Asare Appointed South-East Asia (SEA) Corporate Relation Director

A multinational beverage alcohol company, Diageo Plc, currently appoints Mr. Gabriel Opoku-Asare as the new Corporate Relations Director, South-East Asia (SEA).  

Diageo Plc is the leading producer of beers and spirits headquartered in London, England. 

Gabriel Opoku-Asare is the Head of Society (Sustainability and Responsibility) at the giant drink manufacturing company for beers and spirits across the globe. 

The new corporate relations director has handled different positions in the food industry as the Corporate Relations Director at the Ghana branch of Guinness Breweries Plc.

Gabriel Opoku-Asare‘s profile and educational qualifications

Gabriel is a Ghanaian BSc holder in Land Economy from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana.

Also, he has a graduate certificate in Public Relations from the Institute of Management and Public Administration Ghana (GIMPA).

Again, the new Diageo Corporate Relation Director Mastery holds an International Relations certificate from Leicester University and Shared Value Strategy Executive Education certification from the business school of Harvard in Boston, Massachusetts.

Gabriel engagement with Diageo company 

Gabriel left his previous workplace Unilever in 2016 to join the Diageo Company and has made a significant impact, contributing to the company’s growth. 

He was the Head of Corporate Affairs in Unilever for Ghana. He has also worked with the Mohinani Group and K-Net in Ghana for more than six years. 

He led customers’ relations, corporate affairs, and projects. 

And again, in the Mohinani Group and K-Net in Ghana, Gabriel led the corporate affairs, projects, and customer relations.

Mr. Opoku-Asare’s promotion at Diageo

Gabriel Opoku-Asare has worked with Diageo for five years as Africa’s Head of Society.

On Monday, 13th December 2021, he got a promotion to handle the role as the Director for Corporate Relations, South-East Asia (SEA).

Gabriel’s new role at Diageo

Gabriel will officially resume his duty as Diageo’s Corporate Relations Director on 1st February 2022 and then relocate to Singapore.

In Mr. Opoku-Asare’s new role, he will work as the leader for Diageo’s Sustainability and Responsibility Strategy, accounting for everything relating to public relations and policy across the company’s giants’13 priority markets. 

The target market covers 4 business units which consist of Africa Emerging Markets, Nigeria, Southern Africa, and East Africa.

He will join the SEA leadership team, working in hand with the Corporate Relations team and General Managers to unbolt the company’s growth and excellent performance.

Also, the young star will be accountable for the engagement of employees across South-East Asia and Diageo’s target for 2030 while collaborating with his team and the general managers.

Gabriel contributions to the Diageo Company before the promotion

Gabriel has acquired more knowledge in corporate relations with a wide breadth of experiences gained from the five years of his engagement with the Diageo Company.

His career generally includes living and working across Ghana and UK, and he also has extensive experience across corporate relations, communications, and sustainability.

Still, on his contribution, Gabriel brings end-to-end CR leadership experience in terms of policy-shaping, communications strategy, partnering with business leaders, and managing large teams.

Gabriel achieved all the success because of his experiences as Corporate Relations Director, Ghana for Diageo, and headed corporate affairs for Unilever in Ghana.

His recent role as the head of society for Africa

Gabriel, in several ways, has contributed significantly to shaping the sustainability strategy for Diageo Africa. The recent role he controlled before his promotion as the Corporate Relations Director, South-East Asia (SEA) includes;

  • Co-leading the development of Africa Plastic Recycling Alliance
  • Leading the 1st year delivery of Diageo 2030 target with Africa, delivering 385,000 m3 of water to 55,000 people, reaching up to 74 000 people via underage drinking campaign, SMASHED
  • Making sure that women occupied up to 55% of the beneficiaries of the community programmes

Summary

Mr. Gabriel Opoku-Asare has several employability qualities, and among the ones he unveiled at Diageo includes:

  • Policy-shaping and sustainability.
  • Leadership experience.
  • Large team management.
  • Collaboration with company leaders and communities strategies.

These qualities contributed significantly to enhancing Diageo’s workforce, earning him a new post as the Corporate Relations Director, South-East Asia (SEA).

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