Faustin Mukena has been appointed as CEO of Africa Resource Centre (ARC) – the pan-African health supply chain organisation funded by the Gates Foundation.
He was previously the Business Unit Managing Director for Africa, Middle East & Eastern Europe at The Heineken Company.
Faustin says he enjoyed working with the Homecoming Revolution team: “Their professionalism, interest in the whole person, beyond qualifications fit for the role and attention to detail, made me feel well accompanied in this journey. Whilst at the same time it was crystal clear that HcR client’s brief was absolutely the compass of this journey. Thanks Team HcR!”
Mukena says, “ARC’s mission of supporting partners to design and/or strengthen sustainable supply chain strategies is just so close to my passion of supporting the vulnerable in health, education, entrepreneurship and poverty alleviation. I am thrilled to join the team to contribute to taking ARC to new heights by tapping into my deep connection with the continent, as well as my diverse cultural and international business experience.”
Faustin is an MBA educated global business leader with extensive experience in general management and executive commercial roles at blue-chip FMCG companies across Europe, Middle East and Africa.
He is also a social investor and member of the supervisory board in Mabele Co-op, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mabele Co-op aims to provide an easy, accessible commercial platform to support small and medium sized entrepreneurs to offer high quality, locally produced food products at affordable prices.
Trip Allport, Managing Director at ARC says, “We are excited about this appointment, as it marks an important milestone in ARC’s leadership journey and evolution. ARC is in a good place for this transition to happen as we continue to grow and expand. We are poised for great things, and I’m excited to see and be a part of where this goes next.”