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Derrick Van Houten

Group CEO

Derrick is the Group Chief Executive Officer at Java House. He joined in March 2021 with the vision to build on the brand’s heritage in Kenya and with the mandate to position Java House and it’s co brands as the best customer experience and value-driven destination in the hospitality sector within the region. The carefully planned strategies will be delivered by the highly experienced and passionate Java team. MORE

Naima Hassan

Chief Operating Officer

Naima is currently the Group’s Chief Operating Officer. She joined the group in 2010 and is in charge of general operations of all restaurants under the Java House Group, overall guest experience and repair & maintenance.

Priscilla Gathungu

Managing Director - Foodscape

Priscilla is Foodscape’s Managing Director. Foodscape’s purpose, process and systems are inspired by sustainability and innovation.

After a very successful stint at the Helm of the HR Department as the Human Resources Director for 6 years, Priscilla Gathungu, was appointed the Commercial Director on 1st January 2020. She took up her new responsibilities while still at the helm of the Human Resources, Environmental Safety & Health (ESH) and Learning & Development Departments. Under her leadership, the old “Java Commissary” began its transformation to being an individual entity that would be registered as Foodscape. Foodscape’s growth under her leadership has peaked and hence in July 1st 2021 she was, appointed the Divisional Managing Director – Foodscape.

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Orge Godana

Finance Director

Orge joined the Group as Finance Director in December 2021. She is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of the business across the three countries in which we operate. Orge joined the business from the KFC Franchise in East Africa where she was responsible for the establishment of the internal audit department. She subsequently transitioned into the CFO role within the same group successfully steering the Finance function of the business through the onset of the Covid pandemic. A graduate of Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya, Orge has also previously worked with Deloitte in East Africa.

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