Vice President, Global R&D & Innovation
Manufacturing fuels my belief that anything is possible to create with the passion of people and ideas.”
In her role as Vice President, Global R&D Innovation, Maluwa embraces Molson Coors’ core value of “taking smart risks,” recognizing that not all ideas may be implemented, but that a willingness to try and sometimes fail is at the heart of innovation. Once she and her team have identified a true opportunity, Maluwa provides the direction, resources, and motivation needed to move quickly from ideation to implementation. Maluwa has been instrumental in creating an agile team that’s clear about business priorities and that leverages talent and expertise from across the enterprise. She has also established relationships with experts outside of the industry to leverage best practices and adapt them to Molson Coors.
Recently, Maluwa considered how her team members had a desire for focused development and strong coaching to help grow their careers. To assist with this, Maluwa launched two career paths – a technical one and a management one. These paths clearly establish opportunities for growth and are supported by tools that identify developmental needs, establish learning plans and growth capabilities.
Maluwa is the chair for Molson Coors’ 2018 employee giving campaign, benefiting Mile High United Way. She has challenged the team to expand the focus of this year’s campaign beyond monetary giving, emphasizing the importance of giving back to the community through volunteerism. At the first-ever Denver Day of Impact, more than 200 employees in the company’s Denver office partnered with Denver Parks & Recreation to spend a day beautifying a local lake. Not only did this effort provide much-needed improvements to the park, but it also served as an inspiring team-building experience for all who participated.