Board of Directors

Dr. Wilfred Kiboro
Chairman

Dr. Wilfred Kiboro

Dr. Wilfred Kiboro holds a Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) from the University of Nairobi. He retired from NMG as the Group Chief Executive Officer on 31st October 2006 after working for the Company for thirteen years. He was appointed a non-executive director in December 2006 and was elected the Chairman of the Board in September 2009. Dr. Kiboro was awarded an honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree by Kenyatta University in December 2015. He is a non-executive director and is a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee. Dr. Kiboro is the Chancellor of Riara University and the Chairman of Family Bank Limited and Wilfay Investments Limited, a family owned enterprise. He is also the Chairman of Green Blue Foundation Africa, whose mission is to restore degraded landscapes in Africa through partnerships and community participation to realize the desired goal of greening Africa.
Dennis Aluanga
Director

Dennis Aluanga

Mr. Dennis Aluanga holds an MBA from the University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom) and is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya. He was appointed to the board in March 2009. He is a Partner at Helios Investment Partners, an Africa focused private equity firm. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer at Industrial Promotion Services (East Africa) and has also worked at NMG as the Group Finance Director and the Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Aluanga is a non-executive director and is a member of the Nominations and Governance, Strategy and Investments and the Editorial Committees.  
Sultan Ali Akbar Allana
Non-Executive Director

Sultan Ali Akbar Allana

Sultan Ali Akbar Allana is the Head of Financial Institutions Group of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), overseeing AKFED investments in commercial banks, insurance companies and microfinance banks. With nearly 40 years of experience in retail, corporate and investment banking, he is also the Chairman of Pakistan’s largest commercial bank, Habib Bank Limited (HBL), and has been a key figure in the country’s financial landscape since 2004. He led the board of HBL and led the successful privatization bid for AKFED. Post privatization, HBL has made significant progress, enhanced its footprint and registered impressive growth rates. He is committed to financial inclusion and has been awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz and Hilal-e-Imtiaz by the Pakistani government for his services in financial inclusion and economic challenges.
Fayyaz Nurmohamed
Non-Executive Director

Fayyaz Nurmohamed

Fayyaz Nurmohamed is the Director of Communications for His Highness the Aga Khan and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). He oversees global communications for His Highness and the AKDN. He has served His Highness the Aga Khan for nearly 25 years, responsible for the coordination of policy, strategy, and planning across all the agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network, His Highness’s diplomatic relationships, the AKDN’s institutional partnerships, and the institutions of the Ismaili Muslim community. He serves on the governance bodies of several AKDN agencies. Prior to joining His Highness’s secretariat in 1998, Fayyaz was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in Toronto. He received his BA from Stanford University and MPhil from Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.
Nancy Matimu
Independent Non-Executive Director

Nancy Matimu

Nancy Matimu is the Founder and CEO of Serrari Group. An accomplished marketing executive and business leader, Nancy has previously held several senior management positions including, Managing Director at MultiChoice Kenya, Vice President, Sub – Sahara Africa, Market Development at Mastercard, Chief Digital and Marketing Officer & Director of Mobile Financial Services at HF Group and Head of Safaricom Home and Content, amongst other senior positions at Safaricom and Airtel. She is the Vice-Chairperson, University Council Board, KCA University, a Global Board Trustee at Education Sub-Saharan Africa (ESSA) and Director at Rapyd (previously PayU Company) She holds an MBA from Strathmore Business School and IESE Business School, a Bachelor of Environmental Studies, Planning and Management, from Kenyatta University and a diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK.  
Stephen Dunbar-Johnson
Director

Stephen Dunbar-Johnson

Mr. Stephen Dunbar-Johnson is a graduate of Worth School and Kent University in the United Kingdom. He has attended an Executive Management program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (USA) and has undertaken the Sulzberger program at the Colombia School of Journalism (USA). He is the President, International of the New York Times Company and is responsible for the oversight and strategic development of the company’s international digital and print business. Previously, he was the Publisher of the International Herald Tribune. He was appointed to the Board in April 2018 and is a member of the Strategy and Investments Committee.
Stephen Gitagama
Director

Stephen Gitagama

Mr. Stephen Gitagama holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Nairobi and is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya. He is the Group Chief Executive Officer and was appointed to the Board in March 2008. He previously worked as a Finance Director with East African Breweries Limited. Mr. Gitagama is an executive director, and director of the Group’s Subsidiary Companies and a member of the Strategy and Investments, the Nominations and Governance and the Editorial Committees.
Dr. Yasmin Jetha
Director

Dr. Yasmin Jetha

Dr. Yasmin Jetha holds a Master’s degree in Management Science from Imperial College (London), and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University of Leicester in 2005, and was made an honorary Fellow of the University of Bedfordshire in 2011. She is currently a nonexecutive director of NatWest Group PLC and also Guardian Media Group in the United Kingdom. During her executive career, she was the Chief Information Officer at Bupa and prior to that Chief Operating Officer at the Financial Times. Dr. Jetha joined the board in September 2009 as an independent non-executive director and is the Chairperson of the Human Resources Committee, and a member of the Strategy and Investments Committee.
Wangethi Mwangi
Director

Wangethi Mwangi

Mr. Wangethi Mwangi holds a Master’s of Business Administration in Strategic Management from Strathmore University, a Bachelor of Arts in Literature in English and Political Science from the University of Nairobi, a Post- Graduate Diploma in Mass Communications and a certificate in professional mediation. He is a media professional with more than 30 years’ experience in journalism. He previously worked for NMG, rising to the position of Editorial Director. Currently, he serves as a senior advisor to the African Media Initiative, a Pan African organization, and is on the Dean’s Advisory Committee of the Aga Khan University’s Graduate School of Media and Communications. He has served as a member of the Media Complaints Commission of Kenya and remains a member of the Kenya Editors Guild, which he helped to set up. Mr. Mwangi was appointed to the board as a non-executive director in July 2017 and is a member of both the Editorial and Human Resources Committees. He also sits on the boards of NMG’s subsidiary companies – Monitor Publications Ltd and Mwananchi Communications Ltd – in Uganda and Tanzania.
Leonard Mususa
Director

Leonard Mususa

Mr. Leonard Mususa is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and the Certified Public Accountants of Tanzania. Currently a private Management Consultant, he was the Country Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Tanzania until his retirement in June 2014. He also served in other roles, including Head of Assurance, Risk and Quality of the PwC Africa Central Region for three years and Head of Risk, Independence and Quality in the PwC East Africa Market area for two years. He was appointed to the NMG board as an independent non-executive director in March 2015. He is the Chairman of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee, a member of the Human Resources Committee and the Chairman of Mwananchi Communications Limited in Tanzania. He is currently the Chairman of Tanzania Breweries PLC and Reliance Insurance Company (Tanzania) Limited and an independent non-executive director of Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (a public utility) and Bank One Limited in Mauritius. He is also a director of NMB Bank PLC (Tanzania)
Francis Okomo Okello
Director

Francis Okomo Okello

Mr. Francis Okomo Okello holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He is an Albert Parvin Fellow of Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (USA) as well as a Fellow of the Kenya Institute of Bankers (FKIB). He joined the Board in December 1995. >Mr. Okello is an Independent non-executive director of Absa Group Limited (formerly Barclays Africa Group Limited), Absa Bank Limited (South Africa) and immediate former Chairman of Absa Bank Kenya PLC (formerly Barclays Bank of Kenya PLC). He is also the Chairman of TPS Eastern Africa PLC (Serena Group of hotels and lodges). He previously served as a member of the Advisory Board of Strathmore Business School, Strathmore University - Nairobi and also as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Aga Khan University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences - East Africa. He is currently an executive director at Industrial Promotion Services (East Africa). Mr. Okello is a nonexecutive director and is Chairman of the Editorial Committee.
Louis Otieno
Director

Louis Otieno

Mr. Louis Otieno holds a Masters of Business Administration from Long Island University and a Bachelor of Science from Mercy College (USA). He is a software developer by training. Mr. Otieno began his professional career in the USA, rising to the position of Assistant Vice President at EEC Financial Services in New York. He joined Microsoft Corporation in 1997, leading the business in Africa in different capacities for 21 years. An ICT for Development leader, Mr. Otieno promoted innovation such as the use of TV white spaces to provide high speed, affordable broadband connectivity in the unserved rural areas. He is a non-executive director at Absa Kenya Limited and chairs the boards of Airtel Networks Kenya Limited and Absa Asset Management Limited. Mr. Otieno was appointed to the board as an independent non- executive director in July 2017. He chairs the Strategy and Investments Committee and is a member of the Human Resources Committee.
Sumayya Hassan
Director

Sumayya Hassan

Mrs. Sumayya Hassan holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the University of Bristol and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from Lancaster University. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and has a Postgraduate diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. Mrs. Hassan is also a director at Takaful Insurance of Africa Limited. She was previously Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Oil Corporation of Kenya. She was appointed to the Board as an Independent non-executive director in September, 2019 and is a member of the Editorial and the Strategy and Investments Committees.
Al-Noor Ramji
Director

Al-Noor Ramji

Mr. Al-Noor Ramji retired as the Group Chief Digital Officer for Prudential PLC where he was responsible for developing and executing an integrated long- term digital strategy for the group. Before joining Prudential PLC, he worked at Northgate Capital, a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley where he ran technology focused funds. Prior to that he worked as Chief Executive Officer of BT Innovate and Design, and Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer at BT Group PLC. He then led Misys Banking PLC which was a banking software company. Mr. Ramji has served as the CTO and CIO for Qwest Communications, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and UBS (then SBC). He was the founder and CEO of Webtek Software Pvt Ltd and is on the board of Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. and Tata Motors of India. He received an undergraduate degree from the University of London and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He was appointed to the board as an independent non-executive director on 27 March 2020 and is a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and the Strategy and Investments Committee.
Richard Tobiko
Alternate Director to Mr. Stephen Gitagama, the Group Chief Executive Officer

Richard Tobiko

Richard Tobiko is the Chief Financial Officer at Nation Media Group. He holds an MBA from Warwick Business School, University of Warwick (UK), a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Option) degree from the University of Nairobi and he is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA - K). Richard’s experience spans serving in several senior executive positions, including, General Manager (Finance and Strategy) at KETRACO, Centre Leader, Sub Sahara Africa Shared Services Hub at General Electric, Finance and Administration Director at Al Jazeera Media Network and Financial Management Consultant at the African Development Bank. He is also currently a non-executive director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee at Property Development and Management (PDM). He was appointed Group Finance Director at Nation Media Group in 2018 and Chief Financial Officer in 2022.
Prof. Samuel Sejjaaka
Non-Executive Director

Prof. Samuel Sejjaaka

Prof. Samuel Sejjaaka is a partner at Sejjaaka, Kaawaase & Company, Certified Public Accountants in Uganda and also serves as the Country Team Leader/Principal of MAT ABACUS Business School. He has over 25 years’ experience in management and leadership, including governance and oversight of public interest companies, supervision of assurance functions and strategy formulation for growth. Prof. Sejjaaka is the current Chairman of the Petroleum Revenue Investment Reserve Advisory Committee, Old Mutual Investment Group Uganda Limited, Pristine Foods Limited and also sits on the Board of UAP Old Mutual Life Assurance Limited. He served as Chairman of Uganda Development Bank Limited (2012- 2018), Board Member of Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (2007-2017), and Biyinzika Poultry Industries Limited (2016-2021). Prof. Sejjaaka previously lectured at Uganda’s oldest tertiary institution, Makerere University (later the Makerere University Business School) and rose to the position of Deputy Principal (1991-2014). He was appointed as a non-executive director of the board on 1st February 2022. He is a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and Chairman of the Company’s subsidiary in Uganda, Monitor Publications Limited.
Angela Namwakira
Company Secretary

Angela Namwakira

Ms. Angela Namwakira is a Partner at Adili Corporate Services Kenya. She is a corporate governance and legal professional with close to 20 years of experience acting as Company Secretary to various multinationals of note as well as local public and private companies including small and medium-sized enterprises. She has a demonstrable track record in the areas of statutory and regulatory compliance, corporate governance, strategic planning, corporate structuring and company law and practice. She also advises on immigration related issues. Angela holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Nairobi. She is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 15 years post admission experience, a practicing Certified Secretary and an accredited Governance Auditor. She is also a Member of the Women on Boards Network (WOBN). She was appointed as Company Secretary on 1 April 2021.