Board of Directors

Dr. Wilfred Kiboro
Chairman

Dr. Wilfred Kiboro

Dr. Wilfred Kiboro (73) 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.
Dennis Aluanga
Director

Dennis Aluanga

Mr. Dennis Aluanga (50) 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. He is a non-executive director of Telkom Kenya Limited and Vivo Energy Kenya Limited. Mr. Aluanga is a non-executive director and chairs the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and is a member of the Editorial Committee.
Stephen Dunbar-Johnson
Director

Stephen Dunbar-Johnson

Mr. Stephen Dunbar-Johnson (55) is a graduate of Worth School and Kent University in the United Kingdom. He holds a Diploma (Executive Management) from 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 companys 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 Finance Director and was appointed to the Board in March 2008. He previously worked as a Finance Director with East African Breweries Limited. Mr. Gitagama is a director of the Group’s Subsidiary Companies and is a member of the Strategic Planning Committee.
Prof. Lee Huebner
Director

Prof. Lee Huebner

Prof. Lee Huebner (77) holds a Ph.D and an MA from Harvard University and a Bfrom Northwestern University (USA) and is a Professor of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. (USA). He was formerly a professor at Northwestern University and has also served as the Chief Executive Officer of the International Herald Tribune in Paris for fourteen years. He joined the board in December 1995. Prof. Huebner is a non-executive director and is the Chairman of the Nominations and Governance Committee and is a member of the Strategy and Investments Committee.
Dr. Yasmin Jetha
Director

Dr. Yasmin Jetha

Dr. Yasmin Jetha (65) holds a Masters 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 non-executive director on the boards of The Royal Bank of Scotland Ring-Fenced Bank Entities and also Guardian Media Group in United Kingdom. During her executive career, She was 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 Chairman of the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee, and a member of the Strategy & Investments Committee.
Dr. Simon Kagugube
Director

Dr. Simon Kagugube

Dr. Simon Kagugube (62) holds a Ph.D in International Humanitarian Law, a Doctor of Science of Law in Immigration, Refugees and Asylum Law and a Masters of Laws in Corporation Law, Taxation and International Trade Systems, all from Yale University (USA) and a Bachelor of Laws from Makerere University (Uganda). He is the Executive Director of Centenary Rural Development Bank Limited in Uganda. He joined the Board as an independent non-executive director in September 2011 and is the Chairman of the Board of Monitor Publications Limited in Uganda. Dr. Kagugube is a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.
James Montgomery
Director

James Montgomery

Mr. James Montgomery (52) holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Philosophy (Hons) from the University of Durham (UK). He is the director of digital development at BBC News which publishes one of the worlds leading English language websites as well as digital news and features in 29 other languages. He previously worked as an Assistant Editor for the Financial Times. Mr. Montgomery joined the Board as an independent non-executive director in September 2012 and is the Chairman of the Strategy and Investments Committee.
Prof. Olive Mugenda
Director

Prof. Olive Mugenda

Prof. Olive Mugenda (63) holds a Ph.D and an M.Sc in Family Studies, Education, Consumer Sciences and Research Methods from Iowa State University (USA), an MBA from the Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute and a B.Ed from the University of Nairobi. She was the Vice-Chancellor of Kenyatta University from 2006 until her retirement in March 2016, and has also held various senior lecturing positions at the University from 1984. Prof. Mugenda joined the board as an independent non-executive director in September 2010 and is a member of the Editorial and the Human Resources and Remuneration Committees.
Tom Mshindi
Director

Tom Mshindi

Mr. Tom Mshindi (57) is a graduate of the University of Nairobi School of Journalism and holds an AMP certificate from Strathmore Business School and another from IESE, New York. He worked for the Nation Media Group as a journalist rising to the position of Managing Editor of the Daily Nation before joining UNICEF as an editor in New York. He also served as UNICEF’s chief of communications in its Nigeria programme. He worked as the Chief Executive Officer of the Standard Media Group before taking up appointment as the Managing Director of Monitor Publications Limited and subsequently at Nation Newspapers division. Mr. Mshindi was appointed the Editor-In Chief on 5 June 2015 and appointed to the Board as an executive director in July 2016. He is a member of the Editorial and the Strategy and Investments Committees.
Wangethi Mwangi
Director

Wangethi Mwangi

Mr. Wangethi Mwangi (61) holds a Masters of Business Administration in Strategic Management from Strathmore University and a Bachelor of Arts in Literature in English and Political Science from the University of Nairobi, a Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Commincation 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. He is currently serving as a senior advisor to the African Media Initiative , a Pan African organization, which seeks to strengthen the media section to support National and Continental efforts to achieve economic growth, democratic governance and social developments. He is a member of the Media Complaints Commission of Kenya. Mr. Mwangi was appointed to the board as a non-executive director in July 2017 and is a member of the Editorial Committee.
Leonard Mususa
Director

Leonard Mususa

Mr. Leonard Mususa (64) is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and the Certified Public Accountants of Tanzania. He was the Country Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Tanzania until his retirement in June 2014 and also served as Regional Head of Risk and Quality of the PwC Assurance business covering the East African Market area. He was appointed to the NMG board as an independent non-executive director in March 2015. He is a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance as well as the Human Resources and Remuneration Committees and is the Chairman of Mwananchi Communications Limited in Tanzania. He is also a director of ARM Cement Limited and Chairman of its subsidiaries in Tanzania, a director of National Microfinance Bank Plc (Tanzania), Tanzania Breweries Limited and Reliance Insurance Company (Tanzania) Limited
Francis Okomo Okello
Director

Francis Okomo Okello

Mr. Francis Okomo Okello (67) 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 Barclays Africa Group Limited and the immediate former Chairman of Barclays Bank of Kenya. He is the Chairman of TPS Eastern Africa Limited (Serena Group of hotels and lodges). He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Strathmore Business School, Strathmore University and is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the Aga Khan University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences- East Africa. He is the Executive Director in charge of Legal and Corporate Affairs at Industrial Promotion Services (East Africa) . Mr. Okello is a non-executive director and is the Chairman of the Editorial Committee.
Louis Otieno
Director

Louis Otieno

Mr. Louis Otieno (53) 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 in 1997 and is currently the Director in the Middle East and Africa team responsible for Corporate Affairs with Microsoft 4 Africa. Mr. Otieno promotes innovations such as the use of white spaces to provide high speed, affordable broadband connectivity in the unserved rural areas. He is a non executive director at Barclays Bank Kenya Limited. Mr. Otieno was appointed to the board as an independent non- executive directors in July 2017 and is a member of the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee.
Anwar Poonawala
Director

Anwar Poonawala

Mr. Anwar Poonawala (71) holds a Master of Science (Industrial Engineering) and an MBA from the University of Iowa (USA). He joined the board as a nonexecutive director in June 1989. He has been associated with the Aga Khan Development Network for over thirty years and retired in 2006 as the director of Industrial Promotion Services based in Paris, France. Mr. Poonawala is a director of AKFED. He is a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance, the Nominations and Governance and the Human Resources and Remuneration Committees.
James Kinyua
Director

James Kinyua

Mr. James Kinyua (54) (Group Company Secretary) holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) from the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom) and a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) from York University (Canada). He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and is also a Certified Public Secretary of Kenya (CPS K) and a member of the Institute of Directors (Kenya). He is an alumni of the Cambridge University Advanced Leadership Programme. He was appointed the Company Secretary in July 1998 and is the head of the Legal and Administration department. He is a director of the Group’s subsidiary companies.