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 member of the Nominations Committee. Dr. Kiboro is the Chancellor of Riara University and the Chairman of Family Bank Limited and Wilfay Investments Limited, a family owned enterprise.
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 investment 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 also a director of Equity Bank Limited and Vivo Energy Kenya Limited. Mr. Aluanga chairs the Risk and Compliance Committee and is a member of the Editorial Committee.
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
Prof. Lee Huebner holds a Ph.D and an MA from Harvard University and a BA from 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 the Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee and is a member of the Nominations Committee.
Dr. Yasmin Jetha
Yasmin holds a masters degree in Management Science from Imperial College, 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. Yasmin Jetha is currently a non-executive director of The Royal Bank of Scotland and also Guardian Media Group in United Kingdom. During her executive career, Yasmin held Chief Information Officer roles at Bupa and the Financial Times, where she became the Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Jetha joined the board in September 2009 and is the Chairman of the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee, and a member of the Strategy & Investments Committee.
Dr. Simon Kagugube
Dr. Simon Kagugube 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 in September 2011 and is the Chairman of the Board of Monitor Publications Limited in Uganda. Dr. Kagugube is a member of the Risk and Compliance Committee
Mr. James Montgomery 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 world’s 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 in September 2012 and is a member of the Strategic Planning Committee.
Prof. Olive Mugenda
Prof. Olive Mugenda 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 has been the Vice-Chancellor of Kenyatta University since 2006 until her retirement in March 2016, where she has also held various senior lecturing positions from 1984. Prof. Mugenda joined the board in September 2010 and is a member of the Editorial and the Human Resources and Remuneration Committees.
Mr. Leonard Mususais a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and a Fellow Certified Public Accountant (Tanzania). He was the Country Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Tanzania until his retirement in June 2014. He has served as Regional Head of Risk and Quality of the PwC Assurance business covering 9 countries, as well as the Overall Head of Risk and Quality of 6 countries comprising the East African Market area. He was appointed to the NMG board in March 2015. He is a member of the Risk and Compliance as well as the Human Resources and Remuneration Committees and Chairman of Mwananchi Communications Limited in Tanzania. He is also a director of ARM Cement Limited and Chairman of its Tanzanian subsidiaries, a director of National Microfinance Bank Plc (in Tanzania), Tanzania Breweries Limited and Reliance Insurance Company (Tanzania) Limited .
Mr. Tom Mshindi is a graduate of the University of Nairobi School of Journalism and has 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 on Managing Editor of the Daily Nation before joining UNICEF as an editor in New York. He served as UNICEF’s chief of communications in its Nigeria programme. He has 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 an Alternate 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, 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 the Chairman of Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Barclays Africa Group Limited, as well as 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) Group of Companies. Mr. Okello is the Chairman of the Editorial Committee.
Mr. Anwar Poonawala holds a Master of Science (Industrial Engineering) and an MBA from the University of Iowa (USA). He joined the board 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 Risk and Compliance, the Nominations and the Human Resources and Remuneration Committees.
Mr. James Kinyua (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.