Executive Team

Joe Muganda
Group Chief Executive

Joe Muganda

Mr. Joe Muganda holds an MBA from Leicester University and a Bachelor of Science (Economics, Accounting and Financial Management) from the University of Buckingham (United Kingdom). He is the Group Chief Executive Officer and joined the board in July 2015. He has previously worked as the Managing Director of Kenya Breweries Limited and has held senior positions at British America Tobacco, Unilever and Barclays Bank. He is a director of the International Press Institute, the Africa Media Initiative, the Group’s subsidiary companies and PDM Holdings Limited, an associate Company. Mr. Muganda is a member of the Nominations, the Editorial and the Strategic Planning Committees.
Stephen Gitagama
GROUP FINANCE 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.
Tom Mshindi
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Tom Mshindi

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.
James Kinyua
GROUP COMPANY SECRETARY

James Kinyua

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.
David Kiambi
Group Human Resources Director

David Kiambi

Mr. Kiambi joined NMG in March 2014. He has over 13 years’ experience in HR leadership and management in the East African region gained mainly from the manufacturing and financial services sectors. Prior to joining NMG, Mr. Kiambi worked with NIC Bank Group as the director, Human Resource from 2006 – 2014. Before that, he worked with BAT from 1994 – 2005 in several capacities as the Group human Resources Manager responsible for BAT Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and the Horn of Africa. He was additionally the Head of HR of Bat Kenya, factory Engineer and manufacturing Manager. Mr. Kiambi holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, MBA – Employee Relations and professional certifications in various specialized areas in HR.
Michael Ngugi
Group Advertising Director

Michael Ngugi

Mr. Ngugi has been The Group Advertising Director since January 2009. He holds a Bsc. degree from Jacksonville University, Florida, US and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, General Management Programme. He has over 15 years’ experience in general management in the telecommunications, FMCG and petroleum sectors. Mr. Ngugi has previously held senior positions within the advertising and circulation functions of the group.
Rose Lutta
Group Marketing Director

Rose Lutta

Rose joined NMG in September 2014. She has over 12 years’ experience in marketing and communications in the financial and media sector. Prior to joining NMG, Rose worked with Wananchi Programming Limited. Before that, she worked at Barclays Bank of Kenya, Britam and Standard Chartered Bank, Rose holds an MBA in Marketing, an IDPM Diploma and a CIM (UK) Diploma.
Japheth Mucheke
Group Financial Controller

Japheth Mucheke

Mr. Mucheke joined Nation Media Group in 1997 from Deloitte & Touch. He has since then worked as the Group Chief Accountant and the Group Internal Audit Manager before being promoted to Group Financial Controller in June 2008. Mr. Mucheke is a certified Public Accountant of Kenya. A certified SAP Consultant and holds a bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from the University of Nairobi and an MBA from the University of Leicester (UK).
Gabriel Chege
Group IT Director

Gabriel Chege

Mr. Chege, MCSE, MCDBA, MCT, CCNA, Siemon CI, ITIL is the Group IT Director and a holder of a Bachelor of Science in Management of Information Systems. He joined the group in 2002 from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC); Global Technology Solutions (GTS) division and the industry experience spanning 15 years that has seen him work for a variety of companies within Eastern Africa.
Gideon Aswani
Group Head of Production

Gideon Aswani

Mr. Aswani holds an MBA in Finance from the University Of Leicester (UK) and a Bsc from the University of Nairobi and is a qualified mechanical engineer in 1995 having previously worked for Thomas De La Rue (K) LTD and East African Breweries Ltd. He is the Chairman of the Kenya Association of Manufactures, Machakos County Chapter.
Agnes Asiimwe – Konde
MANAGING DIRECTOR, NTV UGANDA

Agnes Asiimwe – Konde

Mrs. Asiimwe – Konde holds an MBA from the University of Liverpool (UK), a Bachelor’s Degree from MUK and is a Chartered Marketer with CIM (UK). Prior to joining NTVU as Managing Director, Mrs. Asiimwe – Konde worked for Monitor Publications Limited in Kampala and Crown Beverages Ltd Uganda where she was awarded the highest marketing share award from PepsiCo International for Africa, the Middle East and Asia. She has been voted among the top 50 women in Uganda and top 10 corporate ladies for two years in a row. She is a girl-child mentor for rising star in Uganda.
Tony Craig Glencross
Managing Director Monitor Publications Limited

Tony Craig Glencross

Tony Glencross holds a Diploma in Strategic Management from the Stellenbosch Business School, and has also pursued vocational courses in sales, professional learning, and personnel management. He is currently in the early stages of study towards an MBA degree at the University of Heriot – Watt (Edinburgh). He has worked in various management roles in the media industry in South Africa and Uganda. From 2003 to mid - 2014, he was the Chief Commercial Officer at New Vision Printing and Publishing. He joined Monitor Publications in March 2015. He was also instrumental in setting up the Uganda Media Owners Association (UMOA) and served as the chairman for three years, until June 2014.
Francis Majige Nanai
Managing Director Mwananchi Communications Limited, Tanzania

Francis Majige Nanai

Mr. Nanai has over 12 years of Senior Leadership role in sales. Marketing & General Management. He joined Mwananchi Communications Limited as Chief Operating Officer in August 2013 before being appointed to his current position in August 2014. His role entails ensuring that the business is running professionally, efficiently and profitably while maintaining market leadership kin the print media industry in Tanzania. Previously, he worked with Lafarge Tanzania as Commercial Director and as marketing Manager at Coca-Cola Kwanza. Mr. Nanai holds an MBA in Marketing and a BA in Economics (Hons).
Elizabeth Kyengo
Head of Procurement

Elizabeth Kyengo

Mrs. Elizabeth Kyengo holds a n MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Nairobi, a bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPAK), a Certified International procurement Profession (CIPP). She is a member of the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM), ICPA (K), KISM, and (IAPM).  Mrs.  Kyengo completed an Advanced Management Program (AMP) on leadership with Strathmore Business School (SBS) in 2014. She is an Alumni of Strathmore Business School and IESE university, Spain. She joined the Group in April 1995 from Coopers and Lybrand. She has held various positions within the group. She is a board member of Mumias Sugar Company Ltd and Mhasibu Runda Holdings Ltd.
Linus Kaikai
General Manager, Television

Linus Kaikai

Mr. Kaikai is the general Manager of the television division of the Nation Media Group, and also Chairman of the Kenya Editors Guild (KEG). Over the last 17 years, he has risen from an award winning reporter to an experienced television journalist, skilled interviewer, seasoned moderator, a respected editor and media manager in Kenya. He is a holder of an MA in International Journalism from the University of Westminster UK. He has worked for local (Kenyan) as well as international media organizations, including work experience stints with the BBC and CNN. Mr. Kaikai has also produced several highly rated documentaries including ‘The Rift in the Valley (2008)’, ‘The Making of a Constitution (2010)’, ‘Jomo Kenyatta’, ‘Amani Room Whispers (2012)’, ‘Across 18 Holes(2013)’, and the ‘Moi, Mwai & Muigai (December 2013)’ series on the history of power struggles in post – colonial Kenya.
Michael Walekwa
General Manager Circulation & Distribution

Michael Walekwa

Mr. Walekwa is a Commercial Professional with over 17 years work experience. He has worked in key commercial roles with FMCG companies in the region rising to the level of Director with one of the global telecom companies, (Airtel), Road Masters cycles, as the Regional Marketing Manager for  the great lakes region (East Africa & DRC/ Rwanda), Diageo (East African Breweries) as the Brand Manager and also as the divisional Sales Manager. Mr. Walekwa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and an MSC – in  Marketing from Makerere University and several certificates on strategic leadership and clientele relationship management.
Rashmi Chugh
Head of Digital, Nation Media Group.

Rashmi Chugh

Ms. Rashmi Chugh is the Group’s Head of Digital. Ms Rashmi  joined  the Group on 15th January 2016 from HT Media India, where she was the Business Head and Publisher for their news websites. She has considerable experience in Digital Media having worked in several capacities in other companies such as Business Head Livemint.com, C.O.O CMYK Multimedia, Group online Editor The Pioneer and Editor HT Estates, Hindustan Times to mention a few. She has a BSc Hons and an MSc Hons from Centre of Advanced studies in Geology, Chandigarh, India and an Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership certificate.
Clifford Machoka
Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs

Clifford Machoka

Mr. Clifford Machoka is the Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Machoka  joined NMG on January 6 2016 from British American Tobacco ECAA where he served in several positions including Regulatory Affairs Manager and more recently as Government Affairs Manager. Clifford is a lawyer by training, he has an LLM, Globalization and Law ( International Law) from Maastricht University, Netherlands and B.A, LL.B (Hons) degree from NALSAR University of Law, India.
George Ambatta
GROUP HEAD OF INTERNAL AUDIT

George Ambatta

George is a holder of Bachelor of Commerce(Accounting Option) degree from the University of Nairobi, a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya and currently pursuing his MBA. Prior to being appointed the Group Head of Internal Audit, he was the Finance Manager at Mwananchi Communications Limited (NMG’s subsidiary in Tanzania), served as the Management Accountant at the Nation Couriers Division (NCD), the Revenue Accountant and Financial Accountant at NMG among other roles within the Finance Department.