Dr. Wilfred Kiboro (76) 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.
Mr. Stephen Gitagama (54) 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.
Mr. Dennis Aluanga (53) 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 is a member of the Nominations and Governance, Strategy and Investments and the Editorial Committees.
Mr. Stephen Dunbar-Johnson (58) 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.
Mrs. Sumayya Hassan (47) 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.
Prof. Lee Huebner (80) 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 a non-executive director and is the Chairman of the Nominations and Governance Committee and a member of the Strategy and Investments Committee.
Dr. Yasmin Jetha (68) 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 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 and Remuneration Committee, and a member of the Strategy and Investments Committee.
Mr. Wangethi Mwangi (68) 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 Communication 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 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 and Remuneration Committees.
Mr. Leonard Mususa (67) 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 Resource and Remuneration Committee and the Chairman of Mwananchi Communications Limited in Tanzania. He is also a director of NMB Bank PLC (Tanzania), Tanzania Breweries PLC and Reliance Insurance Company (Tanzania) Limited.
Mr. Francis Okomo Okello (71) 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 is a member of the Advisory Board of Strathmore Business School, Strathmore University- Nairobi and is also 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 non- executive director and is Chairman of the Editorial Committee.
Mr. Louis Otieno (56) 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 board of 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 and Remuneration Committee.
Mr. Anwar Poonawala (74) holds a Master of Science (Industrial Engineering) and an MBA from the University of Iowa (USA). He joined the board as a non-executive 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.
Mr. Al-Noor Ramji (65) is the Group Chief Digital Officer for Prudential PLC where is he 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 at BT Innovative and Design, and Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer at BT Group Plc. Mr Ramji also worked in Qwest Communications, Dresdner Kleinworth Benson and Swiss Bank Corporation. He is the founder of Webtek Software Pvt Ltd and is on the board of Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. 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.
Mr. Richard Tobiko (47) holds an MBA from Warwick Business School, University of Warwick (UK) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Option) degree from the University of Nairobi. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA - K) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). He has previously worked with several local and global organizations in the manufacturing and services sector; most notably KETRACO where he was General Manager, Finance and Strategy, General Electric (GE) as Centre Leader for Sub Sahara Africa shared services hub and African Development Bank as Financial Management Consultant. He was appointed Group Finance Director in October 2018 and joined the Board as an Executive Director on 1st March 2019 and he is a member of the Strategy and Investments Committee.
Ms. Angela Namwakira (39) is a partner at Adili Corporate Services Kenya. She is a Certified Public Secretary with experience in corporate secretarial and share registration work including advising boards on corporate governance and related issues. She is also involved in the administration of board and annual general meetings. Ms. Angela holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Nairobi and is pursuing a Masters of Laws (LLM) in Tax Law from the University of South Africa. She is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over ten years post admission experience. She was appointed as Company Secretary on 1st April 2021.