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 is a director of the Group’s Subsidiary Companies and is a member of the Strategy and Investments, the Nominations and Governance and the Editorial Committees.
Group Editorial Director
Mutuma holds a Bachelors degree (BA) from Egerton University, a post graduate diploma in Mass Communication from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Arts (MA) from the University of Leeds, UK. Mutuma joined the Group in January 2005 as the Group Managing Editor for Mwananchi Communications Limited in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He subsequently held several other positions within Editorial in Kenya including Managing Editor Daily Nation, Group Managing Editor Dailies.
Group Finance Director
Mr. Richard Tobiko 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, regional and global organisations in the manufacturing and services sector; most notably KETRACO where he was General Manager, Finance and Strategy and General Electric (GE) as Centre leader in charge of Sub Sahara Africa business services hub. He was appointed Group Finance Director in October 2018 and joined the Board as an Executive Director on 1 March 2019.
Head of Audit, Risk and Compliance
Rachel Wanyoike has extensive experience in audit, financial management, risk and compliance having worked with several local and global organizations in financial and insurance sectors such as Kenindia Assurance Company where she was Head of Risk Management and Compliance; Old Mutual Kenya as Group Finance Manager-Operations; Insurance Company of East Africa as Head of Risk Management and Compliance and Ernst and Young/Consultant in the capacity of Audit Senior/Consultant. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, marketing option from University of Nairobi, Executive Management Program in Leadership and Performance Management from Strathmore Business School. She is a Certified Public Accountant-Kenya (CPA-K) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). She is also trained as an ISO Lead Auditor.
Managing Director Monitor Publications Limited
Anthony Craig Glencross
Glencross had his formation in South Africa.
He holds an MBA from the University of Heriot-Watt (Edinburgh Business School) and a diploma in strategic management from the Stellenbosch Business School, and has also pursued vocational courses in sales, professional learning, and personnel management.
Glencross worked in various management roles in media in South Africa, before coming to Uganda in 2003. He joined Monitor Publications limited in February 2015 and was promoted to Country MD for Nation Media Uganda in 2018.
Glencross was also instrumental in setting up the Uganda Media Owners Association (UMOA) and served as Chairman for three years, until June 2014.
Mr. Glencross describes himself as “a person of high integrity who values principle and stands by them; a leader who innovates and makes decisions, leading from the front and prepared to get his hands dirty, but also focussed on strategically on company growth”.
Head of External Affairs and Marketing
Mr. Clifford Machoka joined NMG in January 2016 from British American Tobacco where he served in several senior roles in corporate and regulatory affairs responsible for various countries including Indian Ocean Islands (Mauritius, La Reunion, Comoros), Rwanda, Uganda, Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Somali/Somali Land, Eritrea, South Sudan and Djibouti) and Kenya. He has experience in trade bloc management with emphasis on WTO, EAC, COMESA & AU, regulatory affairs management including general and tax policy formulation, corporate communications, media, reputation and stakeholder management. Clifford is a lawyer by training, 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.
Interim Company Secretary
Sekou Owino is currently the Interim Company Secretary and Head of Legal & Training at Nation Media Group PLC. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the University of Nairobi, a postgraduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law, and is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Certified Public Secretary in addition to being a certified Corporate Governance Trainer. Prior to joining Nation Media Group
PLC, Mr. Owino worked at Hamilton Harrison & Mathews Advocates as a Legal Assistant, and also at EABS Bank (now Ecobank Limited). He was appointed Interim Company Secretary in February 2020.