Executive Team

Stephen Gitagama
GROUP CEO

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 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.
Mutuma Mathiu
Group Editorial Director

Mutuma Mathiu

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.
Richard Tobiko
Group Finance Director

Richard Tobiko

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.
Oliver August
Chief Technology & Innovation Officer

Oliver August

  Oliver August holds a BA (Philosophy, Politics and Economics), an MBA from University of Oxford and an MA in International Relations from City University of London. He has over 20years of experience working with leading media, digital and technology organizations. Oliver started his career at The Times of London where amongst other roles served as Bureau Chief in New York, Beijing and Baghdad. He also worked at The Economist Magazine as the Africa Editor. He also held product development and leadership roles at Viaplay, the premium online video streaming service and a leading on-demand streaming service in the Nordic region and the Baltics as well as at HelloFresh, the leading global meal kit provider. Prior to joining NMG, he served as the CEO at Mawingu Networks, a company committed to growing availability of data infrastructure in developing countries through provision of low-cost broadband at scale.  
Rachel Wanyoike
Head of Audit, Risk and Compliance

Rachel Wanyoike

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.
Anthony Craig Glencross
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”.
Clifford Machoka
Head of External Affairs and Marketing

Clifford Machoka

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.
Sekou Owino
Interim Company Secretary

Sekou Owino

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.
Monicah Waceke Ndung'u
Head of Broadcasting & Executive Director - Transformation

Monicah Waceke Ndung'u

Monicah Waceke Ndung’u, is currently Head of Broadcasting at Nation Media Group. Prior to joining NMG, she was the General Manager for Kwese Free TV Kenya Limited. She has worked with Kenya Broadcasting Corporation and Uganda Broadcasting Corporation in programming partnership building, change management and product development. Monicah is a Chevening Scholar, a holder of an MA degree in Communication from The University of Westminster (UK) and Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Electronic Media) Daystar University and other media related professional certifications.  
Philbert Mdindi
Head of Marketing

Philbert Mdindi

Philbert holds a Masters of Business Administration (Marketing Major & minor in Strategic Management) from the University of Nairobi, Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing and a Bachelors of Science Degree- Biochemistry and Chemistry. He joined NMG from Absa Bank Kenya PLC where he served in the capacity of a Marketing Manager, Brand and Citizenship. Prior to that, he worked with Barclays Bank as the Marketing Manager. He also worked with Safaricom Limited as a Brand Manager.    
Jane Muiruri
Head of Human Resources

Jane Muiruri

Jane holds an MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Nairobi and is a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM). Prior to this role, she served as the Senior HR Manager responsible for the Editorial, Advertising and Production departments at NMG. She previously worked for Nestlé Kenya Limited as HR Business Partner, East Africa Cluster. She is a Prosci Change Management practitioner through Cedar Africa Group, a Certified Executive Leadership Coach through CDI-Africa Coaching Group, and an Adjunct Coach at Strathmore University Business School.