Gitagama named Na­tion Me­dia boss

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THE NA­TION ME­DIA Group has ap­pointed Stephen Waithaka Gitagama as its new Group Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer with ef­fect from Tues­day last week.

Mr Gitagama, who has been the act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive since Fe­bru­ary 1, re­places Joe Mu­ganda, who had served in the po­si­tion from July 2015.

“The Board of Na­tion Me­dia Group PLC is pleased to an­nounce the ap­point­ment of Mr Stephen Waithaka Gitagama as the Group Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of the com­pany, with ef­fect from June 7, 2018,” said a notice signed by Group Com­pany Sec­re­tary James Kinyua.

Mr Gitagama joined NMG in Septem­ber 2007 as the Group Fi­nance Di­rec­tor from Kenya Brew­eries Ltd, where he had held a sim­i­lar po­si­tion.

A Cer­ti­fied Pub­lic Ac­coun­tant of Kenya, Mr Gitagama also holds a Mas­ter of Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion and a Bach­e­lor of Com­merce (Ac­count­ing) from the Univer­sity of Nairobi.

He is a di­rec­tor of Mon­i­tor Pub­li­ca­tions Lim­ited in Uganda and Mwananchi Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Lim­ited in Tan­za­nia, the NMG’S sub­sidiary com­pa­nies. He is also a di­rec­tor of PDM (Hold­ings) Lim­ited.

Mr Gitagama is ex­pected to steer the group through its on­go­ing shift to dig­i­tal me­dia plat­forms.

Un­der his watch, the com­pany has an­nounced a Ksh150 mil­lion ($1.5 mil­lion) in­vest­ment in a new dig­i­tal pub­lish­ing plat­form to be com­mis­sioned in the next six months.

The sys­tem called News­cy­cle So­lu­tion is the most pop­u­lar dig­i­tal plat­form glob­ally, used by 750 me­dia houses.

Mr Gitagama re­ceived the news of his ap­point­ment while in west­ern Kenya, where he was spear­head­ing the com­pany’s cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity ac­tiv­i­ties. He was at Ka­julu Pri­mary School in Kisumu County, where he do­nated text­books to the in­sti­tu­tion.

Yes­ter­day, he also held meet­ings with Kisumu Gov­er­nor Peter Anyang’ Ny­ong’o and his Kakamega coun­ter­part, Wy­cliffe Oparanya, who con­grat­u­lated him on his con­fir­ma­tion as the new NMG chief.

Pic­ture: Isaac Wale

Na­tion Me­dia Group chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Stephen Gitagama (cen­tre) and Pamella Sit­toni, the Ed­i­tor of the In­ter­na­tional Desk at NMG, when they made a cour­tesy call on the vice chan­cel­lor of Masinde Muliro Univer­sity of Science and Tech­nol­ogy, Prof...

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