Linus Gitahi

Mr. Linus W Gitahi is the Nation Media Group’s Group Chief Executive Officer, effective November, 1 2006. Mr Gitahi joined NMG after a long career as a senior executive with Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline in East and West Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

Mr Gitahi, 49 graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (accounting major) from the University of Nairobi and earned a diploma in management from the Kenya Institute of Management. He also holds an MBA from the United States International University.

He had been Managing Director of GlaxoSmithKline for West Africa since 2003, based in Lagos, and served the company previously in Nairobi as General Manager for Consumer Healthcare for East Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. He was also head of African Consumer Marketing and has held other marketing posts in the company, which he joined in 1989.

Mr Gitahi is a board member of International Press Institute (IPI) board member of Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE), board member of Property Development & Management Ltd (PDM), Chairman of Africa Investment Bank, Governor Kenya Private Sector Association (KEPSA), Fellow of the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM), Board member of Media Council, Member of Media Owners Association, a Trustee of Street Families Rehabilitation Trust Fund, a Trustee of Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) and a Holder of the Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS).

Last Modified: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:53:54 SAST