Tom Mshindi makes come-back at Nation

A former Standard Group chief executive and veteran journalist Tom Mshindi has found his way back at the Nation Media group after being appointed managing director of Nation sister newspapers in Uganda Daily and Sunday Monitor with effect from 1st July 2007. He takes over from the outgoing MD Conrad Nkuru who has been promoted and transferred to Nairobi as Group Development Director.

Nkutu will be based in Nairobi while Mshindi heads to Kampala.

Mshindi’s appointment was made public to the staff of the Monitor Publications Ltd through a letter signed by the Chief Executive of the Nation Media Group Linus Gitahi.

Gitahi’s letter to the staff says in part “Tom Mshindi has been appointed the new Managing Director, Monitor Publications Ltd. Mr Mshindi a veteran journalist and respected editor, served as the Managing Editor of the daily Nation for nine years and as Group Managing Editor and CEO of the Standard Newspapers group.

Before the Standard, he worked as communications programmes consultant within the United Nations system in New York and Lagos, Nigeria. Lately, he has been a consultant in media relations, general management and communications. He has consulted for the World Bank, the United Nations and various other clients and helped set up Channel 2 entertainment TV station that is a joint venture between KBC and a Dubai based investor.

Mshindi is credited with turning around the fortunes of the Standard during the three years he was in charge through a business re-engineering process that brought far reaching improvements in the quality of the products and the marketing systems.

Some of the consultancies involved media research in East Africa from which he has gained useful insights in the challenges and opportunities existing in the countries and the region.

Mshindi holds a BA in political science and Literature, a Diploma in Mass Communications/Journalism from the University of Nairobi, a masters degree in international affaris from Columbia University/IESE. The changes take effect on July 1st 2007.

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One Response to Tom Mshindi makes come-back at Nation

Kenyanomics said...

This is new to me. I remember when he left in mid 90's amid rumors that his articles were empathetic to Moi's gvt.