Francis Thombe Nyammo

Chairman (Non-Executive, Non-Independent)

Francis Thombe Nyammo

Chairman (Non-Executive, Non-Independent)

Hon. Nyammo joined the Board in 1977. He has extensive experience as a Director of both quoted and non-quoted companies. He also has extensive experience in banking and insurance. Hon. Nyammo was a Member of Parliament from 2007 – 2012. Hon. Nyammo holds a B.A degree from the University of London and has undergone management and corporate governance training locally and abroad.

Simon Ngigi

Group Manging Director (Executive)

Simon Ngigi

Group Manging Director (Executive)

Simon has over 20 years’ experience in Finance, Strategy, Leadership and Management. He joined Longhorn Publishers in May 2015 as the Group Managing Director. He has previously worked in Motor, Pharmaceutical and Publishing Industries

Simon holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Nairobi. He is a member of Institute of Certifi ed Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and has attended a wide range of business and management courses both locally and internationally.

Mr. Ngigi’s main objective is to drive the growth agenda at Longhorn Publishers Ltd.

Raymond Nyamweya Ondieki

Director (Non-Executive, Independent)

Raymond Nyamweya Ondieki

Director (Non-Executive, Independent)

Raymond Nyamweya joined the Board in 2004, bringing to the board his extensive experience in financial management and strategy development and implementation.

Raymond holds an MBA degree and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting Option) from the University of Nairobi. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA, Kenya) and a Certified Public Secretary (CPS, Kenya).

Mr. Nyamweya is currently Managing Partner of Rose Avenue Consulting Group.‎

Susan Omanga

Director (Non-executive, independent)

Susan Omanga

Director (Non-executive, independent)

Susan Omanga joined the Board in 2010, bringing extensive experience in marketing and brand development. Susan is the CEO and founder of Exclamation Marketing Ltd. She previously served in senior marketing positions at Colgate Palmolive, Boots Kenya, Barclays Bank, and Standard Chartered. In the past she served as a non-executive Director in the Group Board of KCB where she was also Chairperson of KCB Foundation, Director S & L Mortgages and Director KCB Uganda.

Susan also sits on the Boards of UAP-Old Mutual Holdings, and KETEPA. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management with a Minor in Advertising from Rocky Mountain College, Billings Montana, USA.

Ali Hussein Kassim

Director (Non-Executive, Independent)

Ali Hussein Kassim

Director (Non-Executive, Independent)

Ali Hussein Kassim joined the Board in February 2014, bringing to the Board extensive experience in Strategy Marketing, New media & Business Development. He is the Principal, Hussein & Associates, a Digital Transformation Consultancy, and the immediate CEO of 3mice interactive media ltd, a Nairobi based pioneer interactive agency in East Africa, Partner of Xterra Capital, founding CEO of Wunderman (Kenya). He serves as an advisory board member of DEMO Africa, the premier Africa Tech Startup launch pad and the flagship initiative of LIONS@Africa Partnership which include Microsoft, Nokia, Intel & USAID.

Ali also served as a board member at the Kenya Network and he is an occasional blogger on www.alyhussein.com

Truphosa Kwaka Sumba

Director (Non-Executive, Independent)

Truphosa Kwaka Sumba

Director (Non-Executive, Independent)

Truphosa Kwaka Sumba joined the Board in Nov 2014, bringing to the board extensive expertise in education management, corporate governance and leadership development.

Truphosa holds a M.A (Economics) in Development Administration and Management from the University of Manchester, UK and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Option) from Daystar University, Kenya. She currently is the Principal – Nairobi Campus, St. Paul’s University and also a writer/columnist for the Leadership Journal.

She is also a non-executive director of International Leadership Foundation – Kenya and
previously was board director of Life in Abundance – Kenya.

Fred Murimi

Director (Representing Centum Investment Limited)

Fred Murimi

Director (Representing Centum Investment Limited)

Fred has extensive experience in the investment industry and currently serves as the Managing Director for Centum Capital, the investment arm of Centum Investment Company Limited. He holds an MBA in Finance from United Stated International University, Africa and is an Advocate of the High Court, a Certified Public Secretary and a Certified Public Accountant.

Muigai Githu

Director (Non- Executive, Independent)

Muigai Githu

Director (Non- Executive, Independent)

Muigai Githu joined the Board in August 2015. He holds an LLB Degree from the University of Kent, United Kingdom and a Diploma from the Kenya School of Law and is a Practicing Lawyer specializing in the areas of Corporate Commercial Law and Intellectual Property Law.