Muigai Githu

Director (Non- Executive, Independent)

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Muigai Githu

Director (Non- Executive, Independent)

Muigai Githu was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Longhorn Publishers Plc in August 2015.  Muigai is a Practicing Lawyer specializing in the areas of Corporate Commercial Law and Intellectual Property Law.
Muigai holds a Masters Degree in International Commercial Law, with a Specialty in foreign direct investment from the University of Kent, an LLB Degree from the University of Kent, United Kingdom and a Diploma from the Kenya School of Law.

Fred Murimi

Non - Executive Director

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Fred Murimi

Non - Executive Director

Fred Murimi was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Longhorn Publishers Plc in April 2017 and serves as the Managing Director – Centum Capital, a subsidiary of Centum Investment Company Plc. In this role, he serves as the Group’s Chief Investment Officer for Centum’s private equity portfolio spread across several sectors including Financial Services, FMCG, Power, Agribusiness, Healthcare and Education. He also sits on the board of several companies including Almasi Beverages Limited, Isuzu East Africa Limited and NAS Servair.

Fred has over 10 years’ experience in the investment industry. Prior to joining Centum, Fred worked in the investment banking industry with Dyer & Blair Investment Bank and later with Renaissance Capital as Vice President – Legal & Compliance. Fred has also worked with the Capital Markets Authority, Kenya.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B) from University of Nairobi, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from USIU–Africa and is qualified as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and as a Certified Public Secretary (CPS). He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a member of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK).

Fred is an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow. Fred chairs the Operations and Strategy Committee.

Truphosa Kwaka – Sumba

Director (Non-Executive, Independent)

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Truphosa Kwaka – Sumba

Director (Non-Executive, Independent)

Truphosa Kwaka-Sumba was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Longhorn Publishers Plc in November 2014 and is also currently a board director for the International Leadership Foundation and the Principal – Nairobi Campus of St Paul’s University.
Truphosa brings to the board expertise in leadership, HR and governance having served in both profit and nonprofit boards and in various leadership and management positions in the corporate and education sector. She is a columnist, speaker and writer on leadership and governance.
She holds a Masters in Economics degree in Administration and Management, a Post graduate Diploma in Development Administration from the University of Manchester and a Bachelors of Commerce (Accounting Option) from Daystar University. She is a member of the Kenya Institute of Management.
Truphosa chairs the Nominations, Governance and HR Committee.

Ali Hussein Kassim

Director (Non-Executive, Independent)

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Ali Hussein Kassim

Director (Non-Executive, Independent)

Ali Hussein Kassim was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Longhorn Publishers Plc in February 2014. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of FinteXX Technology – a Pan African Fintech company. He is also a Principal at AHK & Associates which is a Digital Transformation
Consultancy.
He is a Founding Member of Demo Venture, serves as an advisory board member of DEMO Africa and is also a Trustee of the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) and chairs the National BlockChain Working Group at KICTANet.
Ali also serves as a Board member in Law Africa, a leading Law Publisher in East Africa and Alive & Kicking, a social Enterprise with operations in 3 African countries. His board experience also includes a six-year term as a board member at the Kenya Network Information Centre – the .keRegistry between 2006-2012. He was the founding CEO of Wunderman (Kenya), a Global Digital top ten Agency.
Ali brings to the Board extensive experience in ICT Strategy, marketing, CRM, new media & business development in various industries and has assisted blue chip brands in East Africa (Kenya Airways, Nation Media Group, KREP Bank, Jubilee Insurance, KWFT, Gulf African Bank, Standard Chartered and Sameer Investments among others) with their digital strategies. Ali Chairs the Audit and Risk Committee.

Maxwell Wahome

Group Managing Director

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Maxwell Wahome

Group Managing Director

Maxwell Wahome is the Group Managing Director for Longhorn Publishers PLC, a position he has held since September 2018. He previously served the Company as Chief Finance and Operations Officer, a position he held for two years.
Maxwell is an expert in finance and strategy having previously worked for over 10 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nairobi and Johannesburg. He also has vast experience in the manufacturing, service, mining and FMCG sectors.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting) from the University of Nairobi. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
He is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Strategic Planning from the Heriot-Watt University (UK).

Hon F.T. Nyammo, OGW, MBS

Group Chairman

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Hon F.T. Nyammo, OGW, MBS

Group Chairman

Hon. F.T. Nyammo was appointed as the Group Chairman of the Board in 1977.
He brings to the Board extensive expertise in the areas of leadership and management and is also a professional in banking and insurance. He previously served as a Member of Parliament from 2007-2012.

Hon. F.T. Nyammo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of London and has undergone Management and Corporate Governance training locally and abroad.

Enid Muriuki

Company Secretary

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Enid Muriuki

Company Secretary

Enid Muriuki was appointed as the Company Secretary at Longhorn Publishers PLC in 2011 and is a Certified Public Secretary and a Certified Governance Auditor with 18 years’ experience in matters of corporate governance and statutory compliance.

Enid has extensive experience working with boards in the establishment of good governance structures and practices, guiding Directors and Management to better understand their roles and responsibilities under the governance framework, and advising on companies’ compliance with their constitutive documents, the Companies Act and other relevant regulations.

She is a registered member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya.

Emma Miloyo

Director (Non- Executive, Independent)

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Emma Miloyo

Director (Non- Executive, Independent)

Emma Miloyo was appointed as an Independent Director in April 2020 and is currently a Director at Kiota School. Emma is a registered Architect and founder of Design Source Limited and has vast experience in the architectural sector spanning 15 years. She previously served as the President and Vice-President at the Architectural Association of Kenya. 

Emma brings to the board her entrepreneurial and professional experience 

Over the years, she has held various positions in the Architectural Association of Kenya Architects’ Chapter and has been a member of the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors. Emma has also served on various other Boards including the Kilimani Project Foundation and Women in Real Estate. 

Emma holds a Bachelor of Architecture (First Class Honours) Degree from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology.

Thomas Omondi

Company Secretary

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Thomas Omondi

Company Secretary

Thomas Omondi was appointed as a non-Executive Director of Longhorn Publishers PLC in June 2022 and serves as a Partner, Portfolio Operations within Centum Investment Company PLC, and currently oversees implementation of value creation plans in portfolio companies.

Thomas joined Centum from Kenya Airways Ltd where he was the Director of Strategy and Performance Management and had been in the Airline industry for over 13 years in various other senior management positions including in Information Technology, Operations Control, Cargo Operations, JamboJet Airline, Human Resources and Commercial.

Thomas holds a Master’s Degree in Business and Administration (MBA) majoring in Accounting and Finance, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, both from the University of Nairobi, as well as an MBA in General Management from Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa (IESE) in Spain. He is a graduate of Executive Development Programs from Gordon Institute of Business Science-University of Pretoria, General Electric, Rolls-Royce and London Business School and is also a Certified Information System Auditor.

Dr Dancan Irungu

Company Secretary

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Dr Dancan Irungu

Company Secretary

Dr. Irungu was appointed as an Independent Director of Longhorn Publishers PLC in May 2023. He has vast experience and expertise as a practitioner and a scholar in the fields of Strategic Planning, Organization Development, Entrepreneurship and Project Management. He is the Current Dean of Graduate School, Amref International University and Director of Entrepreneurship. He is the immediate former Director of Planning and Entrepreneurship at Daystar University, and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business & Economics of the same university. He has been a technical advisor and lead consultant for projects funded by GOK, World Bank, Global Fund, USAID – KEA and European Union.

Dr. Irungu holds a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration & Management from Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, a Master’s Degree in Project Management and Planning, and a Bachelor of Education Degree in Mathematics and Business, both from the University of Nairobi.