Leadership Changes at the African Media Initiative: A Reconstituted Board and New Management Announced
Dr. Roukaya Kasenally, current Senior Advisor, swaps roles with CEO, Eric Chinje
Nairobi, December 22, 2017 – The Chair of the Board of Directors of the African Media Initiative (AMI), Mr. Wale Aboderin, has announced the members of a reconstituted Board and the new management team of the continental media organization.
The reconstituted Board comprises:
Mr. Wale Aboderin – Chair
The Board statement also announced the appointment of Dr. Roukaya Kasenally to replace outgoing Chief Executive Officer, Eric Chinje, who has come to the end of his term. Dr. Kasenally will head a leadership team that would include two Senior Advisors: Mr. Wangethi Mwangi and Mr. Chinje (who, at the urging of the Board Chair, agreed to stay on and support the new CEO).
In an address to staff before leaving Nairobi, Mr. Chinje recognized the dedication of a team that had worked to keep the vision of AMI alive under very difficult circumstances. “You made enormous sacrifices to keep an African dream alive,” he said, “participating in a faith project that will someday make this continent proud.”
Dr. Kasenally, who currently lectures at the University of Mauritius along with her role as Senior Advisor for Media Development, had been with AMI since its incorporation in 2010. She takes the helm of the organization with effect from January 1, 2018.