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Kasenally swaps position with Eric Chinje @AMI

Dr. Roukaya Kasenally has been named to replace current Chief Executive Officer of African MediaInitiative (AMI) Mr. Eric Chinje, effective January 1, 2018, reports  ITRealms.

The chairman of the Board of Directors of the African MediaInitiative (AMI), Mr. Wale Aboderin, made this disclosure on the reconstituted Board and the new management team of the continental media organization.

Aboderin in a letter to new and outgoing members of the Board, made available to  ITRealms, underscored the importance of taking those measures that will ensure that AMI continues its mission to support the emergence of a pro-development media in Africa. The new Board, he said, will work more closely with management to generate the resources needed to scale up current programs in line with the objectives of the organization.

The reconstituted Board comprises:  Mr. Wale Aboderin – Chairman, Ms. Eugenie Aw-Ndiaye – West Africa, Mr. Omar Ben Yedder – African Diaspora (Media) , Mr. Eric Chinje – Central Africa , African Diaspora – (Representative of Multilateral Institutions), Ms. Rebecca Enonchong – African Diaspora (Technology), Ms. Julie Gichuru – East Africa , Ms. Ipeleng Selele - Southern Africa , Pr. Laeed Zaghlami – North Africa, and Dr. Roukaya Kasenally -- (Ex Officio Member).

According to Aboderin, 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.

Uj. N. Dominic/GEE

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