Three years after his appointment as the Nation media Group’s Editor-In Chief, Tom Mshindi will no longer hold that position come January next year.
According to a statement from NMG’s board of directors, Mr Mshindi has up to December 31st to serve in that position after which he will be ‘retrenched’.
“The board of Nation Media Group wishes to announce the retirement if its Group Editor in Chief and Executive Director, Mr Tom Mshindi with effect from December 31 2018.”
Mr Mshindi, through his professionalism and focus, he served in various roles including as a journalist and later managing editor of the Daily Nation, Managing Director of Monitor Publications Ltd (Uganda), Managing Director of Nation Newpapers Division and Chief Operating Officer.
“The board notes with appreciation that he has been a key player as the company embarked on its transformation journey to transition from a purely legacy platform media house into an on-line first digital content of the 21st century.” A statement from NMG’s Group Chairperson Mr Wilfred Kiboro said.
Mr. Tom Mshindi (57) is a graduate of the University of Nairobi School of Journalism and holds an AMP certificate from Strathmore Business School and another from IESE, New York.
Over the years, he also worked for the Nation Media Group as a journalist rising to the position of Managing Editor of the Daily Nation before joining UNICEF as an editor in New York.
He also served as UNICEF’s chief of communications in its Nigeria programme. He worked as the Chief Executive Officer of the Standard Media Group before taking up appointment as the Managing
Director of Monitor Publications Limited and subsequently at Nation Newspapers division. Mr. Mshindi was appointed the Editor-In Chief on 5 June 2015 and appointed to the Board as an executive director in July 2016.
He is a member of the Editorial and the Strategy and Investments Committees.