The Board of Directors
Linus Gitahi, 55 is a B. Com (Accounting) graduate from the University of Nairobi and also holds a Masters degree (MBA) from the USIU. He is a fellow of the Kenya institute of Management having also done a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the same institution.
Linus was awarded an MBS by the GoK for his work in supporting the under privileged to have secondary school education through his Baraka Foundation predominantly operating from Nyeri.
Linus worked for Glaxo Smithkline consumer healthcare for 17 years rising from Product Manager trainee to group Chief Executive in GSK West Africa, a public company based in Lagos. During that time he held various positions including Marketing Director for Africa based in London, Commercial Director for near East based in Cyprus looking after Cyprus, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria and General Manager for East Africa and Indian Ocean Islands based in Nairobi.
From 2006 to 2015, he was the Group Chief Executive of Nation Media Group where the business grew its profit nearly 4 times.
Today Linus is the Chairman of Tropical Brands (Africa) Ltd, a manufacturing and distribution company and also Oxygene Marketing Communications which does PR and Strategic advice for blue chip clients like Safaricom, EABL, KCB, Tullow Oil, Sanlam etc.
Linus is also the Chairman of Msingi Foundation that seeks ways to fast track industrialisation in EA, Director of Simba Group, Allianz Insurance, DTB, Zenufa Pharma in Dar as well as FKE and KAM.
Also a Director of Porterhouse School, Countryside Dairies and Outspan Hospital and College.
Linus is also a trustee of the Management University of Africa(MUA).