Linus W Gitahi is the Nation Media Group’s Group Chief Executive Officer, since November, 1 2006. Mr. Gitahi joined NMG after a long career as a senior executive with Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline in East and West Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
Mr. Gitahi graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting major) from the University of Nairobi and later earned a diploma in management from the Kenya Institute of Management. He also holds an MBA from the United States International University.
He has been Managing Director of GlaxoSmithKline for West Africa since 2003, based in Lagos, and served the company previously in Nairobi as General Manager for Consumer Healthcare for East Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. He was also head of African Consumer Marketing and has held other marketing posts in the company, which he joined in 1989.
He is also a board member of Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE), Trustee of Street Families Rehabilitation, and Board Director of Property Development Management (PDM).