Linus Gitahi is a Kenyan businessman and executive. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Boards of Home Afrika, Diamond Trust Bank Group, AIB Capital Ltd, Oxygene Communications Limited, and Tropical Brands (Africa) Limited. He is a member of the boards of Simba Corp, Brand Kenya Board, Property Development & Management Ltd, International Press Institute, African Media Initiative, and Allianz Insurance Co. of Kenya Ltd. He is also the founder of the Baraka Foundation. He previously served as the Managing Director of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Plc and the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nation Media Group.
Dr. Tendai Mhizha is currently leading the transformation of AllAfrica Global Media as their Senior Advisor and Summit Director. As a global management Consultant, she is a board-level leader as well as a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in Pan-African strategy, general management, marketing, branding, market research, media communications and leadership. She leads a 30-year-old Pan-African market research agency, Research Bureau International, and is the founder and Chief Inspirer of Integra Africa, offering unique TRRibe programs (Talent Retention and Return- through Internal Brand Engagement). Tendai Is also a senior lecturer on the adjunct faculty of the Gordon Institute of Business science, GIBS, University of Pretoria in South Africa and she is an avid public speaker.
Amadou Mahtar Ba is Co-Founder & Executive Chair of AllAfrica, the largest distributor of African news and information worldwide. He sits on several boards and has participated in prestigious working groups including the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment and the World Economic Forum Network of Global Agenda Councils. He is the recipient of many distinguished awards & recognitions including New African Magazine’s “100 most influential Africans”. Forbes listed him among the “top 10 most powerful men in Africa” and Reputation Poll International included him on its “100 Most Reputable Africans”.