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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,25TH JUNE 2019-Former Editor-in-Chief and Executive Director at Nation Media Group Tom Mshindi has been appointed as the chairman of AAR Insurance Board of Directors.
Mshindi brings in many years of experience from his stellar career cutting across journalism, media and development communication both locally and internationally.
The new chair holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication from the University of Nairobi, and two Advance Management Programme certificates from Strathmore Business School and from IESE Business School in New York, among other professional qualifications.
He takes over from Kiprono Kittony who is retiring having served in the position for six years.
Appointed alongside Mshindi was Beatrice Soy who becomes a non-executive director. She is a former Human Resource Director at Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (Kengen).
She brings experience from the public sector having worked for over twenty years in leading government agencies.
Mshindi had left the Kimathi Street-based media house in December of 2018 when he retired after 24 years of service.
During his tenure at NMG , Mshindi rose through the ranks starting off as a journalist, and later became the Managing Editor of the Daily Nation.
He also held the positions of Managing Director at Monitor Publications, an NMG subsidiary in Uganda, Managing Director of Nation Newspapers Division and Chief Operating Officer.