Isis Nyong’o to sit on Nairobi bourse board

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Nyong'o Madison.
Isis Nyong'o Madison. PHOTO/COURTESY: Kenyabuzz

Isis Nyong’o Madison will sit among the Board of Directors at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) after being appointed to the bourse as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

Ms. Nyong’o’s new position was confirmed during NSE’s Annual General Meeting last month and she is set to replace outgoing Independent Director Sharon Maviala who left the camp after six years on the company’s board.

 “Ms Madison is a business leader with over 15 years’ experience in scaling digital and media businesses across Africa. She is the founder of MumsVillage (which provides resources, support and expert advice for pregnant women and parents in Kenya) and is a principal at Asphalt & Ink,” the board order on her appointment said.

She has also served as the Vice President and Managing Director at InMobi Africa, the Business Development Manager at Google Kenya and as the Senior Commercial Manager at MTV networks Africa. She has similarly held the Marketing Manager and Senior Marketing Specialist positions at Myjobseye and Charles Schwab respectively prior to her appointment on the bourse.  

Ms. Nyong’o boasts of holding an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Human Biology degree from Stanford University.

She has been named among Africa’s 20 most influential women in technology and in January 2012, she was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

In a related event, during a special meeting of the Board of Directors of NSE PLC held on June 4, Samuel Kimani was reappointed as the Chairman of the board and Bob Karina as Vice-Chairman.

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