Dr. Monica Chibita, Board Chairperson
She is an Associate Professor and Head of the Mass Communication Department, Uganda Christian University (UCU). She holds a D. Litt. et Phil. (Communication) (University of South Africa), an M.A. in Journalism (University of Lowa), and B.A/ Education (Makerere University). She served in various capacities (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor and Acting Head of Department) at Makerere University between 1994 and 2011, and has served on several boards including Uganda’s Broadcasting Council, the New Vision Printing and Publishing Corporation, the African Centre for Media Excellence, World Vision Uganda and World Vision International. Her research interests are in the broad area of media and democracy with specific interest in regulation and participation. She has published on the subjects of indigenous language media, media regulation and new media and participation. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of African Media Studies (JAMS) and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals in the field including Communication, African Journalism Studies, and African Communication Research.
Robert Kabushenga, Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Robert is a holder of a Bachelor of Laws degree from Makerere University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre, Kampala. He is an advocate of the High Court of Uganda and a member of the Uganda and East Africa Law Society. Robert joined The New Vision as CEO on January 1, 2007. He has previously served as the Executive Director of the Uganda Media Centre, Company Secretary and Legal Officer of New Vision Printing and Publishing Company as well as Legal and Administration Officer of the Monitor Publications Ltd.
Captain Gad Gasaatura, Non-Executive Director
Captain Gad holds an MSc degree in air transport management (from City University, London). He is a former Member of Parliament, a retired commercial pilot & aircraft engineer and a management consultant (specialising in organisation development). He is a Member of the governing council Institute of Corporate Governance of Uganda (ICGU) (chairman education & training committee), chairman Uganda Electricity Distribution Co. (UEDCL), and the director Diamond Trust Bank (Chairman Board Audit Committee).
Hon. Steven Bamwanga, Non-Executive Director
Hon. Stephen is a registered surveyor of Uganda with broad exposure and experience in management.He is a partner with Associated Consultants, a former member of parliament and a fellow of the institution of surveyors of Uganda who served as an executive member of the Uganda Association of Technical Professions. He is a board member of Uganda Surveyors Registration Board; chairman board of directors of Stem Computing International; chairman board of directors, Amber House Limited; chairman, Christeve (U) Limited; and Chairman Karobwa Diary Farm Limited.
Mr. Oode-Obella, Non-Executive Director
Mr. Oode holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (banking option) from Makerere University in Kampala.He was a finance officer in the ministry of finance planning and economic development since 1976 where he worked his way up to the office of assistant commissioner in 1995 which position he held till August of 2010. He has served on the boards of Kakira Sugar Works from 1992-2000; National Water and Sewerage Corporation 1988-1999; Uganda Development Bank 1992-1994; and Mehta Group of Companies 1987-1996.
Grace Dwonga, Non-Executive Director
Ms. Grace holds a bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from Makerere University and CIMA from the London School of Accountancy. She is the Executive Director, Finance – VitaFoam (U) Ltd and the former Executive Director, Finance – Uganda Industrial Properties Ltd. She currently sits on the board of directors of Vitafoam (U) Ltd as well as on the board of Uganda Industrial Properties Ltd.
Charles Tukacungurwa, Non-Executive Director
Mr. Charles holds a Bachelor of Science degree in botany and zoology from Makerere University and a Masters degree in agriculture plant breeding from the school of Agriculture of the University of Aberdeen Scotland (1979). He is a self employed consultant in agriculture and a general businessman in forex bureau, property and general merchandise business. He has formerly served in the public service for 30 years in different organizations like with the Government of Uganda, the former East African Community, the Agricultural Secretariat of Bank of Uganda and the Ministry of Finance. He is currently a non executive director on the board of NIC and a former director on the Board of Uganda Rayon Textiles with considerable experience in both private and public sectors of the Ugandan economy.
Mr. Jim Mugunga, Non-Executive Director
He is an accomplished Public Private Partnerships and Advocacy Expert with a wide range of experience of over 25 years in the communications field ranging from journalism, public relations, advocacy, public speaking, public private partnerships, preparation and implementation of communication strategies, managing departmental budgets, publications, the creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of knowledge building and management systems in the private and public sector as well as financial management. He possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills attained from practicing journalism and training at different levels. He has leadership skills that have been honed by working as the Head of Communications and Official Spokesperson of Uganda’s Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and the Privatisation Unit – opportunities that have strengthened his skills in leading a result oriented group. He has significant experience in journalism practice as well as media training within a team based culture involving planning, organisation, coordination and commitment.
Mr. Patrick Ayota, Non-Executive Director
He is a director representing the second largest shareholder of the company, NSSF. He is a holder of Master in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina, South Carolina USA and Bachelor of Science from the Liberty University, Virginia. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Diplomate in Forensic Accounting. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer at National Social Security Fund and previously worked at Barclays Bank Uganda as Retail Risk Director and Director of Finance. He is a dynamic, competent and highly motivated professional offering 18 years of unique knowledge and experience in Auditing, Financial, Risk & Strategy management in fast paced international and local environments. He has a proven record of developing and managing corporate strategies, and in developing and implementing financial and operational controls.
Ms. Robinah Kaitiritimba Kitungi, Non-Executive Director
She is a director representing the Individual shareholders of the Company. She is the Executive Director of Uganda National Health Consumers’ Organization (UNHCO), a seasoned expert on Health with over 15 years’ experience, an authority on the Rights Based Approach (RBA) and Social Accountability. She currently provides consultancy support to local and international NGOs adapting social accountability approaches. She has been involved in work in partnership with international bodies such as World Health Organization, DFID, World Bank Institute and European Union. She developed a module for social accountability published by World Bank Institute currently being used globally as a resource material. Other positions held include the National Health Policy Advisory Committee, Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Makerere University School of Public Health and Uganda National Council for Science and Technology.