Don Wanyama – Chief Executive Officer / Managing Director
Don joined the Company as CEO in May 2021. He is a trained teacher, journalist and communications expert. He holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Makerere University and a Master of Arts in Journalism and Communication from the same university. He has also attended managerial courses at Strathmore Business School in Nairobi, Kenya and Poynter Institute in Florida, USA. He has 15 years’ experience in media and communication.
Gervase Ndyanabo – Deputy Managing Director/Company Secretary
Mr. Ndyanabo joined Vision Group in 1989 as an Internal Auditor. He became Chief Internal Auditor in 1995 and then Company Secretary in 2005. Gervase holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from Makerere University and an MBA from Edinburgh Business, United Kingdom. Gervase is a Certified Public Accountant and is a Certified Internal Auditor. He is a member of the Institutes of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda and Kenya, and The Global Institute of Internal Auditors.
Augustine Tamale – Chief Finance Officer
He is a Certified Public Accountant of Uganda, a Fellow of the Chartered Certified Accountants of United Kingdom, holds an MBA from Makerere University and a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) Degree from Makerere University. Augustine has 20 years experience of financial accounting including Strategic Planning and Project Management, preparation of final accounts and Annual report, portfolio investment, management, appraisal, analysis and advisory, due diligence surveillance, budget preparation, control, management, monitoring and evaluation, working capital and revenue management, cash flow forecasting and management, tax planning and management, non-current assets and inventory management, internal control design and management and systems designs and automation. Augustine has previously worked with Oscar Industries, New Vision Printing & Publishing Co. Ltd and Makerere University. He currently serves on the Board of World Trumpet Mission.
Peace Kabatangare – Chief Internal Auditor
Peace holds an MBA from the Edinburgh Business School, Heriot Watt University and a Bachelor of Science in Land Use and Management from Makerere University. She is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (Uganda chapter) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK). Peace has experience in internal audit, external statutory/financial audit, risk management and financial reporting. She previously worked with EY Global, Lafarge Holcim in Uganda and aBi Trust and Finance.
Barbara Kaija – Editor in Chief
She joined the New Vision in 1992 as a sub-editor trainee and rose through the ranks to Deputy Features Editor and then Features Editor, a position she held for ten years. In 2006, she was appointed deputy Editor-in-Chief and in April 2010, she was promoted to Editor-in-Chief. She holds a Masters Degree in Journalism and Media studies of Rhodes, South Africa and a post graduate Diploma in Practical Journalism from the Thompson Foundation, Cardiff, United Kingdom. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education of Makerere University and a Masters Degree in Education from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Mrs. Kaija is a World Editor Forum Fellow of the International Journalism Exchange 2007. Her specialist is in development journalism and she has coached and groomed many journalists in Uganda towards this. In 2012, Barbara received the National Jubilee Award in recognition of her contribution to the media in Uganda. Her current responsibilities include overseeing the editorial strategy and journalistic standards of the Vision Group media platforms.
Gloria Kaitesi – Chief Human Resource Officer
Gloria joined Vision Group as Human Resource Officer in 2007 and has since grown through the management ranks to appointment as Chief Human Resource Officer in November, 2014. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Makerere University and a post graduate diploma in Human Resource Management. She is GPI (Glowinkowski Prediposition Indicator) accredited and a Member of Human Resource Managers Association of Uganda.
Hope Nuwagaba Mugyenyi- Head of Sales
Hope holds a Master’s in Business Administration from ESAMI UNIVERSITY and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Social Administration from Makerere University . She has experience of over 18 years in Sales Management and has risen to different sales managerial positions to the current position as Head of Sales. She previously worked as a research assistant for Steadman & Associates before joining Vision Group.
Bill Tibingana – Head of Broadcast
Bill Tibingana has worked with radio for the past 13 years with over eight radio start-up projects. He started out at as a research officer at Capital FM back in 1998 while studying Business Computing at Makerere University Business School and rose through to Program Director in 2004. He later joined Vision Group in 2007 and administered the establishment and integration of five radio stations into the group. He studied Commercial Radio Programming at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School in 2003 and has fellowshipped at various stations around the world including Kenya, UK, Germany, USA, Belgium and Australia.
David Semugga – Head of Operations
Mr. David joined the Company in 1991 and served as Assistant Technician and rose through the ranks to become the Head of Engineering in 2007, a position he held for nine (9) years and is currently the Head of Operations after being promoted in 2016. David is a holder of a Masters of Business Administration (Management) from Nkumba University and a Bachelor of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from Kyambogo University.
Umar Luyimbazi – Head of Printing
Umar joined Vision Group in July 2011 as a Risk Officer. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics from Makerere University and is currently pursuing an MBA from Edinburgh Business School, United Kingdom. He has experience in budgeting, audit, risk management, taxation, public procurement and strategy development.
Umar has previously served Vision Group as Manager Procurement and as Risk & Strategy Officer.