Team

Allan Muniu Operations Manager

Allan Muniu

Operations Manager

Allan Muniu is a finance, accounting and administration guru. He has served as a manager across various industries, managing financial reporting, consolidation, financial analysis and guiding senior executives into making sound business decisions in the short and long-term. Previous roles have included working as an Administration Manager for Solvochem East Africa and as an Audit Manager at SB & Company LLC in the United States. He also held the role of Account Specialist at AON Risk Services. Allan holds an MSc in Accounting and Taxation from the University of Baltimore and a BSc in Finance, with a specialization in Business Administration from Towson University in the United States of America.

Board of Directors

Laila Macharia

Managing Director

Laila is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, previously the Founder and CEO of Scion Real, a property investment company based in Nairobi. Laila has vast experience managing multi-currency portfolios and transactions in the United States and East Africa and is currently a director at Barclays Bank of Kenya and at Centum, a listed private equity firm. Her previous experience includes Clifford Chance (New York), Global Fund for Women (San Francisco Bay Area) and USAID-East Africa. Laila holds a BA in Planning & Public Policy from the University of Oregon, a JD and LL. M from Cornell Law School and a JSD (Doctorate in Law) from Stanford University in United States of America.

Wilfred Kiumi

Founding Director

Wilfred is the founder of Jamhuri Film & Television Academy, the predecessor of ADMI. As a director at Farsight Productions, a production, and rental facility based at Film Studios in Nairobi, Wilfred gained more than 15 years’ experience in the Kenyan film and television industry. He has worked for global production companies like MTV, CNN, EDGE, SPANK, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel and National Geographic. Wilfred has a Masters in Film Distribution & Marketing from Birmingham City University in the United Kingdom. Wilfred is also the team leader to our sister brand Africa Digital Media Studios – ADMS a company geared towards creating and distributing high-quality African content to audiences all over the world. His vision has always been to train, create and distribute.

Mugo Kibati

Director

Mugo is the current Group Chief Executive Officer for Telkom Kenya. Former roles include Group CEO of Sanlam Kenya PLC, Director General of the Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat in Kenya, Group Chief Executive Officer of East African Cables and Technical Marketing Manager (VoIP) at Lucent Technologies in New Jersey (USA). Mugo holds a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Moi University in Kenya. In addition to this, Mugo holds a Master’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA (Business Finance) from George Washington University in the United States of America.

Ross Franks

Director

Ross is Producer and Head of the Puppet Making Workshop and Art Department at Buni Media in Nairobi. Prior to joining Buni Media, he was the Managing Director of Nautilus Productions, a venture capital-funded TV animation production house in Cologne, Germany. He has also worked as Head of Workshop & Special Effect for TV production company GUM GmbH, Cologne, Germany and as a lecturer at the Plymouth College of Art & Design in Plymouth, England. He holds a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Tasmania, and was awarded a D.A.A.D. Scholarship to study at the HdK (now the Berlin University of the Arts).

Freddy West

Director

Freddy began her career in media and marketing at WPP, Scangroup’s parent company. She has founded, grown and led organisations in Europe and Africa. Most recently Freddy co-founded an education & talent development company here in Kenya.  Before that, she built an e-commerce company in the UK. Prior to this Freddy ran a Kenyan technology company and chaired AVP, a global NGO focused on education & talent development. She is currently working with CDC, the UK’s development finance institute. She is also an advisor to an investor in Nova Academies, Spire Education and ADMI (Africa Digital Media Institute).

Freddy holds a BA from Oxford and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Chris Foot

Director

Chris has more than 15 years’ experience in business, media and charity. Among other roles, he served as a morning radio host on Capital FM in Kenya and also hosted the TV cook show Off the Menu. He has served on the Board of the 600-strong, elite Turi School since 2007 and is currently the Chairman of the Kenya Film Commission. He holds a BSc. Hons. Degree in Environmental Biology from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and is a fully-qualified solicitor in the United Kingdom.

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