Richard Tobiko


Job Title: Chief financial officer

Company: Nation Media Group


Richard Tobiko took on the role of chief financial officer at Nation Media Group at the end of 2022.

This was after a four-year stint as group finance director at the organisation.

He has previously worked with several local, regional and global organisations in the manufacturing and services sector; most notably Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited where he was general manager for Finance and Strategy and centre leader at General Electric charge of Sub Sahara Africa business services hub.

Richard started his career as a management trainee at Tata Chemicals Magadi.

He holds an MBA from Warwick Business School, University of Warwick (UK) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Nairobi. He is a certified public accountant with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya.

Nov 2022 - Present: Chief Financial Officer, Nation Media Group
Oct 2018 - Nov 2022: Group Finance Director, Nation Media Group
Jan 2017 - Sep 2018: General Manager - Finance & Strategy, Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited
Aug 2013 - Dec 2015: Group Financial Controller, Rift Valley Railways
Oct 2012 - Jul 2013: Financial Management Consultant, African Development Bank Group
Feb 2012 - Sep 2012: Director of Finance & Administration, Al Jazeera Media Network
Jul 2011 - Jan 2012: Financial Management Consultant, Universal Corporation Limited
Apr 2008 - Jul 2010: Kenya Center Leader - Global Business Services, General Electric
Jan 2005 - Mar 2008 : Chief Accountant, Nation Media Group
Jan 2003 - Dec 2004: Divisional Management Accountant (Newspapers & Broadcasting), Nation Media Group
Nov 2001 - Dec 2002: Financial Accountant, Nation Media Group
Jan 2001 - Oct 2001: Treasury Accountant, Nation Media Group
Mar 1999 - Dec 2000: Assistant Management Accountant, Tata Chemicals Magadi
Mar 1997 - Feb 1999: Management Trainee, Tata Chemicals Magadi

2012: MBA, University of Warwick- Warwick Business School
1996: Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting, University of Nairobi

Nation Media Group
The Nation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media, which attract and serve unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. It is committed to generating and creating content that will inform, educate and entertain consumers across the different platforms, keeping in mind the changing needs and trends in the industry.

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