Kampala- Monitor Publications Limited (MPL) has received a new member on its board of directors.
Mr Robby Muhumuza joins the company with a wealth of knowledge on local and international media and corporate governance trends.
“As someone trained in journalism, I would like to provide input in both the journalism and business sides of the company,” said Mr Muhumuza yesterday.
Having started his career as a lecturer at the Department of Literature, Makerere University between 1982 and 1987, Mr Muhumuza rose to the level of Adjunct Professor of Leadership with Development Associates International in Nigeria, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, India and Nepal, 2009-2011.
Mr Muhumuza holds a Bachelor of Arts (Literature in English) from Makerere University, Master of Science in Journalism from Ohio University, and a Master of Arts in Management and Organisational Leadership from Uganda Christian University, Mukono.
MPL Managing Director Alex Asiimwe said Mr Muhumuza has joined at time where his experience and background can help the company achieve its goals in a media industry experiencing a lot of change.
“On behalf of management, we are excited to have Robby as a member of the board, he comes with a wealth of experience in management, journalism and corporate governance, which presents an opportunity for the company to grow,” Mr Asiimwe said.
Mr Muhumuza believes in improving the quality of journalism, the company’s corporate culture, welfare of staff and increased returns on the shareholders side.
Currently, Mr Muhumuza works as a Management and Communications Consultant with the United Nations Children’s Fund in Uganda.
In the past, he has worked as communications director for World Vision Uganda between 1987-1999.
He also worked as national director for World Vision Uganda between 1999-2006.
He then served as East Africa regional director for World Vision based in Nairobi and overseeing World Vision operations in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia between 2006-2009.