Don Wanyama appointed Vision group CEO

Tuesday April 13 2021
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Mr Don Wanyama. PHOTO/ COURTESY

By Job Bwire
By Jacobs Odongo Seaman

Senior Presidential Press Secretary, Mr Don Wanyama has been appointed as the chief executive officer Vision Group, replacing Mr Robert Kabushenga who retired early this year.
Vision Group chairman, Mr Patrick Ayota, announced the decision of the Board to appoint Mr Wanyama as managing director and CEO of the company on Tuesday.

Mr Kabushenga in January this year said he had opted for early retirement from the company citing personal reasons.
“This is to let you know that for personal reasons I have asked the Board for an early retirement and this has been accepted,” Mr Kabushenga was quoted as having said in a statement.

He said he was moving on to full-time coffee farming at his Rugyeyo farm in Wakiso district after leaving the company which he had headed as CEO since January 1, 2007, after replacing William Pike. 

Background

He joined the Daily Monitor in 2008 as an assistant chief sub editor having worked at New Vision as a junior sub editor.

In 2009, he was promoted to a deputy chief sub editor and a year later named chief sub editor. In May 2013, he was named managing editor for daily editions.

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In 2015, he left Daily Monitor and was appointed special media assistant, Office of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) chairman (President Museveni).

In 2016, he was appointed political editor New Vision before he joined State House in the same year, as Senior Presidential Press Secretary.

Mr Wanyama’s career journey in brief

2007 - Junior Sub Editor, New Vision

2009 - Deputy Chief Sub Editor, Daily Monitor

2010 - Chief Sub Editor, Daily Monitor

2013 - Managing Editor, Daily Monitor

2015 - Special Media Assistant, Office of NRM Chairman

2016- Political editor New Vision

2016 - Senior Presidential Press Secretary, State House

2021 - Chief Executive Officer, Vision Group


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