Solomon Mugera former BBC Head of Africa and a well known/ respected Kenyan amongst Kenyans resident in the UK has been appointed director of communications and external Relations for the regional financial institution, the Africa Development bank.
According to the Presser from Afdb, Mr. Mugera joined the BBC in September 1998 and worked with various departments of the corporation. He was appointed Editor of the BBC Swahili service in 2006. Five years later, he became the first African to head the African region of the BBC World Service. In September 2015, he was promoted to the position of Senior Leader. Before joining the BBC, Mr. Mugera worked with the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation and the privately owned Kenya Television Network.
As Director, Communication and External Relations, Mr. Mugera will contribute to building financial and political support for the African Development Bank Group and strengthen the Group’s role as a global thought leader on Africa’s most pressing development challenges. He will manage corporate communications and external relations with key stakeholders, including media, civil society, foundations, the private sector, African countries, and international organizations. Mr. Mugera will also be responsible for internal communication and engagement with Bank Group staff. He will lead the Bank Group’s messaging and global strategic media relations.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Mugera said: “It is an honour to work for the African Development Bank Group and support its vision for the continent. This is an institution that is leading Africa’s effort to transform itself and make a real difference to the lives of millions of its people. The Bank has the talent, the expertise, knowledge and the story that needs to be told across Africa and to a global audience.”