The Board of Directors of the Standard Media Group PLC has announced the appointment of Thomas Omondi Achola as a Non-Executive Director with effect from March 24, 2023.
Mr Achola is a Partner, Portfolio Operations at Centum and currently oversees the implementation of value creation plans in portfolio companies including sitting in several of their Boards as an Alternate Director to Centum Investment Company PLC.
He joined Centum from Kenya Airways PLC where he was Director of Strategy and Performance Management and had been with the Airline for over 13 years in various other senior management positions including in Information technology, Operations Control, Cargo Operations, JamboJet Airline, Human Resources and Commercial.
Prior to that he worked with Uchumi Supermarkets as the Head of IT and Strategy Implementation.
He holds a Master’s degree in Business and Administration (MBA) majoring in Accounting and Finance from the University of Nairobi and an MBA in General Management from Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa (IESE) in Spain.
He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from the University of Nairobi.
Mr Achola is a Certified Information System Auditor and a graduate of Executive Development Programs from Gordon Institute of Business Science-University of Pretoria, General Electric, Rolls-Royce and London Business School.