The Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK) members elected a new board of directors at its Annual General Meeting held on April 28th, 2023. Ms Zuhura Odhiambo was elected the MSK chairperson, taking over from Mr Charles Kariuki. She will be deputized by Mr Michael Ogillo.
Other board members include Joel Chacha, Christopher Madison, Fred Otieno, Flavia Othim, and Julia Sungu, who will serve as corporate member representatives. Jane Nzomo, Dr Lydia Mwai, Steve Abeka, Jackson Gevera, and Lucia Musau will serve the board as full member representatives, whereas Mukui Mbaluka and Javan Otieno will serve as associate member representative and student member representative, respectively.
Accepting the new role, Ms Odhiambo said her focus will be on executing MSK’s strategy to ensure the society is effectively positioned for its mandate. “We are honoured to be entrusted with leading the Marketing Society of Kenya. We will work tirelessly to promote the marketing profession and contribute to the growth and development of the marketing industry in Kenya,” Ms Odhiambo said.
She expressed confidence that MSK will continue to play a leadership role in the industry, noting that the new board should focus on improving the society’s profile, besides growing its membership and revenues.
Welcoming the new board of directors, Marketing Society of Kenya Chief Executive Officer Edward Oswe said the Society is committed to advancing the practice and profession of marketing in Kenya.
“The new members bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the organization and together, will work to enhance MSK’s profile as the leading professional body for marketers in Kenya,” Mr Oswe said. With the new board in place, MSK will continue providing its members with industry insights, networking opportunities, and professional development resources.”
The Marketing Society of Kenya is the national umbrella body for all marketers in Kenya whose key mandate is to empower and regulate the marketing industry by creating policy that governs marketing, education and training of professionals, corporate organizations and entrepreneurs.