USIU-Africa Alumnus appointed as Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) chairperson

Linus Gitahi, Chairperson DTB: Photo Courtesy

By Beatrice Munyiva

Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) has named our alumna Mr. Linus Gitahi (MBA ’94) as its new chairperson. Mr. Gitahi has been serving as a director on the DTB Board and has taken over from outgoing chairperson Abdul Samji who has served the organization for the last nine years.

Mr. Gitahi was first appointed to the DTB Board in April 2017 and serves as the Chairman of Tropikal Brands (Africa) Limited, Chairman of Oxygène Marketing Communications Limited and is a Trustee of the Management University of Africa. He is also an independent Board director of Simba Corp, Outspan Hospital and Medical College as well as Allianz Insurance (K) Limited.

Mr. Gitahi previously served, as the Chief Executive Officer of the Nation Media Group and prior to that was the Group Chief Executive Officer for West Africa at GlaxoSmithKline after holding diverse management positions with the company.

Linus Gitahi served as a member of the Board of Trustees at USIU-Africa from 2011 to 2017.

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