Media personality Abubakar Abdullahi has officially stepped down as the CEO of TV47 after serving the station for four years.
In a statement, Abdullahi announced his departure from the media space to pursue other interests. Abdullahi had initially served as the station’s Chief Editor before taking over the role of CEO after the exit of his predecessor Eugene Anangwe.
Under Abdullahi’s leadership, TV47 made significant strides in Kenya’s competitive media landscape and was ranked as the fastest-growing TV in the country. The station is owned by Cape Media, a firm established by Prof. Simon Gicharu, the founder of Mt. Kenya University.
Abdullahi expressed his gratitude towards the company and his colleagues for their instrumental role in his growth as a journalist and manager. He also stated that his philosophy was to create a humane company that prioritizes the interest of its staff members.
“It has been a lifetime honour and privilege to serve as your chief Editor and subsequently as your Chief Executive officer for the last four years. When I took over the leadership of the company we deeply love, I made a commitment that we will fight for our spot in Kenya’s competitive media landscape. I am proud that we have made tremendous progress together. We were ranked the fastest-growing TV in Kenya and our numbers continue to grow,” he wrote.
Ken Otwenyo, a seasoned media personality who has previously worked with Nation Media Group, Royal Media, and Standard Group Limited, succeeded Abdullahi as the new CEO of TV47.
Abdullahi’s departure from TV47 marks the end of an era for the station. However, his contributions to the company’s growth and success will always be remembered.