Africa’s Marketing Leader of the Year revealed at Nigerian awards

By our News Team | 2021

Experienced South African-based marketer Andisa Ntsubane honoured for his contribution during high-profile event in Lagos.

Chartered Marketer and Certified Customer Experience Professional, Andisa Ntsubane, has been named the Africa Marketing Leader of the Year. 

The honour was bestowed on him during the recently concluded Marketing Edge Brands and Advertising Awards of Excellence. The awards were held in Lagos.

Ntsubane has over two decades of professional experience spanning FMCG, telecommunications, banking, information communication and technology (ICT), sustainability, insurance and financial services. 

He also currently sits as the independent non-executive director of Cricket South Africa (CSA) and is Chief Marketing Officer for insurance company Old Mutual. He has worked across Africa with brands such as Cell C, Microsoft and Standard Bank.

Earlier in 2021, he was selected to be one of a hundred Global CMOs inducted onto the Institute for Real Growth (IRG) 100 Programme. He was voted by his peers as the 2021 IRG Champion.

Ntsubane also sits on various industry advisory councils and boards. These include the Forrester Global Marketing Leadership Council, Global Customer Experience Council, Monash University Executive Education Advisory Council, Brand Council of South Africa, Marketing Association of South Africa/’s Professional Designation Board. 

More recently he was appointed to the board of the Africa Advisory Council of the Global CMO Council.

Source: Marketing Edge 

Dr Kin Kariisa

Group CEO - Next Media

Dr. Kin Kariisa is an extraordinary force at the helm of Next Media Services, a conglomerate encompassing NBS TV, Nile Post, Sanyuka TV, Next Radio, Salam TV, Next Communication, Next Productions, and an array of other influential enterprises. His dynamic role as Chief Executive Officer exemplifies his unwavering commitment to shaping media, business, and community landscapes.
With an esteemed academic journey, Dr. Kariisa’s accolades include an Honorary PhD in exemplary community service from the United Graduate College inTexas, an MBA from United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya, a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Huazong University in China, and a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from Makerere University.
Dr. Kariisa pursued PhD research in Computer Security and Identity Management at Security of Systems Group, Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands. As a dynamic educator, he has shared his expertise as a lecturer of e-Government and Information Security at both Makerere University and Radboud University.

Dr Kin did his PhD research in Computer Security and Identity Management at Security of Systems Group, Radbond University in Nigmegen, Netherlands. He previously served as a lecturer of e-Government and Information Security at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda and Radbond University in Netherlands.

Dr Kin did his postgraduate courses in Strategic Business Management, Strategic Leadership Communication and Strategies for Leading Successful Change Initiatives at Harvard University, Boston USA.

  • Other current and previous roles played by Dr Kin Kariisa:
  • Lecturer of e-Government and Information Security to graduate students at Makerere University, Kampala and Radbond University in the Netherlands
  • Director of Eco Bank Uganda Limited, one of the largest banks in Africa
  • Chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters, an umbrella industry association for all Television, Radio and online broadcasters in Uganda.
  • Chairman of Board of Directors of Nile Hotel International, that owns the leading hotel in Uganda, Kampala Serena Hotel.
  • Chairman of Board of Directors of Soliton Telmec Uganda, the leading telecom company in Optic fibre business managing over 80% of optic fibre in Uganda.