Kenyan female creative is honoured as a Next Creative Leader​

By our News Team | 2021

Nairobi-based Teresa Nyamorambo Makori is Africa’s representative on Regional Honours list announced in the US recently.

Teresa Nyamorambo Makori, the Associate Creative Director at creative agency Isobar-Dentsu Kenya in Nairobi, has been named in the latest Regional Honours list for Next Creative Leaders 2021.

Now in its seventh year, Next Creative Leaders is a portfolio competition that identifies and celebrates talented women creatives who are making their mark on the world.

The competition is run jointly by The One Club for Creativity and The 3% Movement. The former exists to support and celebrate the success of the global creative community. The latter seeks to highlight the lack of female creative leadership in advertising and related industries. Both organisations are based in the US and have a global focus.

Creative awards

The One Club for Creativity

Next Creative Leaders Regional honours recognise creatives on a regional level whose work and creative vision the judges felt deserves accolades.  

Only African-based regional winner

Kenya-based Makori was the only African-based regional winner for 2021. This year’s winners’ announcement was made at the opening day of the 10th annual 3% Conference in the US city of Atlanta.

Makori explained the following about herself on the One Club for Creativity website: 

“As the only woman ACD in the East Africa region currently, I am in a unique position to be able to show other young women who are creatives that building their career and staying true to their art is possible and well within reach. 

“To this end, I co-run an internal management program with our group CEO through which I currently mentor five young ad-women on different aspects of the industry. I have spoken in different panels both online and on national TV and radio on the economic contribution of creatives, especially youth and women, to the country.

“Above that, I believe in using my power as a writer, to write stories and characters that support gender-equality narratives because these stories, in turn, influence culture, and culture influences our society. I am currently in the process of writing my first short film anchored on this mission.”

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.