Former Safaricom Communications Manager appointed VP of Comms at Wikimedia Foundation

April 5, 2018
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Kui Kinyanjui joins Wikimedia Foundation as the Vice President of Communications.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 5 – Former Head of Corporate Communications for Safaricom Limited, Kui Kinyanjui has been appointed as the Vice President of Communications at the Wikimedia Foundation.

Kinyanjui joined the Foundation in March 2018 after leading corporate communications for Safaricom Limited one of the leading mobile network operators in Africa and one of Kenya’s leading companies, providing mobile and banking services to more than 28 million Kenyans.

As Vice President of Communications, Kui will oversee the Foundation’s traditional and digital communications efforts.

She will be responsible for overall media positioning and coverage, crisis communications, extending digital media strategy and presence, and supporting executive leadership with effective and clear public communications.

Kui’s has previously worked for Business Daily and other platforms within Nation Media Group – the largest independent media organization in Eastern and Central Africa, and has written for a number of African and international titles.

She has also worked in communications for Ogilvy PR Worldwide and IBM’s Growth Markets Unit.

“Information has the power to enlighten individuals, transform societies and empower communities. The Wikimedia movement is so much more than a suite of websites, it is a portal to a more equitable world for an increasing number of audiences globally” said Kui.

Through this and her work in her previous role with IBM, Kui has been instrumental in communicating new technologies and innovations to millions of people across multiple languages and cultures.

She has developed more than 18 years experience in helping bridge cultures through open communications and making technology platforms more approachable through targeted outreach.

.“Kui brings deep communications skills, an incredible wealth of knowledge around emerging markets, and a true commitment to engaging interactions to her work. I am thrilled to have her passion to reach beyond English-speaking audiences in our organization and movement communications.” said Chief Creative Officer Heather Walls.

The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that supports Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects.

Together, Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects are visited by more than a billion unique devices every month.

The Wikimedia Foundation is driven by its mission to build a world in which every single person can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.

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