CEO Ian Fernandes exits Mediamax after 5 years

He moved from Nation Media to Mediamax

Mediamax CEO Ian Fernandes quits

Mediamax CEO Ian Fernandes has exited the Media house after being poached from Nation Media Group five years ago to pursue personal interests.

Fernandes, joined the media house in 2014, replacing Paul Wanyangah who had previously worked with Standard Group. Ian will be the third CEO to exit, after Granton Samboja and Paul Wanyangah.

During his stay at Mediamax, Fernandes was able to launch Kameme TV, Mayian FM, Meru FM. Emoo FM, and convert “The People Daily” into a free newspaper.

Fernandes, who is a treasurer at the Media owners Association, worked as a Managing Director (Broadcast/Digital Divisions) at Nation Media Group before heading to K24.

Production Director

He also worked with the Mombasa Road placed media house (KTN) as a Group Technical and Production Director.

Ian, who is a graduate of the University on Nairobi, started off his career as an Information Technology Consultant at KPMG, between April 1992 – November 1993.

Appointed of Peter Opondo

His exit comes barely a year after former Royal Media Services editorial consultant Peter Opondo was named the Group Editor-in-Chief at Mediamax.

“The Board of Directors and Management of Mediamax Network Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Peter Opondo as the Group Editor-in-Chief. Peter served in a similar capacity at Mediamax from 2013 to 2015 and we are glad to welcome him back. We look forward to you all according Peter the necessary support as we continue to expand and improve the news, editorial and current affairs products offered across our print, television, radio and digital brands,” the memo added.


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