LIZZIE CHONGOTI APPOINTED NEW CEO OF KENYA FILM COMMISSION (KFC)
Ms. Lizzie Chongoti has been unveiled as the new CEO of the Kenya Film Commission (KFC).She succeeds Caroline Kittur who has been CEO in acting capacity for 5 months now.
Lizzie started her tenure effective June 5th having worked with KFC as the Head of Programmes from October 2008 to October 2010, during which time she acted as CEO for a period of ten months. Lizzie has over twenty years’ experience developing and implementing programmes, with recognized personal strengths in strategic thinking and leadership having worked at the helm of International, Government and Non-Governmental Organizations.
As CEO, Ms. Chongoti will direct all film development, marketing services, financing, and general office management activities.
“I’m excited to be returning to KFC and honored to be leading such a talented group of people at such an exciting time for the commission as we continue to grow and remain always adaptable, motivated, responsive and open to new ideas”, said Lizzie.
As the national body on film marketing matters, the commission has been keen to get in new blood that can champion its pursuit to ensure that the film industry is devolved to all 47counties and thereby establishing county level KFC offices to promote devolved filmmaking and the associated economic benefits.
“I am thrilled to have Lizzie as the CEO who I know to be talented and thoughtful,” said Chris Foot, the Chairman of KFC Board of Directors. “After a thorough and deliberate selection process, the Board of Directors is delighted that Lizzie will lead KFC as we navigate through the evolving and
expanding landscape of film and TV. Lizzie has a thorough understanding of the needs of our film makers, and I have no doubt that she is the right person to take the helm at KFC as the commission enters its 9th year.”
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