Kenyan Woman Appointed to Lead International Media Company

  • Condé Nast's newly appointed Chief Business Officer Vanessa Kingori
    Condé Nast's newly appointed Chief Business Officer Vanessa Kingori
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  • Condé Nast, a media company responsible for the production of the famous Vogue magazine, has appointed Vanessa Kingori to head the company’s business department.

    In a statement dated September 27, 2021, Condé Nast announced the appointment of Kingori as the first Chief Business Officer (CBO) of the company’s division in the United Kindom (UK).

    The company added that Kingori was appointed due to her vast experience in the media industry, having worked with the company’s brands in the UK.

    Vanessa Kingori posing for a photo
    Vanessa Kingori posing for a photo
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    “Condé Nast today named Vanessa Kingori MBE as the Chief Business Officer, Condé Nast Britain, and Vogue European Business Advisor.

    "Kingori brings with her nearly 20 years experience in the media industry with a strong track record for digitalisation, business transformation, and change management across multiple brands,” the statement read in part. 

    In her new role, Kingori will head the commercial departments of the various fashion magazine brands.

    “As The Chief Business Officer, Condé Nast Britain, Kingori will lead the UK Commercial Teams across all Condé Nast brands including Vogue, GQ, Wired, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Tatler, Conde Nast Traveller, House & Garden, and The World of Interiors,” the statement added

    She will also be responsible for leading client relationships in all the company brands located in the UK.

    Prior to her appointment, Kingori broke the company’s history in 2017, to become the first woman to lead the business department at British Vogue.

    Kingori was also the first black publisher at the Condé Nast’s England division.

    In a statement posted on her Instagram account, Kingori expressed her optimism for her new challenge, stating that the appointment was a show of faith by the giant media company.

    "I’ll continue to lead British Vogue for good measure! Thank you for the support of everyone who believes that a girl like me deserves a seat at the table,” Kingori stated.

    A sample of the vogue magazine cover
    A sample of the vogue magazine cover
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