Lizz Ntonjira is the Global Communication Director at the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF). She is a strategic communications specialist and has vast experience managing and overseeing media relations, public affairs, media strategy in a career spanning 10 years.
The former news anchor worked for Nation Media Group for 3 years before moving to Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) as the head of the communications department. She later moved to IBM as the regional communication manager before taking up her current role at AMREF Health Africa at the beginning of 2019.
She was also recognized as the Best TV reporter on Gender and Development by the United Nations Population Awards of 2012.
Ntonjira is a recipient of the former US President Barack Obama's Mandela Washington Fellowship Award for young African Leaders in 2015. Known for her tenacity and drive within the digital space, Ntonjira scooped the best International Women in Tech award in the prestigious Women4Africa Awards in 2018.
She is currently the founder of Lizz Ntonjira Network, a platform that provides innovative, engaging, interactive and tailored training and coaching for the youth.
The network offers coaching and mentoring sessions in business and career as well as equipping the youth with the tricks of the trade in order to thrive in their career.