R. Mumbi Gichuhi
Managing Director & Managing Editor
Mumbi Gichuhi is a seasoned publisher with over 15 years’ experience. Her mission is to use the written word to influence and to advance positive social impact.
She has led, and worked with diverse editorial and project management teams across the world. She has overseen several multi-lingual publications that have been consumed across over several African countries, and further afield, Europe and the United States.
Such publications have included industry reports, newsletters, documentaries, and books in diverse disciplines, including, tourism, economics, energy and gender equality and environment.
What gives her most satisfaction is that through these reports, she sees one aspect or other of the deep impact of SDGs, to which she is deeply committed. This is because she believes that publishing is one of the fundamental ways through which organisations, institutions and companies can communicate their contribution towards this. She is a big believer in the power of partnerships and collaborations because she is persuaded that success is a collective endeavour for the greater good of a purpose bigger than ourselves.
In addition to this, she has been a guest speaker and panelist on various forums, particularly those pertinent to women in leadership, as this is an area that is close to her heart. She enjoys a good book, music, travel and the arts. Once in a blue moon, she can be found on a course playing a round of golf.
Esther Kioko is an experienced office administrator, with excellent communication and information technology skills that give critical support to the Managing Director’s office.
Esther has more than five years’ progressive experience in administration and office operations. Being tasked with different responsibilities has enabled her to utilise her full potential from record keeping, financial planning, controlling correspondence, designing filing systems, office maintenance and much more.
She plays a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth running of the filing system of all company records, reviewing and approving supply requisitions, handling both written and oral correspondence to and within the office, ensuring office equipment is well maintained and serviced and keeping the office environment orderly at all times.
She upholds integrity and is self-driven; she enjoys exploring new places and is open to trying out new experiences.
Joyce W. Mbugu
Head of finance
Joyce Mbugu oversees all financial functions in the company. She has over seven years progressive experience in accounting and auditing having worked previously with an audit firm. Joyce places a premium on teamwork and has a deep desire to positively impact the teams she works with.
She highly values honesty and integrity and is self-driven. She has strong interpersonal skills and excellent customer relations. She also has a passion for the girl child, more so, in matters education.
Head of operations
Winnie is our head of operations, tasked with the responsibility of executing and reporting on effective processes and standards across all organisational functions: creating and implementing policies to help achieve strategic goals, and coordinating business operations to fulfil employee and client expectations. She also manages relationships with suppliers, clients and other stakeholders. Winnie also oversees compliance of all operations such as data management, business licenses, compliance and safety standards.
Winnie’s background is in communication and public relations, and she has extensive experience in inter-personal and organisational communication needs. In addition, she has over five years’ experience in team management, having worked in both management and in the development of staff, and ensuring that customer needs are met. She possesses exceptional planning and organisational skills which she has honed for over eight years working as an administrator.
She holds a diploma in Mass Communication with a major in Public Relations and Advertising from the Multimedia University College, and a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Public Relations from Moi University.
Winnie is passionate about reading to learn, unlearning and relearning and, gardening as ways of personal development.
Head of Design and Production
Patrick Waswani is a creative and multi-talented communications expert, with over ten years’ work experience. With a background in graphic design, he has extensive experience in publication and print design.
Patrick has exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills and is also a passionate creator of innovative publication designs. He is well adapted to performing in deadline-driven environments.
In his role as head of design and production at Epsilon Publishers, Patrick has successfully managed and coordinated editorial work from the raw manuscript, editing, design, and layout through to complete publications.
He works closely with clients to create the vision, conceive designs, and consistently meet deadlines and requirements. He is a dynamic team player who eﬀectively builds, motivates, and directs design and production teams. He is able to coordinate designers, consultants, and vendors to meet all project requirements. Patrick also manages operational and strategic functions at Epsilon Publishers.
Patrick has a penchant for reading and travel.
Head of Editorial
Dominic is a devoted and experienced editor in English and Kiswahili with four years’ experience in the publishing industry. He has handled a wide range of critical, technical and time sensitive academic and non-academic editorial projects ranging from curriculum based books to medical manuals.
He is also an experienced English–Kiswahili-Ekegusii translator with a passion for seeing people from different demographics enjoy language, because he believes that language plays a core part in ensuring progressive engagement.
Dominic is passionate about creating social impact and takes it as his personal responsibility to use language, his literary works, to champion for positive and sustainable conversations around recurring social issues. He is a published writer of literature work. He has written three stories; Kipenda Roho, Harufu ya Jehanamu and Bakora ya Ushirikina.
As a team leader, Dominic is motivated by both group and personal achievements. He highly attributes his ability to overcome challenging experiences to a positive attitude. This has offered him a great chance of growth in the publishing industry.
Aali Hasham is a tech savvy Geographic Information System (GIS) Professional with over eight years of local and international experience spanning over various industries and sectors. He received his GIS training in Calgary, Canada. Aali has worked in the oil and gas sector mapping pipeline data and well site logs. He also has experience in land parcel mapping with the government of Alberta Land Records Management system(SPIN).
After working in the oil and gas, and land survery sectors, Aali moved to Kenya to pursue opportunities in the research fields. Having worked for major research firms, his skills and competencies have enabled him to think out of the box and enable him to transition into any organisation in turn making them utilise GIS to make better data driven solutions.
Utilising his skills and talents have enabled him to open up new possibilities in the data and analytics field. The additional insight has enabled companies to save time and costs and at the same time make better decisions out of their data and insight.
Aali continues to pursue his career in GIS with diligence and hard work and states that “Nothing is impossible unless you have the drive and the will to succeed.”