Najma Ismael

Najma Ismael

Independent Director

Ms. Najma Ismail

Independent Director

Najma Ismael is a seasoned multimedia journalist with over 15 years’ experience in the Media Industry. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication from the Kenya Methodist University and is recognized as one of 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL KENYAN MUSLIMS and TOP 30 MUSLIM WOMEN ACHIEVERS IN KENYA. She brings to the Authority a wealth of experience having worked at Iqra FM as a full-time radio presenter before she moved to Sound Asia FM as a news Editor and News anchor. In October 2006 she successfully joined Radio Africa’s KISS 100 FM and CLASSIC 105 FM. Impressed by her authoritative voice the Radio giant employed her as a permanent employee. Najma currently works as a senior news anchor and gender editor as well as being the External Affairs Editorial Liaison Manager at the Standard Group. Najma became THE FIRST MUSLIM WOMAN TO BROADCAST ENGLISH NEWS IN KENYA WEARING THE HIJAB. Prior to this, Najma has produced an Award Winning news feature “ALL WOMAN” that was dedicated to highlighting women issues and celebrating their social economic and political achievements. She also launched the FIRST EVER ISLAMIC NEWSPAPER SUPPLEMENT “RAMADHAN SPECIAL”. This was the first time a daily newspaper published a supplement dedicated to the Muslim community in East Africa. Najma is a local champion for women and girls’ issues. In 2019 Najma’s brand and high level of professionalism, was recognized leading her to be appointed GOODWILL AMBASSADOR FOR KENYA EDUCATION FUND (KEF) to provide deserving yet economically disadvantaged students in Kenya with free secondary education

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