Angela Ndambuki elected as first female chairperson of Kenya Association of Music Producers
The Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP) elected Angela Ndambuki as its new Chairperson on Thursday, January 12, making her the first female leader in the organization’s history.
KAMP represents the rights and interests of sound recording producers and its membership includes record labels.
Ndambuki, who also serves as the Regional Director Sub Saharan Africa at the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), was elected on a platform of transparent revenue models, greater accountability on collections, and progressive changes to improve collection management systems and revenue.
She has over 15 years of experience in Law and Intellectual Property Management.
In her maiden speech, Ndambuki promised to engage with stakeholders and policymakers to lobby against attempts by regulators to capture KAMP through illegitimate and retrogressive legislation.
“I will engage and work with my colleagues to defend our members’ rights and reject any attempts to undermine the exercise of such rights,” she said.
The new KAMP board has also pledged to prioritize effective leadership to inspire member confidence in the organization and reclaim its lost glory.
The incoming administration has also committed to establishing global networking and engagements to ensure the organization is aligned with best practices and benefits from progressive collective management regimes.
It is worth noting that the new KAMP board has the highest representation of women, with four out of seven board members being women.
Furthermore, all of the female board members have taken up committee chair positions, which is a progressive and inspiring step toward achieving gender parity.
Other board members elected include Anthony Musembi as Vice Chairperson, Suzanne Gachukia as Chair Licensing and Operations Committee, Faith Kithele as Chair of the Finance and Human Resource Committee, Monica Kibayu as Chair Audit and Legal Committee, and Geoffrey Kwatemba and Patrick Ndilangu as committee members.