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Julie Gichuru

TV Host, Africa Leadership Dialogues

Julie Gichuru is a media personality and entrepreneur with investments in media, fashion retail and entertainment. She is an Independent Director on the Boards of Brand KENYA Board and Acumen Communications Ltd and is a Fellow and Trustee of the Africa Leadership Initiative EA, she also hosts the pan African television show Africa Leadership Dialogues.

Julie's career in the media over the past 15 years has seen her work across the fields of broadcast, print and digital media. Julie has also pioneered an impressive number of television shows, from the first Kenyan investigative TV series, The Inside Story on KTN to various current affairs shows at NTV including political and current affairs programs Showdown, On the Spot, You The Jury and The People's Voice, and the celebrated news program Sunday Live and peace and reconciliation program Fist to Five at Citizen TV. Also included in this list is the celebrated post election peace specials Voices of Reason.

Through ARIMUS Media Limited Julie now oversees the production of quality African content such as Africa Leadership Dialogues, high school debate platform Great Debaters Contest and entertainment series Maisha. The Footprints Africa Foundation (FAF) has been established by Anthony and Julie Gichuru to help empower and grow healthy, dignified and informed societies in the region. FAF believes in giving people a chance to make a mark, to leave a footprint of positivity on the world. Website: www.footprintafrica.org.

Julie Gichuru is an alumni of the Harvard Kennedy School and Oxford University's Saïd Business School.

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