The International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has appointed a Kenyan, Angela Ndambui as the Middle East and Africa Regional Director in its regional office in Nairobi-based Sub-Saharan Africa.
This is the first IFPI regional office in Africa.
Ndambuki’s new role will be in 46 countries in Africa and the Middle East. She will promote the value of recorded music, campaign for the rights of record producers and expand the commercial use of recorded music.
Frances Moore, Chief Executive Officer of the IFPI Regional Office commenting on Ndamuki’s appointment said IFPI has a special focus on Sub-Saharan Africa in regard to music.
“Sub-Saharan Africa has an incredibly exciting and diverse music landscape. The opening of our office in Nairobi demonstrates IFPI’s focus and commitment to Sub-Saharan Africa and will enable us to better champion issues affecting the local recording industry and support the further development of the music market in these countries,” he said.
“I’m delighted that Angela is joining the Global IFPI team to spearhead our work in the S-SA region and support its growing recording industry
Angela is enormously talented and comes with a wealth of experience,” he added.”
Before her appointment to IFPI, she served as the Chief Executive Officer at the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI).
KNCCI is an umbrella body for businesses entities in the country – micro, small and medium enterprises and corporate entities within the private sector.
She will take up the position immediately.
Ndambuki excitedly said that she is looking forward to her new role.
“I am looking forward to working on strengthening the copyright industry in S-SA, both in policy and operations, especially in light of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area,” she exclaimed.
She holds a Master of Laws Degree in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Edinburgh and a Law degree from the University of Law.