Former Tatuu member Angela Ndambuki appointed Regional Director of IFPI

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Former member of girl band Tatuu, Angela Ndambuki has been appointed the Sub-Saharan Regional Director of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

In her new role, ms. Ndambuki will work across the region’s 46 countries to promote the value of recorded music, campaign for the rights of record producers and expand the commercial uses of recorded music.

IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide,  opened its first regional office in Sub-Saharan Africa (S-SA) based in Nairobi.

Commenting on the creation of the regional office IFPI Chief Executive Officer, Frances Moore, said: “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. 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. We would also like to thank Rob Hooijer whose work as the Regional Coordinator has helped us expand our presence in the region and laid the groundwork for the opening of our office in S-SA.  We look forward to continuing our cooperation with him.” he said

Ndambuki takes on the regional role immediately, moving on from her position as Chief Executive Officer at the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI); East African state’s nationwide trade lobby and member of the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC).

Commenting on her appointment, Ndambuki stated: “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.”

Ndambuki has extensive experience in strategic decision making and leadership and holds a Master of Laws Degree in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Edinburgh and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Nairobi.

Moments after her appointment was made public, the Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP) took to twitter to congratulate miss Ndambuki.

“CONGRATULATIONS to Ms @AngelaNdambuki on being appointed as @IFPI_org Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa. The newly opened office based in Nairobi will cover the region’s 46 countries” tweetd KAMP

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