Dorothy GhettubaDorothy Ghettuba


Kenya

 

Occupational Information


Occupation: CEO

Occupational PositionCEO & Co-Founder of Spielworks Media

Professional History


Dorothy Ghettuba is the Co-founder and C.E.O of Spielworks Media Ltd - an East African regional leader in content creation, production, distribution and broadcast. In six and a half years since its inception, Spielworks has produced award winning properties; 15 Television Shows, 10 Web series, and over 41 original African movies for the Television, Mobile, Web and Video On Demand platforms.

In April 2019, she was appointed by Netflix as the Manager, International Originals for Europe, Middle East and Africa, where she will be based in Amsterdam.  This is in line with Netflix' announcement in 2018 that it would commission original shows from Africa by 2019. Netflix intends these original African shows to increase demand for the platform among viewers from Africa and eventually reduce the cost of access.

In May 2019, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed her to chair the Kenya Film Commission for a three year period.  The commission was established in 2005 to develop a vibrant local film and TV industry and position Kenya as a preferred filming destination for sustainable wealth and job creation.

Dorothy is also the co-founder of NGOMA TV East Africa’s first ever, online and mobile platform dedicated to streaming and as well as on demand entertainment content. She is also the co-founder of Keja TV an online subscription video on demand (SVOD) platform targeted at Africans in the Diaspora and on the continent.Dorothy through her companies is dedicated to developing creative talent, creating quality content and telling authentic African stories that resonate and engage audiences.

Dorothy honors include the Top 40 Under 40 Women in Kenya in 2011 and 2014 and a prominent selection as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Women in Film in Africa as well as Top 50 Business People in Kenya. Dorothy is also an alumnus of The Bucerius School on Global Governance and is dedicated to telling the African story.

Qualifications


Alumnus of The Bucerius School on Global Governance

Programs


2016 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

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