Dorothy GhettubaDorothy Ghettuba



Occupational Information

Job Title: Director of Africa Originals at Netflix

Professional History

Dorothy Ghettuba is the Director of Africa Originals Series at Netflix, allowing her to further grow the huge African market for the streaming service as well as introduce African stories to the greater market. 

She is also the Chair of the Kenya Film Commission, appointed by President Kenyatta in May 2019. 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.

Prior to that, she was the CEO of Spielworks Media Ltd - which she co-founded - an East African regional leader in content creation, production, distribution, and broadcast. Spielworks has produced award-winning content; 15 Television Shows, 10 Web series, and over 41 original African movies for the Television, Mobile, Web, and Video On Demand platforms. . 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's 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.


An alumnus of The Bucerius School on Global Governance


2016 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

 Additional Tags: Film, Content Creation, Film Production, Film Distribution, Film Broadcast,  Entrepreneur, Business