Umbi Karuaihe Upi

Qualifications: Karuaihe-Upi holds a Master’s Degree in Communications from the University of Tennessee, United States (1997), Bachelor’s Degree Television and Radio Broadcasting from Wayne State University, United States (1987). She also attended specialised training by completing a Diploma in Management Development at the University of Cape Town (2000), A Diploma in Television Production and Engineering from Senders Freies Berlin, Germany (1992), a Diploma in Creative Business Communication through the University of Stellenbosch (2000). She further attended a wide range of specialized short courses from world acclaimed institutions.

Career and Experience: Karuaihe-Upi has worked for the nbc for the past 27 years as a radio and television journalist, producer, director, executive and has been the nbc spokesperson for over a decade. Prior to her appointment, she was the Acting Chief Commercial Officer and also held various senior management positions ranging from Head: Corporate Affairs and Marketing and GM: Radio Services (2003-2017). Between 1990 and 2003 she served the nation in her capacity as Chief Reporter, and Senior Producer in the News and Current Affairs department. She has also been an adjunct faculty member at both UNAM and NUST and was nominated and elected to various Boards, of which she also served at the President of the Southern African Broadcasting Corporation (SABA).