Founder and CEO, Buni TV
Marie Lora-Mungai is a serial media entrepreneur, television producer, writer, and journalist. She is the co-founder and CEO of Buni Media, a multimedia company based in Nairobi, Kenya, and Los Angeles, California. Buni Media is the producer of The XYZ Show, Kenya’s very popular political satire show, followed by more than 8 million people every month. Marie is also the founder and CEO of Buni TV, a web and mobile distribution platform for top-quality pan-African videos that aims to revolutionize the way African content is distributed and consumed on the continent.
Before co-founding Buni Media in 2009, Marie had a first career as a television journalist, working at CNN’s New York bureau and later as a foreign correspondent across Africa for AFP TV, Reuters TV, BBC World Service and CNN. During that time she covered conflicts and disasters, but also what she saw as the real story: African innovation and the continent’s economic renaissance. Her work as a journalist was recognized by a UN Correspondent Golden Medal and various other award nominations. Born and educated in Paris, France, she holds a Masters in Political Sciences from Sciences Po and a Masters in Marketing from ESCP Europe Business School.