Lenny Nganga – Founding Partner
Lenny is the CEO of the Omnicom media group in East Africa, the group comprises 2 leading media agencies Saracen OMD and Saracen PHD in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
Lenny co-founded Saracen OMD in 2002, and PHD in 2007 Prior to taking his entrepreneurial leap of faith, He worked for global advertising agencies Ogilvy and Mather and McCann Erickson, where he created and executed communications strategies across East and West Africa for a total of 8 years.
He has worked across most Sub-Saharan Africa markets, earning the HK McCann Global Leadership Award for his passion in media along the way, as well as managing multi-country businesses for over 19 years.
In actualising his determination to give back to the industry that enabled him to make a living, Lenny served as the Chairman of the Association of Practitioners in Advertising from 2014 to 2018, and continues to serve as Chairman of the oversight committee of the Kenya Audience Research foundation, a position he has been holding from 2010.
The key motivator for his getting involved in Amalgam is “A desire to help fellow CEO’s realise their full potential, as they are the greatest catalysts to transformational change. Plus I hope we can alleviate the loneliness at the top that is very real, by connecting CEO’s to a supportive network of like-minded peers”
Lenny holds a BA in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Nairobi as a base upon which he has layered multiple professional courses in advertising and leadership. He is married with two children, enjoys golf, scuba diving (occasionally) and computer gaming in his spare time.