Kin Kariisa is a Ugandan businessman, media proprietor and philanthropist.
He is the CEO of Next Media Services, a multimedia company in Uganda mostly known for its flagship television network NBS Television.
He was named among the most influential Ugandans in 2019 in a survey conducted by Public Opinions Inc. a Pan African Organisation.
Kariisa started out as a barber in Mbarara Town before joining Makerere University, where he later started developing web applications for the Danish company, Metrocomia East Africa in 2000.
He later quit #Metrocomia to start his own company, KIN Systems, Courtesy of his success, Kin was contacted by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to build a campaign system that would automatically send messages to mobile phones.
Kin was later appointed Assistant Presidential Advisor on Information Communications & Technology (ICT).
Kariisa took over as CEO at NBS in 2008 and grew it into Next Media Services; NBS, Sanyuka & Salam TVs, Nxt Radio, Nile Post, Next Com & Next Production.
He’s the Chairman-National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).
& Ecobank’s Board Chairman since 2019.
Board Chairman-Nile Hotel Int’l-a Government of Uganda Co. that owns KAMPALA SERENA HOTEL.
Chairman Board of Directors for Soliton Telmec.
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