The SHAKE-UP at the Standard Group – More to follow MELLYMedia News 09:33
Friday, August 10, 2012 - Sam Shollei, the newly appointed Standard Group C.E.O. has said that he is ready to take office, following the dishonorable dismissal of former deputy chairman and C.E.O. Paul Melly. Shollei is said to be headed for standard group and will ship at least 6 managers from Nation Media Group with him.
Melly was dismissed by former president Moi due to mishandling the Mombasa road office. Some of the managers and employees of Standard group have since the dismissal been hunting for jobs elsewhere as they fear Moi’s fury. Melly is expected to leave office in the next 6 months but it seems he will have to leave earlier.
One of the employees hunting for jobs elsewhere is Njoki Ngaroiya, it is claimed that she was involved in a scandal where good and talented employees in Standard were denied contract renewal.
Shollei has a long history with former President Moi. He is known for selling broadcast frequencies to Nation Media Group which he had received as a gift for serving his employer, Transnational Bank of Kenya, whose shareholders included the former president, his son Gideon, his personal aide Joshua Kulei, and former Minister Nicholas Biwott.
Shollei holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Bachelor of Commerce and a Certified Public Accountant – CPA (K) topped up with 20 years corporate leadership experience in diversified sectors including media, banking, energy and consultancy.
The Kenyan DAILY POST