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Best Of Kenya: Meet Vanessa King’ori, the Kenyan Born to Have Emerged Director Of British Vogue

Kenyan born Vanessa King’ori has been named the new executive of British Vogue.

In their announcement the Vogue said that “Vanessa was the unmistakable decision for the post.” Thaw overseeing chief in the announcement recognized that Kingóri had demonstrated extraordinary official capacities and in this manner merited the new position.

“She has shown herself to be an outstanding executive, with an ability to harness the continuing power of print while embracing the platforms, ideas and collaborations…” 

Previously Vanessa Kingori worked at British GQ and t Condé Nast UK where she made history becoming the first and youngest female publisher in the organization.

In 2016, she was honoured with an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her role.

Speaking after accepting her new role,she said that it was an honor to be part of the iconic brand. In her interview with ThisIsAfrica in July 2017, Vanessa had revealed that although she was brought up by single parent she had determined to beat the odds

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