• MCSK board Chairman Lazarus Muli said Mutua's appointment came after a rigorous interview session where he emerged the best among other candidates.
Former Kenya Films and Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua has been appointed the CEO of the Music Copyright Society of Kenya(MCSK).
In a statement on Monday morning, MCSK board Chairman Lazarus Muli said Mutua's appointment came after a rigorous interview session where he emerged the best among other candidates.
"Mutua is a consumrnate media professional with immense passion for leadership, communication and opinion driving, in the both private and public sectors," a statement from Muli read in part.
The chair expressed confidence that Mutua is the right man to steer MCSK to the next level owing his outstanding performance as a journalist and in other state corporations.
"We have the faith that his passion for excellence, as attested by his exemplary performance in the previous positions he has held, will help us to steer the MCSK to the next level. We appeal to all our local and international stakeholders to accord Dr. Mutua the necessary support and goodwill in the execution of his duties," he added.
Speaking after his appointment, Mutua expressed gratitude to be back as a key player in the media industry.
"Happy to rejoin the creative industry, this time not as a regulator, but as a promoter and defender of the rights of musicians.
I look forward to working with the Board and relevant industry stakeholders to reinvigorate the music industry and make Kenyan music profitable through effective and efficient collection and distribution of royalties, by fighting piracy and promoting the rights of musicians," he wrote.
He expressed his commitment to work with all musicians in the country to raise the quality and profitability of music.