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Hawking milk in Imara Daima was my worst job ever - Managing Director, Mountaintop Publishers

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 Lawrence Njagi, MD, Mountain Top Publishers

Executive CV: Lawrence Njagi, MD, Mountain Top Publishers

1. Education

BA, English literature and sociology, Kenyatta University, Class of ‘94.

2. Experience

Sales executive, Alliance Marketing; sales representative, Colour Labels; regional manager, Firestone EA; managing director, Mountain Top Publishers; chairman, Kenya Publishers Association (KPA) 2010-April 2015; treasurer, African Publishers Network; director, Kenya Copyright Board, KOPIKEN, National Book Development Council of Kenya.

3. Awards/Recognition (If Any)

Mountain Top Publishers won the Best Corporate Identity (twice)/Most Memorable Stand, Nairobi International Book Fair.

4. First Job/First Salary

Sales rep/Sh3,500.

5. Worst Job/Best Job

Hawking milk in Imara Daima/My current job. I enjoy interacting with books.

6. First Neighbourhood/Current Hood

Umoja One, Nairobi/Varsity Ville Estate, Eastern Bypass.

7. Worst Mistake

Taking a loan from a loan shark with my first salary. He sold my only prized possession at the time, a television.

8. Missed Opportunity

Advancing my education.

9. One Thing You Can’t Give Away

My wife and three children.

10. Most Embarrassing Moment

My first television interview (Professional View around 1996). I froze and couldn’t get the words to express myself.

11. One Thing You Regret

Not being able to do much for my late grandmother who died just when I had gotten a job.

12. Unforgettable Person/Proudest Moment

My grandmother/Being KPA chairman.

13. Preferred Epitaph

He touched many lives.

-Mbugua Ngunjiri

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