Wednesday, May 20, 2020 – Kenyan media personality, Larry Madowo, has been crowned the winner of the 2020 Philip Greer Award for Financial Writing at the Columbia University (Journalism School) in New York.

Sharing the good news on twitter, the former NTV and BBC journalist wrote:

 “I spent months reporting on Jumia’s first year on the NYSE from Lagos, Berlin, Nairobi & New York for my @ColumbiaJournMA thesis.

“My 9,000-word piece just won the 2020 Philip Greer Award for Financial Writing. I’m also co-authoring an MBA case study on it at @Columbia_Biz School”

The award is named after Phil Greer, who was the Senior Vice President of Loan Administration for State Employees’ Credit Union and was responsible for all lending functions.

Madowo, joined the prestigious New York based university as a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in the class of 2019-2020 from BBC where he was the Africa Business Editor.

Kenyans have taken to twitter to congratulate him for the achievement via the hash tag, #CongratulationsLarry.

See his post and reaction below.

The Kenyan DAILY POST.

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