First as a journalist and then later as a media entrepreneur and producer, Marie Lora-Mungai’s work over the past 10 years has focused on creating compelling content that challenges the world’s understanding of Africa.
Marie is the founder of Restless Global, a company focused on the development and production of Africa-inspired film & TV projects for an international audience. Restless Global’s current slate includes THE TRADE (10 x 60’) a crime drama with Canal+ International. Previously Marie founded pioneer African VOD service Buni.tv (recently acquired by TRACE TV/MTG Group) and production company Buni Media. Marie is the co-creator and Executive Producer of two massively popular political satire shows, THE XYZ SHOW (Kenya) and OGAS AT THE TOP (Nigeria).
During her successful first career as an award-winning television journalist, Marie worked across 3 continents and 15 African countries for CNN, Reuters TV, AFP TV and the BBC.
In 2013 she was recognized as a Rising Talent by the Women’s Forum. In 2017 she was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.