Patrick Quarcoo retires as Radio Africa Group CEO after 24 years

Media mogul Patrick Quarcoo has retired as the Radio Africa Group CEO after 24 years of service.

Quarcoo who is also the Founder of the media house announced the decision on  Wednesday, June 24, 2024.

While announcing his exit, Quarcoo described the decision leading to his exit as  "not been easy"  but said it was the right time for both him personally and for the company.

"When I started Radio Africa Group in 2000, my vision was to create a platform that could inform, inspire, and connect people across Kenya and the continent," Quarcoo said.

"As I retire, Radio Africa Group is entering a pivotal phase of its journey. This transition provides a unique opportunity for the company to realign its strategies, focusing on cost efficiencies, enhancing our profitability and content initiatives."

Quarcoo thanked Radio Africa Group staff for their support and dedication throughout the years he started the company saying the company has registered tremendous growth.

"We have grown from a single-frequency radio station to a thriving group of six influential stations with over 40 transmitters across Kenya, with an expansion into Nigeria, a newspaper and a significant digital presence," he said.

"I am confident that the new leadership team will drive the needed changes with the same passion and commitment that we have always upheld. They are well-equipped to take the company forward, leveraging our strong foundation to achieve even greater success."

To his team of management, Quarcoo said he was proud of what we have accomplished together.

"Your creativity, resilience, and dedication have been the driving force behind our success. I encourage you to embrace this new chapter with the same enthusiasm and commitment to excellence," he said.

He at the same time lauded advertisers for their unwavering support and partnership over the years.

"Your trust in Radio Africa as a marketing partner has been instrumental in our growth. As we transition, we look forward to continuing our collaboration, offering innovative solutions that meet your evolving needs."

"Thank you all for being a part of this remarkable journey. I wish you all the best in the exciting times ahead."