We are glad to introduce to you the BAKE Blog Awards judging panel. It’s a mix of individuals drawn from the media and from the blogging community and they were chosen for their integrity and experience.

Joel Macharia

Joel Macharia

Joel Macharia is an entrepreneur, CEO and current Editor of pesatalk.com, a fast growing financial news start-up slated to become the country’s largest source of local financial news and information.

He is an avid reader and writes occasionally.

Pinky Ghelani

Pinky Ghelani

Pinky Ghelani is a model, spokeswoman, host, former radio presenter with Nairobi’s Capital FM, international media personality and a former editor of Drum Magazine.

Susan Wong

Susan Wong

Susan Wong is an award-winning food & destination writer, photographer, and full-time adventurer at Capital Group Ltd. Susan is passionate about communicating peoples’ stories through words and images, and especially those that she has collected in the last 5 years in East Africa. Her passion for capturing the obvious moments in life, and the not so obvious with her 50mm lens, is visible through the composition and subjects of her photographs. As a writer, Susan is inspired by the flavours and aromas of life.

Mark Kaigwa

Mark Kaigwa

Mobile Marketing? Social Media? Facebook? Twitter? When African brand managers, CEOs and senior executives have questions about new media, they talk to Mark Kaigwa. Mark has been described as one of East Africa’s leading thought leaders in social media and digital strategy by Grolsch South Africa and is a member of their invite-only business leadership forum. In social media and the web as a consultant and strategist he’s done award-winning work for international clients such as Warner Bros. Interactive, MasterCard and Fenton.

He is a frequently sought analyst in the local media from The Daily Nation, Capital FM, and is features frequently as NTV’s Social Media and Technology Pundit. As far as speaking, he’s had speaking engagements at The Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, Strathmore University and Saarland University in Germany.

In the media, he’s been quoted and interviewed by CNN, SVT (Swedish National TV), TV2 (Norwegian National TV), Arise Magazine (UK), African Business Review, Destiny Man (South Africa), SABC (South Africa) among other international media houses and publications.

Philip Mwaniki

Philip Mwaniki

Philip Mwaniki is a Journalist/Editor with the Nation Media Group and is highly active on Social/Online Media.