LONDON, 31st March, 2021
The Network follows significant membership growth on the continent and is the latest stage in the PRCA’s global expansion, building on its standing as the largest PR association in the world.
The leadership team announced comprises:
- Africa Chair, Jordan Rittenberry, Chairman, Middle East & Africa and CEO, Africa, Edelman
- North Africa Chair, Kamal Taibi, CEO, Strateus Group
- Southern Africa Chair, Bridget von Holdt, Co-Market Leader: South Africa, BCW
- East Africa Co-Chairs, Soni Kayinamura, CEO, Clarity Communications, and Samuel Bekele, Chief Executive Officer, Spotlight Communications
- West Africa Chair, Yomi Badejo-Okusanya, President, African PR Association
The Network will help to create an ever more professional, ethical, and prosperous PR industry across the continent. It will facilitate senior-level networking; the sharing of best practice; and give members access to a significant programme of events, and over 100 online training courses a year.
PRCA Africa Chair Jordan Rittenberry MPRCA said:
“I’m extremely honoured to join the PRCA and have long since been an admirer of its work advancing the role of communications. Having worked closely with the organisation to select some of the continent’s most respected and dynamic communications professionals, I look forward to what we can accomplish together, while also showcasing the world-class work we’re doing across Africa.”
PRCA Director General Francis Ingham MPRCA added:
“This initiative by our Africa members is a very welcome development for the PRCA as we continue to grow all around the world. I am delighted that the leadership of the PRCA Africa Network is so diverse and so prestigious. This new Network is the latest development in the PRCA’s mission to raise standards all around the PR world.”
WHO WE ARE
The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) is the world’s largest professional PR body.
We represent more than 35,000 PR professionals in 70 countries worldwide. With offices in London, Singapore, Dubai, and Buenos Aires, we are a global advocate for excellence in public relations.
Our mission is to create a more professional, ethical, and prosperous PR industry. We champion - and enforce - professional standards in the UK and overseas through our Professional Charter and Code of Conduct. The Code compels members to adhere to the highest standards of ethical practice.
We deliver exceptional training, authoritative industry data, and global networking and development opportunities. We also manage the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO), the umbrella body for 41 PR associations and 3,000 agencies across the world, and LG Comms – the UK’s national body for authorities raising standards of local government communication.