The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) today launched its Africa Network under the overall chairmanship of Jordan Rittenberry and with four regional chairs from around the continent.
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 Chair, Soni Kayinamura, CEO, Clarity 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.”