Weber names first director for Africa
London - Weber Shandwick has appointed Jill Hamilton as its first regional director for Africa in a bid to strengthen client relationships in the market.
Based in Johannesburg, Hamilton (pictured) will lead the business in the region, strengthen client relationships and manage its network of affiliates, partners and wholly-owned businesses in Africa.
With major business hubs in the continent covering Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya and South Africa, Hamilton will report to Colin Byrne, EMEA CEO at Weber Shandwick and will become a member of its EMEA management team.
Prior to this, she worked in Weber Shandwick's affiliate Africa PR network ZK Public Relations and has experience as a journalist and media consultant focusing on investment opportunities in emerging markets.
"Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to generate seven out of 20 of the world's fasting-growing economies over the next five years," Bryne said.
"With a population of over 800 million, and emerging economies powered by mobile communications, Africa is becoming a very competitive playing field."
"With this diverse geographical, social, political and commercial lanscape communications will play a key role in helping Africa realise its growth goals," Jack Leslie, chairman of Weber Shandwick, said.
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