Weber Shandwick today announced the opening of a fully owned office in Nairobi, Kenya, to meet growing demand from domestic and multinational companies for marketing and communications expertise in the region.
This new presence builds on the firm’s existing commitment to African markets through its headquarters in Johannesburg, and its affiliates and partners on the continent. The office will act as hub for East Africa and allow the firm to execute pan-Africa client programmes that reach across the region.
Allan Kamau has been appointed managing director, Weber Shandwick East Africa, to lead the new office. Previously Kamau was head of Portland Communication’s Nairobi office. Prior to that, he had worked internationally for companies including The Financial Times and Africa Practice. Weber Shandwick will support public and private sector organisations looking to establish a footprint or expand their presence on the continent and act as an advisor on complex cross border market and international development issues.
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