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World’s 2nd largest PR Firm Weber Shandwick Opens Nairobi Office targeting multinationals
Weber Shandwick, the world’s second largest communications and engagement firms, has 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.
The company says the new office will act as hub for East Africa and allow the firm to execute pan-Africa client programs that reach across the region.Weber Shandwick already has presence in Africa with in Johannesburg headquarters and a number of affiliates and partners across the continent.
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.
Jill Hamilton, chief executive officer of Weber Shandwick Africa, said: “With over 75 percent of our work being pan-African, our new office will strengthen our ability to provide world class services seamlessly across the continent. With growing demand from our clients, our new operation will support clients focused on this fast-growing sub-region.”
Over the coming months, Weber Shandwick says it will focus on further expanding its client base in the region and building its consulting team.