Hudson Sandler, an independent strategic communications and ESG consultancy, has appointed Michelle Anekeya as Partner, Head of East Africa. The appointment reflects Hudson Sandler’s continued growth in Africa driven from the Kenyan office. Hudson Sandler Africa has grown rapidly over the last two years to provide pan African and international consultancy to most of Africa’s dynamic and progressive companies and institutions.
With 16 years’ experience in integrated marketing and communications, Michelle has worked closely with clients in the public and private sectors to tell success stories on their brands and businesses’ impact in East Africa. She joins Hudson Sandler from Hill+Knowlton Strategies. Most significantly, she has a strong track record in the development of award-winning integrated communications campaigns, crisis communications, digital communications, employee and executive communications, media relations, people management, stakeholder relations and advocacy.
Michelle holds a Master of Arts degree in communication studies from the University of Nairobi and a bachelor’s degree in information sciences from Moi University. She serves as a council member at the Public Relations Society of Kenya. Based in Nairobi, Michelle will focus on developing Hudson Sandler’s East African operations.
Commenting on the appointment, Chris Genasi, Chairman of Hudson Sandler Africa, said:“Africa is a key strategic market for Hudson Sandler. We are proud to work with Africa’s leading businesses, foundations and NGOs, to tell positive stories about the contribution they are making to the continent’s sustainable economic and social development. Michelle brings a wealth of experience in corporate communications and advocacy, as well as strong leadership and business development skills, which will be instrumental in our further expansion as we continue to grow our fantastic teams across the continent.”
Hudson Sandler is an award-winning integrated communications consultancy that enhances and protects brands’ reputations amongst their business-critical audiences through thoughtful communications counsel and campaigns. Its approach is embedded in analytics and underpinned by experience and creativity while being delivered by some of the industry’s most creative and experienced public relations consultants. Some of the firm’s clients include: Airtel Africa, AGRA, Afreximbank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Flutterwave, FSD Africa and the Nature Conservancy.