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Welcoming new leaders to HS Africa

We’re excited to welcome two leaders, shaping a new era of growth for Hudson Sandler. Michelle Anekeya joins as Partner, Head of East Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya, and Onyebuchi Ajufo as Partner, West Africa and Head of Policy and Advocacy, based in in Lagos, Nigeria.

These new appointments will play a pivotal role in spearheading our next phase of growth across the continent. Our team in Africa has achieved expedited growth over the last two years, building an impressive list of clients and meaningful campaigns. We’re proud to provide consultancy to many of Africa’s most dynamic and progressive companies and institutions.

West African operations – Onyebuchi Ajufo
Onyebuchi will be responsible for growing our West African business. She’ll also be as acting as the global lead on policy and advocacy across the consultancy. She brings an impressive tenure in executive leadership positions, joining us most recently us from Africa Practice. Here she led the Strategic Communications and Advocacy Practice across Africa and the United Kingdom. In this role she was also responsible for brand positioning, talent retention and development, client retention and growth.

East African operations – Michelle Anekeya
With over 16 years’ experience in strategic communications, Michelle will focus on developing Hudson Sandler’s East African operations. Michelle has a strong track record in the development of award-winning integrated communications campaigns, advocacy and internal communications, the financial management of strategic client relationships and people leadership.

Chris Genasi, Chairman of Hudson Sandler Africa, is thrilled to welcome these experienced leaders, to help the propel the next phase of growth in the region. “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 Africa’s sustainable economic and social development. Michelle and Onyebuchi bring a wealth of experience in corporate communications and advocacy. Their strong leadership and business development skills, will be instrumental in our further expansion as we continue to grow our fantastic teams across the continent.”