Hudson Sandler, 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 by the Kenyan office. Hudson Sandler Africa has grown rapidly over the last two years to provide pan-African and international consultancy to many of Africa’s most dynamic and progressive companies and institutions.
With 16 years of experience in integrated marketing and communications, Michelle has worked closely with clients in the public and private sectors to tell their brands and businesses’ impact and success stories in East Africa.
Michelle Anekeya joins Hudson Sandler from Hill+Knowlton Strategies. 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, a Degree in Information Sciences from Moi University, and 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 appointments, 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 Africa’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 Hudson Sandler’s Africa clients include Airtel Africa, AGRA, Afreximbank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Flutterwave, FSD Africa, and The Nature Conservancy.