b2ap3 small MimiKalindaMimi Kalinda


Democratic Republic of Congo

 

 

Occupational Information


Job Title: Group CEO and Co-Founder of the Africa Communications Media Group (ACG)

Professional History


Mimi is the Group CEO and Co-Founder of the Africa Communications Media Group (ACG), a pan-African public relations and communications agency headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with offices in Kigali, Rwanda; Harare, Zimbabwe; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire. One of the most satisfying accomplishments of Mimi’s career is the part she played in raising $51 million for the African Union Ebola campaign.

Describing herself as a narrative shaper, Mimi has led workshops on Storytelling and Narrative in Leadership for the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program, as well as for the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business: Women in Business Conference, and the Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit 2018 in Washington, DC.

Mimi is the Re-branding Africa Champion for Africa 2.0 and she was a finalist for the International African Woman of the Year Award at the Women4Africa Awards 2016. Mimi was featured in 2018 as a Forbes Afrique Top 40 Under 40 leader in the communications industry and a finalist of this year’s Standard Bank Top Women Awards (2019) in the Entrepreneur of the Year category. She is an Archbishop Tutu Leadership Program Fellow.

Mimi sits on the Africa Brand Counsel and is the Rebranding Africa Champion for Africa 2.0. She was a finalist for International African Woman of the Year at the Women4Africa Awards 2016. Mimi’s first book, Talking to Africa: Considering Culture in Communications for a Complex Continent, was released in January 2017.

 

Qualifications


BA in Media Studies, New York University

Program


2017 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow


 Additional Tags: Media Studies, Literature, Storyteller, Business, Leadership, Re-Branding, Communications, Entrepreneur

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