Business Development & Strategy Director
Josiah has worked in the communications and public relations industry for the past 15 years. He has a wealth of experience in corporate communications, media relations, strategy development and implementation of communications plans and programs.
He has worked with leading FMCGs, development partners, global multinationals, and government agencies in several countries in sub Saharan Africa. His skills include communication strategy development, campaign design, corporate communications, crisis communications, media relations, sustainability communications and stakeholder relationship management. In his career, he has overseen communication programmes for government agencies and Ministries and supported by various development agencies including the World Bank, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, IFC, USAID, DANIDA, SIDA, GIZ, SIDA, DANIDA, the EU, TradeMark East Africa, among others. He has also worked on communication assignments for leading private sector firms including Unilever, Samsung, Coca-Cola, P&G, HP, Google, KCB Foundation, Lafarge Bamburi, ARM Cement, among others.
Josiah has been involved in the design and implementation of communication campaigns which have received industry awards over the past few years. These include: Relaunch of Lifebuoy soap in Kenya, a social marketing programme for the World Food Programme, the 2009 Kenya Population Census, the Samsung NextHero Campaign, Tegua Siri ya Afya Tele for the World Food Programme, among others.
A GRI certificate holder, Josiah has great interest in sustainability and the role communication plays in helping businesses understand that this plays a key role in determining their reputation. He’s interacted with sustainability programmes – the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan and Coca-Cola’s Live for A Difference, and Lafarge’s Building Better Cities – working with the local teams to bring the plans to life in Africa.
An avid Rotarian, Josiah is a sports enthusiast and is also the immediate Vice Chairman of the Nairobi Basketball Association.