The Chief Executive Officer of CMC Connect, Mr. Yomi Badejo-Okusanya, has been elected President of Africa Public Relations Association (APRA), the continent’s Public Relations professional regulatory body.
The election was conducted by the Governing Council of APRA. Mrs. Jane Gitau of Kenya emerged as Secretary General. The election climaxed activities marking the 28th edition of APRA International Conference tagged APRA Calabar 2016.
The APRA executive was immediately inaugurated by the Council led by the outgoing President Mr. Peter Mutie from Kenya, and witnessed by Ms. Christina Chima, outgoing Vice President from Zimbabwe; Mr. Bart de Vries, President of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA); and delegates from various part of the continent also witnessed the transition.
According to Mutie, other committee’s positions zoned to other regions in the continent will be made public at a later date. The executive committee will serve for two years with a maximum of two terms.
Badejo-Okusanya, prior to his emergence as the president, was the Secretary-General of APRA. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and past Chairman, NIPR, Lagos State Chapter.