Guest professionals: Seanice Kacungira, Grace Achire and Henry Rugamba
Friday 25th May 2012 5.30pm at Mara Launchpad
This month we are bringing three experienced media professionals to answer your questions on PR and Media. Even better than that, Seanice, Grace and Henry are also entrepreneurs themselves who run or have run their own companies. Read more about them here.
Seanice is an experienced and highly trained media practitioner with over 10 years experience. She has consulted on start-up radio stations and has set up and raun online media, including for Capital FM in Nairobi. As a freelance PR practitioner, Seanice has worked for major telecoms and beverage brands.
Seanice is currently Programmes Controller for Sanyu FM and a presenter on the breakfast show alongside Fat Boy. Prior to this, she had a similar role at Capital FM in Nairobi.
Seanice’s goal is to change the landscape of African media and the beauty industry with a team of talented young and creative thinkers, and to give more women the opporunity to self-actualise and grow.
Grace is the Founding Owner, Group’s Chief Executive Officer, and Lead Communication Expert at Vantage Communications. Started in 1999 and expanded the company business into four countries including Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia and with affiliation with one of the largest PR Group in the UK Huntworths Group listed on the LSE. Today Vantage communications is the only ISO certified PR firm in the region.
She holds a Diploma in CIPR from PR Academy of UK, the only international body that is recognized to accredit PR professionals, and she is the only Ugandan operating in Uganda with the qualification. She also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Arusha-based East and Southern African Management Institute/University of Maastricht, and number of professional certifications.
A graduate of Politics and Marketing with an Innovative, Creative and Courageous approach to getting things done, Henry got his education from Kingston University in the UK and Makerere University. He has worked British Telecom, headed corporate affairs at British American Tobacco and is the founding and managing associate of GI Sorora. His expertise includes Public Relations and Media management, project writing and speech writing. Some of his key achievements have been defending the BAT brand’s licence to do business, creating dialog for the telecoms category on taxation issues and developing the first draft concept document defining the role, functions and purpose of the MTN Uganda Foundation in 2007.
For 3 years Henry was host of Rwanda’s leading TV Talk Show ‘Tuesday Forum’. Today he is Head of Communication at Umeme Ltd charged with the responsibility to improve the company’s image.
His interests revolve around his family (two sons and a daughter) and an enterprising wife who owns and manages Songa Africa ‘The Tourism Company’, as well as playing golf.