Mr. Yomi Badejo-Okusanya, a strategic communications expert and PR practitioner was, weekend elected President of Africa Public Relations Association, APRA, the continent’s Public Relations professional regulatory body.
The election, conducted by the Governing Council of APRA, also saw Mrs. Jane Gitau of Kenya emerged as Secretary General.
The elections climaxed activities marking the 28th edition of APRA International Conference tagged APRA Calabar 2016.
The new 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 is a known name in the practice and development of the public relations profession in Nigeria and in Africa.
Prior to his emergence as President, he was the Secretary General of APRA. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).