Mimi Kalinda

CEO │Media & Communications


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Johannesburg, South Africa

I am a creative professional with 20 years of experience in media and communications in Africa and key global markets. I have a proven track record of successfully managing complex projects from initial concept to completion. I am passionate about reputation management and brand equity building. I co-founded the Africa Communications Media Group (ACG) (clients include: Barloworld, Accenture, the World Bank/IFC, the Rockefeller Foundation, the African Development Bank, and Dalberg Advisors). Areas of Expertise: stakeholder engagement and mapping; thought leadership building; crisis management; strategy and implementation; reputation management Languages: French, English, Lingala

Areas of expertise
Media & Communications Consulting

RECENT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Senior Consultant GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT INCUBATOR (GDI) 2019- Present Washington, DC Group CEO and Co-Founder AFRICA COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA GROUP (ACG) 2014- Present Pan-African Director of Communications- Global Network AFRICAN INSTITUTE FOR MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (AIMS) 2014- Jan 2018 Pan-African and International Director- Africa Lead FLEISHMANHILLARD 2014- 2015 Johannesburg, South Africa Account Director WEBER SHANDWICK 2012- 2014 Johannesburg, South Africa Managing Director/ Executive Producer GREAT LIGHT SAGE PRODUCTIONS 2010- 2014 Johannesburg, South Africa Executive Producer Smallpower PRODUCTIONS 2007-2010 Kinshasa, DRC Production Assistant UNIVERSAL STUDIOS/40 ACRES & A MULE FILMWORKS 2006 New York, New York SHOWTIME NETWORKS 2004-2005 New York, New York __________ ACCOMPLISHMENTS: - Forbes Afrique 40 under 40, 2018 - Author of e-book Talking to Africa: Considering Culture in Communications for a Complex Continent (2017). Available on Amazon. - Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Program Fellow - Raised $51 million for African Union Ebola campaign through strategic public relations strategy