C Moore Media is proud to own a truly eclectic global advisory board made up of creative thinkers, corporate leaders, media experts and top political visionaries from around the world. This brain trust reflects the network, scope, interests and focus of the agency. The international advisory board draws individuals from key markets such as Africa, US, UK and the Caribbean creating a rich inner circle of advisors.
We are thankful to this group of inspiring thinkers who provide us with support, insight and guidance as we pursue objectives for our clients, partners and our agency in the US, UK and emerging markets.
BabaFemi Agboola (US/Nigeria)
IBM Managing Consultant and Independent Global Business Strategist
A managing consultant with IBM Global Business Services, Babafemi (Femi) Agboola is a talented international business strategist, and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, with a concentration in Strategy and Finance, he previously also studied at the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria.
A charismatic executive with deep knowledge of both the US and Nigerian markets, Femi has a dynamic background and proven track record of experience with an array of Fortune 100 institutions providing engagement leadership and business strategy. Projects for Fortune 100 institutions such as JP Morgan and Citibank include consulting lead as strategy and operations leaders for a 350 person consultant team, business process optimization, due diligence, organizational design/target operating models, risk management, and gap assessment/road map development.
Passionate about the development of Nigeria and Africa, Femi is heavily involved with Nigerian based start-up companies in the technology and pharmaceutical space.
Sital Patel (US)
Reporter, MarketWatch (Wall Street Journal)
Based in New York, Sital Patel is a reporter at MarketWatch, covering Wall Street and financial news. Prior to joining Market Watch, Sital was a producer, reporter and researcher for Fox Business Network where she covered a broad range of financial stories including earnings, stock market news and politics.
Sital graduated Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and while in school, she pursued the finer points of storytelling, as reporter for WCAX-TV in Burlington, Vermont and a writer for CBS MarketWatch.com. Patel has covered a range of issues from breaking news; D.C. sniper shootings, to long-term investigations; Anthrax to policy stories; Clean Water Act and SUV safety.
Previously, Sital lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she worked as an anchor and reporter for a weekend South Asian community-based show. In addition, she freelanced as a writer at the San Jose Mercury News, India West, India Focus Magazine and India Post.
Honorable Abike Dabiri (Nigeria, West Africa)
Member of the Nigerian House of Representatives & Chairman Nigerian Diaspora Affairs Committee
The Honorable (Hon.) Abike Dabiri is an award-winning third time member of the Nigerian House of Representatives, and currently serves as the Chairman Diaspora Affairs the only Diaspora government organization in Africa.
In the Nigerian House of Representatives she championed the Freedom Of Information Bill, which was subsequently signed into law in Nigeria. She has also championed the Nigeria Diaspora Commission Bill, and a bill to promote the Advancement of Nigerian Women and Girls.
Abike began her career with the Nigerian Television Authority, where she became a highly respected veteran broadcaster, whose heart-warming stories commanded the attention of Nigerians all over the world. She subsequently became popularly known as the “Mother Teresa of the Tube”.
In her spare time, Abike is committed to empowering women and children all over Nigeria through the Abike Dabiri-Erewa Foundation.
January Makamba (Tanzania, East Africa)
Deputy Minister of Communications, Science and Technology, Government of Tanzania
January Makamba is the current Deputy Minister for Communication Science and Technology for the Government of Tanzania and Member of Parliament for Bumbuli constituency. Prior to these appointments, he served as the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy and Minerals. He is also the founding director of the Bumbuli Development Corporation, and previously worked as a senior aide to Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete for several years.
Educated in the US, January has experience working in several African countries as well as experience as a Assistant Camp Manager in the Burundian refugee camps in Kigoma, Tanzania, overseeing the welfare of 120,000 Burundi refugees.
January was recently recognized as one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders and one of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s Leadership Fellows, and he is dedicated to the economic development of Tanzania and Africa as a whole.
Eugene Reineke (US)
Former US Chief Operational Officer of Hill&Knowlton Strategies and Founder of Hawthorne Group.
Eugene (Gene) Reineke is a senior executive with 30 years of experience in developing and positioning communication and public policy objectives, in both the private and public sectors for c-suite executives and senior government officials. He has consulted for Fortune 500 companies focusing on crisis and issues management, reputation protection as well as community and government relations.
Gene spent 18 years working in Illinois state government in the administrations of former Governors James R. Thompson and Jim Edgar. He served in a variety of positions including as a member of the cabinet and as Chief of Staff to the Governor.
While at Hill & Knowlton Strategies, Gene worked ‘on site’ with AIG during the US 2008/2009 economic implosion, as well as becoming the interim Chief Communications Officer for Cigna during the 2009/2010 lead up to the passage of the US Affordable Care Act.
Gene currently runs an independent consultancy based in Chicago.
Thomson Fontaine (US/Caribbean)
Global Economic Consultant
Originally from the Caribbean island of Dominica, Dr. Thomson Fontaine is a seasoned economist having worked as an economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC for several years.
He advised governments in the area of economic policy in addition to providing training and technical assistance to central banks and government officials in the Caribbean, Africa and Middle East.
Former President of the Caribbean Association of World Bank IMF Staff (CAWI), Dr Fontaine was also the Deputy Division Chief in Dominica’s Central Statistical office, and lectured at a number of institutions including the prestigious University of the West Indies.
Dr. Fontaine is currently a global consultant providing economic policy advice to governments and private sector businesses across the globe. He is passionate about the economic development of Dominica and the Caribbean, Dr. Fontaine is the founder and editor of TheDominican.net, an influential online news magazine.
Darren Back (US/UK)
Senior Communications Director, Pfizer
Darren is a 15-year global communications veteran with experience gained from working with the world’s biggest international pharmaceutical and healthcare brands in the US and UK markets.
Darren has provided corporate and marketing communications solutions for Amgen, Pfizer, Merck and Johnson &Johnson. He has worked closely in the UK with Glaxo Smith Kline and Novartis. An experienced strategist, Darren has also worked at the Global Head Quarters of AstraZeneca in Sweden addressing market access challenges across Europe.
Currently Darren is the US Senior Director & Communications Lead for Portfolio, Strategy & Investment and Corporate Strategy at global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, where he drives the success of the companies major governance body, and creates key communications platforms that support the evolution of Pfizer’s global corporate strategy.
Erica Moore-Burton, Esq. (US/UK)
Lawyer and Legal Executive Recruiter
Trained in the UK, and a member of the New York and California Bar, Erica Moore-Burton is an attorney and an award-winning legal executive that has worked successfully in the industry since 1999.
With vast legal knowledge and experience in the US and UK, accompanied by a huge rolodex of attorney’s and legal professionals across America, Erica currently sits at the helm of Relativity Legal Solutions. She focuses on the placement of attorneys, paralegals and other legal professionals, and also specializes in assembling teams of attorney’s for a variety of corporate initiatives.
Erica is also a published author and career coach, and is frequently requested as a keynote speaker and expert panelist. Her insights, knowledge and expertise are sought after by top US media outlets where she is frequently asked to provide insights and advice
Passionate about working women and mothers, Erica is the founder of a US networking/educational organization for professional working mothers www.outstandingmothersgathering.com.
Raymond Roel (US)
Communications Industry Expert
Raymond (Ray) Roel is a Senior Corporate Communications Executive with more than 20 years of experience working for the world’s top communication agencies McCann Worldgroup and Ogilvy & Mather in all aspects of marketing communications, brand building and business development.
Ray’s areas of his industry expertise and leadership include, healthcare marketing and direct marketing/ CRM. These capabilities have enabled him to facilitate teams working with Fortune 500 brands, to succeed within a variety of fast-paced and ever-changing communications and business environments.
Ray is also a highly experience American strategist, and has assisted corporate leaders with messaging, positioning, branding and media engagements as well as a host of other challenges. Ray is a creative global thinker, who stays on top of international communications trends, insights and news. He has cultivated a huge global network of contacts and friendships throughout the communications industry and beyond.
Amy Andrieux (US)
Global Media and Digital Executive Influencer
Amy Andrieux is a respected media executive at the forefront of the converging media landscape. Her decade long experience includes editorial strategy and the business of media, including top roles such as Publisher/Managing Editor at TRACE magazine (US, UK, France), Senior Producer at MTV, General Manager/Executive Editor at The Source magazine, Editorial Director at MTV World, and most recently, Vice President of Multimedia Content and Strategy at Ketchum Digital.
Amy’s expertise include, creating multi-tiered, integrated programming and promotional multimedia campaigns, and delivering them to targeted global audiences.
Amy currently divides her time as the Founder/Editorial Director of the Webby-nominated cultural destination, TheStarklife.com, and as a marketing and media expert who consults Fortune 500 brands on select initiatives including the conceptualization and production of branded content, as well as the execution and creative direction of digital platforms. Amy also specializes in crafting global strategy geared to millennial’s and the global urban community.