Claudine’s diverse experience spans over 15 years in the global communications industry, gained while working in senior-level positions across Europe, the Americas, and Africa.
British born and raised, Claudine currently lives and works in New York City and owns an impressive PR and communications career spanning top global agencies, Fortune 100 companies, Africa-focused start-ups, heritage brands, and African organizations in multiple international markets.
Leveraging her passion for entrepreneurship and business development, Claudine launched an independent global consulting career providing a portfolio of expertise including media relations, crisis communications, strategic planning, social media strategy, internal communications, content creation, and personal branding. Claudine’s independent consulting work has also led to her working across Africa, including time spent working and living in Nigeria. Her consulting work also allows her to continue working with global brands alongside entrepreneurs.
Claudine is a founding board member of Social Media Week, Lagos, and the World Communications Forum Davos. Her experience in training US and international executives led to New York University inviting Claudine to be an Adjunct Professor at the School of Professional Studies. Claudine currently teaches Global Public Relations, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Marketing and Strategic Communications Writing. An avid writer, she previously had her own Huffington Post column and has provided content to media outlets, including CNN, Black Enterprise, PR Week, the International Public Relations Association, and Essence.
Claudine is proud to have contributed to two books, ‘Pitch, Tweet, or Engage on the Street – How to practice public relations and strategic communication around the globe,’ and ‘Africans Investing in Africa.’
Africa Regional Lead
David Idagu provides regional insights, regional and local media relations, relationship development and c-suite positioning for clients such as House of Tara, Konga and Arik Air. David is also the point person for local and international media relations during Social Media Week Lagos activation.
He has expertise and experience in corporate communication, influencer engagement, media relations and executive public relations and has worked with brands including Chivas the Venture, Jameson, SystemOne, WorldCover and WorldRemit.
David serves as the Provost of Public Relations Skills Academy; a leading PR and communication training organization and also works with established and upcoming business leaders on personal branding initiatives. He is an associate of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations(NIPR)