Marketing communication being a fundamental and complex part of a company’s marketing efforts. It involves advertising, direct marketing, branding, packaging, your online presence, PR activities, sales presentations, sponsorships among others.
For Marketing Communications in Uganda, one such a guru is Simon Kaheru.
In our May 2021 marketing spotlight, we take a closer look at one of Uganda`s most accomplished Marketing Communications professional.
Simon`s career spans over 25 years with his current employment being Director of Public Affairs and Communications at Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Uganda since October 2017.
Simon has had four years of Senior management with Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, a Fast-Moving Consumer Goods organization, managing Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility and Logistics.
He put in Nine years in mainstream media and desk operations, at a Senior media management with a busy English newspaper, The New Vision.
Simon previously had Two years of Communications and Relationship management with the Government of Uganda.
He dedicated his Nineteen years to manage Media Analyst, a New Age Media firm providing value added services for a wide range of clients and partners in East and Central Africa.
The Kings College Budo Old Boy is a key member of Public Relations Association of Uganda(PRAU),American Chamber of Commerce(AmCham) Uganda, a professional association affiliated with the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. which is an important forum for investors and businesses to network, share experience, and coordinate efforts.
He is also the current Board chairman of ICT Associations of Uganda with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, Journalism and Related programs from the Prestigious Makerere University among his other academic qualifications.
Why Simon Stands out
Aside his rich experience, Simon has mentored over 300 communications professionals, presided over 1000 events as a moderator/ public speaker and has worked in major sectors including Government, Private sector, media and now in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods( FMCG) world.
Simon has also previously served as a Director-Member of the Board for Uganda Broadcasting Services(UBC)
Evolve Africa therefore recognizes and celebrates Simon`s excellence for his big contribution towards developing professional Marketing Communications in Uganda