Associate Analyst, Public Affairs, Strategy & Business Development
Halima Adekunle is a Public Relations/Communications Executive with a special focus on public affairs. She is often engaged in government relations, media communications, issue management, corporate and social responsibility and strategic communications advisory to clients. She works as part of the Public Affairs Team which aims to help clients influence public policy, build and maintain strong relationships with public officials and engage with and monitor stakeholders. Often in lock step with clients, she monitors key industry trends and government policies whilst acting as client advocate to ensure their interests are not left behind.
Halima holds a BSc in Physics with Electronics from Osun State University and MSc. in Media and Communication from Afe Babalola University. She also has a Diploma in Effective Writing and Communication from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism
Her experience cuts across research, brand management, business development, client service, content development, government relations, media and event planning. She has cultivated rich relationships in government circles and harnesses them for positive impact for clients/ communications programmes.
Halima started her career in marketing as a Client Service and Brand Management Specialist with Cerebre Media, an advertising agency in Nigeria. In that role, she was responsible for developing content, strategies and marketing plans for clients. She was also tasked with PR assignments, developing plans, working with the media in promotional campaigns as well as overseeing event planning for clients.
She also was responsible for social media management for clients and was able to grow their online assets organically by 15%. She later joined JK&O Limited as a Junior Consultant, Brand Management where she handled all marketing communications activities and campaigns for clients. Her remit includes PR activities such as organizing press conferences, developing press junkets and media outreaches to ensure clients’ press materials were published by the media.
She has had stints as a Customer Service Executive with Pureweb Technologies, providing excellent customer experience while also handling social media and assets. She had previously worked with Mac Engineering as a Personal Assistant to the CEO. She served as a liaison to members of the board and senior leadership.
Her hands-on experience includes helping brands win in the marketplace. This experience includes working for Ukeas where she was account lead; CI Leasing Subsidiaries (CITracks & CIMarine), Lafarge, VFD, Leadway, Propcorm MaiKarfi and Commercio among others.
Halima is a strong force, a team player who uses her constructive mindset and skills to evaluate the best advice for clients.