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Google Sub-Saharan Africa Director Nitin Gajria joins prestigious judging panel for APO Group's African Women in Media Award

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com),the leading pan-African communications and business consultancy, is delighted to announce that Google's Sub-Saharan Africa Director, Nitin Gajria is joining the African Women in Media Award judging panel (www.bit.ly/MeetTheAPOJury).

The Awardrecognizes, celebrates and empowers African women in the media who support female entrepreneurship throughout the continent.  

More than 100 leading figures from diverse organizations have come together to make this the largest and most influential panel of judges ever assembled for an African media award.

Global icons such as Naomi Campbell have been joined by senior executives from every major industry on the continent, from Visa to Hilton; Facebook to World Rugby; and Uber to LEGO!

Download the list in Word format: www.bit.ly/APOjudges

Nitin Gajria leads the Sub-Saharan Africa region at Google. He has been at the company for over six years, after spending more than a decade in Brand Marketing at Procter & Gamble and Mead Johnson working all across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to his current role, Nitin led the YouTube business in India and South-East Asia and he has also led Google in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

Nitin has a keen interest in technology start-ups and is an angel investor himself. He hails from Mumbai in India, completed his education in Kolkata, India and has also lived and worked in Sydney and Singapore. He has lived with his family in Johannesburg for the last 19 years.

"The momentum for this award just keeps on building, and we are thrilled that Nitin has joined the jury panel," said Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and Chairman of APO Group (www.Pompigne-Mognard.com). "This year we have over 100 judges… and counting! But, more important than that, everyone on the panel is right at the top of their field, and they all share our passion for supporting female journalism and entrepreneurship in Africa. Together, our truly exceptional judging panel has helped us make the APO Group African Women in Media Award the biggest and most prestigious journalism prize in Africa."

The APO Group African Women in Media Award is part of APO Group's commitment to supporting the development of journalism on the continent.

The award is open to African female journalists whose stories were broadcast or published between 1st January and 31st October 2020. The stories are judged on content, writing, analysis, creativity, human interest and community impact.

The judges will be asked to select the winning journalist, who will then be announced atthe6th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum's (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org) Virtual Conference and Awards,hostedfrom2-3 December 2020, with the theme 'Reimagining Business & Rebuilding Better.'

AWIEF is a prestigious annual event that sees global thought leaders, industry experts, policymakers, academics, developmentorganizationsand investors gather to connect, network, share, collaborate and transact in a combined effort to boost Africa's entrepreneurship ecosystem for women. 

For more information go to:www.bit.ly/MeetTheAPOJury

B-Roll of last year award ceremony for Media Download: http://bit.ly/AWIEFBROLL

More information on the AWIEF & APO Group Partnership: http://bit.ly/36mzJDB

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About APO Group:

Founded in 2007, APO Group (www.APO-opa.com) is the leading pan-African communications and business consultancy. We assist private and public organizations in sharpening their reputation and increasing their brand equity in target countries across Africa. Our role as a trusted partner is to leverage the power of media and build bespoke strategies that enable organizations to produce a real, measurable impact in Africa and beyond. The trust and recognition granted to APO Group by global and multinational companies, governments, and NGOs inspires us to continuously enhance our value proposition within Africa to better cater to our clients' needs. Among our prestigious clients: Facebook, Dangote Group, Nestl, GE, Uber, Microsoft, Nokia, NBA, Canon, PwC, DHL, Marriott Group, Ecobank, Philips, Siemens, Standard Chartered, HP, Hilton, Ernst & Young, Orange.

Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland | Offices in Senegal, Dubai and Hong Kong.

For further information, please visit our website: http://www.APO-opa.com.

About AWIEF:

AWIEF (www.AWIEForum.org) is a pan-African women's economic empowerment organization that promotes and supports female innovation, technology and entrepreneurship across Africa through a portfolio of high impact programmes. AWIEF's mission is to foster the economic inclusion, advancement and empowerment of women in Africa through entrepreneurship support and development. AWIEF's programmes and activities include accelerators, capacity-building and training, networking and mentorship, AWIEF Awards, AWIEF Digital Hub, and building the AWIEF community of African women entrepreneurs. The year-round activities culminate in convening and hosting the popular and widely attended annual international and multi-stakeholder AWIEF conference, exhibition and awards event, currently in its fifth edition.

Website: www.AWIEForum.org.

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