Kirsten Smith

KIRSTEN SMITH
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Kirsten leads Gong’s Africa business development with significant time in on the ground in Nairobi. Recent credits include leading the rebrand of Shelter Afrique and helping to build the international profile of Kenyan entrepreneur, Njeri Rionge. Kirsten joined Gong in 2007 from NGO, Rainforest Concern, where she managed international multi-stakeholder communications. Kirsten grew up in West and East Africa and has an Economics degree from Kent University.

Beverly

BEVERLY AMIRA
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Beverly joined Gong Communications, Kenya as managing director in February 2015 bringing with her 15 years’ of advertising and marketing experience in the region.  Previous posts include: business unit director at Express DDB Kenya where she was responsible for new business and managing clients such as the Kenya Tourist Board and Wrigleys; group account director at Ogilvy & Mather where she gained recognition for her promotional work for Econet Wireless Kenya, and senior account manager for Scanad.

JANET NDUGIRE
SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Janet has 7 years’ experience in strategic communication and marketing having begun her career at Apex Porter Novelli (APN) where she served Kenyan and international clients across the technology, agriculture, tourism, energy, health and FMCG sectors.  She has also provided PR support and strategic advice to the European Union, Philips East Africa, Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC), Google Kenya, Ministry of East African Affairs Community & Tourism- Kenya (MEAACT), Kenya Commercial Bank Foundation, TECNO Smart, Unilever (Blue band) and the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF).

Janet holds a Bachelors Degree in Communications from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and is currently pursuing her MBA in Strategic Management at the University of Nairobi.