The list was released by GLG Communications in partnership with The Guardian following the unanimous decision of an independent judging panel.
The first-of-its-kind guide was created to honour outstanding PR professionals in Nigeria and to mark World PR Day, celebrated annually on July 16 across the globe.
The PR Power List acknowledged individuals who beyond securing column inches and primetime interviews, have engaged influential voices to stay ahead of the curve in brand perception and narratives, deftly managed crises, and reputations, and created stories that have changed minds and shaped narratives in Nigeria.
Aina was recognised in the change makers’ category, which identified experts, agency founders, C-Suite executives and leaders who have become known as some of the hottest and most respected names in the Nigerian PR Industry.
Responding to the award, Aina said: “I am pleased to have been included in GLG Communications’ inaugural annual PR Power List celebrating outstanding PR professionals in Nigeria to mark World PR Day, held globally on July 16”.
“I am honoured to have been listed among other inspiring PR and communications professionals in Nigeria. I remain committed to displaying excellence in my work to elevate the perception of our noble profession”, he said.
Funso Aina is a public relations and corporate communications professional with over 24 years of multi-sectoral experience in telecommunications, cultural diplomacy, and journalism.
An in-depth thinker with excellent organisational abilities, he understands the complexities of public relations and targeted communications for achieving desired business results and organisational efficiency.
A highly motivated and very productive PR practitioner, Funso Aina is passionate about adding value through bespoke communication and effective stakeholder management which demonstrably contribute to the attainment of set corporate goals and performance.
About eight months ago, he won the award for “Best in Crisis Management” at the sixth edition of the Lagos state PR Industry Gala and Award (LaPRIGA).
At MTN Nigeria, he is responsible for leading strategy and driving targeted engagement with the company’s critical stakeholders.
See full list of PR Power List 2022 Here.