Mimi Kalinda

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Mimi Kalinda

Global Director of Communications

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Mimi co-founded Africa Communications Media Group (ACG), a pan-African public relations and communications agency headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. She also served as a Senior Consultant at the Global Development Incubator (GDI), headquartered in Washington, DC. Mimi worked as the Global Director of Communications for the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, where she was an integral part of the historic launch of the Next Einstein Forum (NEF). Previously, as FleishmanHillard’s Africa Lead, Mimi was part of the team that won PRISM Awards for the Barclays Africa “Prosper” campaign as well as the African Union’s campaign against Ebola, for which her team raised USD$51 million. She also worked for Weber Shandwick, where she managed social impact accounts, such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Innovation Prize for Africa. From 2003 to 2006, Mimi worked in New York City, where she was a Production Assistant for 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, specifically on the film Inside Man, directed by Spike Lee. Mimi was the first African woman to host a show on MTV Europe and the recipient of the One World Media Award for Rien Que La Verite, a television program advocating the prevention of HIV/AIDS and an end to violence against women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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