2016 COMM PRIX Awards Panel Session (AM)


2016 COMM PRIX Awards Panel Session (AM)

Any communication approach is only as valuable as the relationships it strengthens. And every organization relies on relationships with essential stakeholders. The Global Alliance's COMM PRIX awards celebrate the impact of communication on an organization’s essential relationships with stakeholders. Join us for best practices from around the world in this session featuring the shortlisted entries of COMM PRIX 2016.

Finalists will discuss how their work advances stakeholder relationships essential to the organization, how they analyzed key stakeholders’ needs and expectations and what lessons their work offers for communicators around the world.

The supreme winner of the COMM PRIX will be announced during the Evening of Excellence Awards Gala.


Presented by: Therese Manus, Managing Director, NCA & Secretary, Global Alliance, Norway

Therese Manus is the Managing Director of The Norwegian Communication Association (NCA). She has a wide range of experience within media and communication, from journalism and editorial leadership, to external communication and internal reorganization.

Manus has a degree in Media Studies from The University of Westminster in London and a Master of Management program within PR Leadership and Strategic Communication from BI Norwegian Business School.

She has been a board member of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management since 2013.

Judith Sidi Odhiambo, Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Kenya Commercial Bank

Judith Sidi Odhiambo is Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs at KCB Group Limited. She leads the reputation management and strategic communication for the organization across the six countries in which it operates in East Africa. She has worked in the bank for the past 10 years having started off as a corporate communications manager.

She has a deep understanding of content management, stakeholder engagement, business sustainability, governance and the emerging consumer culture in Africa, which enables her to be a strategic resource as an advisor to the CEO and C-level executives on crisis management, lobbying, branding, market entry, restructuring and transformational initiatives.

She holds a MA in International Relations from United States International University (USIU), a BA in Communications from Daystar University and a Diploma in Journalism from Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC).

Joanna Anstey, Communication Coordinator, European Training Foundation, Italy

Jo Anstey is Communication Coordinator at the European Training Foundation, where she has worked for the past 20 years. She has won five IABC Gold Quill Awards for work ranging from innovative use of social media to employee engagement. She holds a Masters in Corporate Communication from Sheffield Hallam University.

The European Training Foundation is an agency of the European Union that helps transition and developing countries to harness the potential of their human capital through the reform of education, training and labour market systems, and in the context of the EU's external relations policy. It is based in Turin, Italy, and has been operational since 1994.

Vivien Chiong, PhD, Chief Communication Officer, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Since joining NTU in 2010, Vivien Chiong has transformed the university’s corporate branding and reputation management and made a mark for NTU internationally in strategic and creative communication, winning 41 awards in the last five years.  She leads the young in-house corporate communication team at NTU that is responsible for the university’s media relations, marketing communications, content marketing, strategic communication and campaign evaluation.

A public relations practitioner for years, she is also Faculty Associate at NTU’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information where she occasionally lectures, supervises student projects and carries out academic research in PR.

Lester Kok Wei Ming, Media Relations Manager, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

A former journalist at Singapore’s biggest daily, The Straits Times, Lestor Kok puts his news experience and understanding of newsroom culture to good use in his media relations work at NTU. Building a strong rapport with the journalists, he is prompt in responding to the media and meeting their needs, backed by his strong news sense developed from his journalism days.

In the last five years, he has been one of the key players in the team that has helped to build NTU’s growing reputation as a university known for world-class research and education. A modern communicator with skills in digital technologies, he has produced editorial and multimedia content which have been used both in NTU’s publications as well as the mainstream media.

He graduated from the University of Newcastle, Australia with a double major in Journalism and Public Relations.

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