Senior Manager, External Relations, MTN Nigeria, Funso Aina, has made the PR Power List 2022 as one of the top 50 Public Relations (PR) and communications professionals in Nigeria. The list was decided after a rigorous evaluation process by an independent judging panel put together by GLG Communications, in partnership with The Guardian.
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 says he considers it an honour to be listed among the top 50 PR Professionals in Nigeria. “I am grateful for the recognition and extend my appreciation to GLG Communications and The Guardian, I remain committed to upholding ethical PR practices and promoting effective stakeholder engagement.”
Funso Aina is a public relations and corporate communications professional with over 24 years multi-sectoral experience in telecommunications, cultural diplomacy, and journalism. In 2021, 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.