About Us

Who We Are

African Media Agency (AMA) is,
an integrated communications agency
that unifies PR, Creative, and Digital Marketing to create strategic, content-rich communications campaigns that inspire action and build value.

With offices located in New York ( USA – Headquarters ), Abidjan ( Cote d’Ivoire – Francophone Africa Office ), Kampala ( Uganda – Anglophone Africa Office ),
and local presence in 18 African countries, we understand the dynamic of the African newsrooms, the challenges that journalists are going through, what makes a story interesting and the different style and editorial culture within the continent.

Company Values

Ethics is at the core of everything we do. Working in a challenging environment means that we always have to do what is right and that integrity must be the cornerstone of our business. Whether it is engaging with journalists, working on stakeholder relations, we behave in a manner consistent with what is moral. 

Our team is a mosaic of people. We come from all corners of the African continent, we bring a variety of languages, backgrounds, experiences, beliefs that make us unique and help us understand the universe in which we evolve both on a professional and personal front.

We love what we do. We love shaping conversations, engaging with the media, promoting our clients’ values and seeing results. We started working in the communications industry in Africa when the rest of the world was qualifying the continent as a “charity case”. It has taken a lot of determination and passion to build the company we’ve built and see the results we’ve seen. We are eager, we love a challenge, we see communications as a necessity in development and we’re proud of our part in advancing the continent. 

Meet The Team

Eloïne BARRY

Founder & CEO
Eloïne Barry is the Founder & CEO of African Media Agency (AMA). She is a multiskilled communications and business professional who was pivotal in orchestrating and launching the first-ever press release wire distribution operating on the African continent. She has been nominated in 2016 and 2017 as African Woman of the year in the media category, is a 2018 MIPAD, a Tony Elumelu Foundation Mentor and sits on the board of Africa Communications Week. In September 2019, she got awarded the Prix Excellence of the ASCOM 2019.

Gaëlle THISSE

Chief Operating Officer
Gaëlle Thisse is the Chief Operating Officer of AMA. She is a multi-language, multi-faceted individual with a track record in managing projects in over 15 countries in Africa. She oversees the global operations and runs the Côte d’Ivoire office for AMA. Gaëlle is of Gabonese origin, was raised-up in Lagos Nigeria and has worked in the African media industry for over 7 years. Her understanding of the African continent is second-to-none.

Julius ODERA

Media & Client Service Director
Julius Omondi Odera is the Media & Client Service Director at African Media Agency based in Kampala. He has a wealth of experience in active journalism and communication specializing in reporting on Tech and Business bits for over 9 years in various newsrooms in East Africa. Julius has a strong knowledge of East Africa related issues and a sharp attention to details. He is a graduate of Mass communication from Makerere University Uganda.

Jean-Boris AKE

Marketing Consultant
Based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Jean-Boris AKE is a Marketing Consultant at African Media Agency (AMA). Passionate about Marketing and Graphic Design, Jean Boris is a creative person and an out-of-the-box thinker. He is a YALI Fellow and speaks English and French.

Meganne BOHO

Media and Clients Manager
Meganne Boho is a Media and Clients Manager at AMA and works out of the office of Abidjan. Meganne has 6 years’ experience in communications and journalism and speaks English, French and basic Portuguese. She is a Women deliver award holder 2020, a Diana award holder 2019, a YALI Fellow 2016-2017 and a SUSI Fellow 2015.

Eric Jonathan SEBGO

Digital & Marketing Manager
Eric Jonathan Sebgo is the Digital & Marketing Manager at African Media Agency (AMA) and works from the Abidjan office. Digital native and champion of social media tools and technologies, Eric has a track record of creating and implementing successful social media campaigns. He is a YALI fellow and speaks French, English and basic Spanish.

Amy MINNIE

Sales Consultant
Amy Minnie is a Durban, South Africa born and raised sales consultant with her eyes and heart set on growing in an ever-developing communications industry. Amy is one of the 1st points of contact for potential AMA clients and she is currently pursuing her education in the field of digital marketing.

Josué TCHIRKTEMA

IT Manager
Josué TCHIRKTEMA is the IT Manager at African Media Agency (AMA) and works out of the office of Abidjan. Josue has 5 years’ experience in Software Development and Digital Marketing and speaks French, English, and Moba. He is also passionate by cooking.

Natalie Themistocleous

Public Relations Specialist
With over 10 years’ experience in the communications industry, Natalie has had the privilege of working on some of the best consumer, consumer tech, and corporate brands. Having witnessed the industry change over the years, coupled with changing dynamics in local consumer behavior, the integration of through the line tactics and digital challenges approaches is how she strategises public relation solutions.
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