Mathe Okaba joins ACA as new CEO
The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) has appointed Mathe Okaba as its new CEO. This follows in the wake of the resignation earlier this year of Odette van der Haar, who was CEO for 11 years.
Okaba, a seasoned business professional and entrepreneur, will leverage over 23 years’ experience spanning the advertising, media, sponsorship and events industries in her new role. Currently studying toward her MBA at the University of Roehampton in the UK, she also holds a qualification in advertising from the AAA School of Advertising, a certificate in management advancement programme from WITS and a certificate in leadership development programme from GIBS.
“We welcome Mathe to the position of CEO and look forward to working with her as she takes the organisation forward into a new and exciting era,” says James Barty, ACA chair. “She brings a great deal of sector experience and knowledge to the position, ensuring that the marketing and communications sector continues to enjoy strong, dedicated and effective leadership.
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