Aprio is delighted to announce the official launch of Aprio: Africa Regional Markets (ARM).
The new division will be led by managing partner and shareholder, Webster Malido, who has extensive working knowledge and experience across all of the continent’s regions – East Africa covering Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda; West Africa covering Ghana and Nigeria; North Africa covering Egypt; Southern Africa covering Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe; and in the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius and the Seychelles.
Webster is a highly skilled corporate communications executive with deep experience in the financial services sector and an extensive wealth of knowledge of African markets. He most recently served as Head of Communication for Absa Regional Operations (the Absa Group’s businesses outside South Africa) where he oversaw the communication workstream in the successful rollout of the Absa brand in previously Barclays-branded African regions. Prior to that, he served as Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs at Barclays Bank Zambia (now Absa Bank Zambia) where he was a member of the country’s executive management committee.
Before moving into corporate communications, Webster worked as a business and political journalist and was editor at The Post newspaper in his home country of Zambia. At the time, The Post was the leading national daily. He was a non-executive director on the board of the Zambia Daily Mail newspaper between 2012 and 2015. Webster holds a Bachelor of Mass Communication degree from the University of Zambia and is currently completing his MSc International Business Administration with the University of London.