Allan Kamau

Managing Director, East Africa

Allan is a senior communications specialist with over 15 years’ experience across 14 countries in African media and strategic communications.

Allan Kamau

Africa's growing economy is one of the most significant and energizing trends of our time. Through our new Weber Shandwick office we are defining new standards for communications and marketing here in Nairobi.


How long have you worked at Weber Shandwick?

I've been working at Weber Shandwick since January 2018.

What’s the best thing you’ve ever seen happen inside the Weber Shandwick offices?

Seeing my team grow in confidence and ability.

In five words or less, how would you describe your Weber Shandwick colleagues?

Collaborative, creative, ambitious, inspiring and fun.

What’s the coolest (or weirdest) place a project has taken you?

Timbukutu in Mali

If you weren’t working in this industry, what would you want to do?

Be a best-selling author.

What’s the best piece of career advice you’ve ever gotten?

Don’t forget to enjoy the journey.

Where would you love to travel in the world to gain inspiration?



Paperbook or eBook?

Paper, you can’t beat the feeling of a good book in your hand.

Beatles or Stones?

Beatles for sure. I play a bit of guitar in my spare time and love all the Beatles classics.

Pizza or Tacos?

Pizza, we now get amazing variety in Nairobi; it’s the perfect food to share and celebrate.

Who is someone that inspires you right now?

Nelson Mandela

What’s your favorite thing about Nairobi?

The warmth of the people.

What’s your favorite restaurant in Nairobi?

The River Café. It's perfect for brunch or after a long walk in the woods.

What’s your favorite way to unwind in your free time?

I’ve recently taken up running and it’s a great way to unwind.

What is your most-used app on your phone?


Do you do any charity or volunteer work?

Yes, I support a children’s charity in South Africa.