James Wilson

General Manager & Vice President, South Africa

General Manager & Vice President, South Africa
Southern Hemisphere Hero

What I do

Running point on the Johannesburg WE team. Pulling together integrated communications specialists and consultants to build inspired campaigns to brands from Kenya to Nigeria, the Ivory Coast to Mauritius.

Hewlett Packard, MTN, Cell C, Microsoft, Nokia. Enable a crackerjack team of comms strategy giants and campaign executional juggernauts to tell the big story and put clients first. See what I did there?

I’m your holistic comms guru, with in-house and agency perspective. Dishing out the industry insights, killer strategic recipe, and dos and don’ts. If you’re looking to get noticed, talk to me first.

My driving force

You’re only as good as the team around you. It’s about the geniuses I work with. Empowering them, learning from them. It’s a rewarding and never-ending journey.

The coolest thing I've done

White water rafting down the mighty Zambezi River in Zimbabwe. That and bungee jumping off a sheer cliff in Limpopo. I’m not afraid of anything, except water and heights. Facing my fears head on was never so much fun.

When I’m not working

I’m chasing three feral dogs around a park and suburbia. Don’t worry, they’re my feral dogs.

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