Adisa Amanor-Wilks - Ghanaian
Director of Abjel Communications
Adisa Amanor-Wilks is the Director at Abjel Communications, Africa’s first social enterprise branding, content, and media relations consulting agency. She is a stellar senior communications and public relations professional whose enormous contribution has helped shape the reputation of companies and individuals across the globe.
An ardent tennis fan, Adisa also uses her skills to support charitable causes that are close to her heart: including Chance for Childhood, DWIB Leukaemia Trust, and Igrieve. She is passionate about providing PR and Communications services for Fintech companies to promote or project their good works in the tech industry. With this passion, she worked with Coalition for Digital Equality (CODE) to initiate an awards scheme -Digital Equality Awards to recognise the effort of individuals in the digital space across Africa.
Communications was not being harnessed effectively in Africa in the same way it is in other parts of the world.
Adisa launched Abjel Communications in 2016 after identifying a gap in the market for skilled communications agencies that could help the rising number of entrepreneurs in Africa to market themselves. It was established to provide expertise for up-and-coming businesses in Africa, while also bridging the gap between international companies with businesses in Africa, allowing them to connect and communicate effectively.
Over the last 18 years, Adisa has provided strategic communications to leading organisations in aviation, energy, fisheries, charity, and fintech throughout Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific, and North and Latin America. She has also led notable projects in international crises management.
Adisa has developed a social cause ethos within her company and is keen to make sure that impact is not only measured in profits but also on how people and the company contribute to communities. That is why she’s adamant that a share of Abjel’s profits go towards supporting a children’s bereavement charity in Ghana through an NGO called Igrieve. This has gone a long way to support children in diverse ways.
Over the last years, the company has built up a strong global presence, so they are also able to help clients make connections overseas helping to create partnerships and make footprints in different countries.
She is a Board Member for Chance for Childhood, a children’s charity, and DWIB Leukaemia Trust.