Founder & Chairman, APO Group
Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard is the Founder, chairman and 100% owner of APO Group, the leading media relations consultancy firm and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East. APO Group is working with more than 300 clients, ranging from governments to international institutions, prominent personalities and companies. Clients include Facebook, Uber, GE, Orange, DHL, Philips, the NBA, Standard Chartered Bank, Siemens, Canon, PwC, EY, McKinsey & Company, flydubai, DP World, just to name a few. While APO Group’s Advisory division also serve clients like Aliko Dangote, the International Criminal Court and many more.
APO Group’s strategic partners include Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and CNBC Africa. APO Group is the Main Official Sponsor of World Rugby’s African association, Rugby Africa, and the strategic partner of Getty Images in Africa and the Middle East. In December 2018, Nicolas stepped down as CEO of APO Group and appointed Lionel Reina as CEO. Lionel Reina is the former CEO of the EEMEA region (Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa) for Orange Business Services, the B2B division of French telecoms company Orange S.A.. Reina has also served as Chairman of the Board of Orange Business Saudi Arabia, and Middle East Director in the Gulf region for Accenture. As Chairman, Pompigne-Mognard is focusing on delivering high-level counsel for the company’s clients and developing his investment fund dedicated to Africa.