KRL International LLC, a Washington-based consultancy specializing in the emerging markets, is pleased to welcome Mr. Eric Chinje as a Senior Advisor. Mr. Chinje is the latest addition to the KRL team and brings an unparalleled skill set to the company’s corporate, government, political and cause-related clients.
Eric Chinje most recently was the Director for Strategic Communications at the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, a position he took up at the start of 2012. Prior to that he led the Global Media Program at the World Bank Institute (WBI) and, in that capacity, launched the IMAGE (Independent Media for Accountability, Governance and Empowerment) capacity building program and Network to create a corps of development journalists in the Bank’s client countries. He held other management positions in the World Bank and African Development Bank, led international efforts to create the Nairobi-based African Media Initiative and co-conceived the African Media Leaders Forum – an annual gathering of the continent’s leading media executives.
Fluent in English and French, he studied at the Universities of Yaounde (Cameroon), Syracuse (New York) and Harvard (Massachusetts). He was a contributing correspondent for CNN World Report and a stringer for the BBC World Service, Voice of America, and Deutschewelle Radio. Mr. Chinje is an Officer of the Cameroon Order of Merit and an Officer of the Dutch Order of Orange Nassau.
“I believe that KRL International offers me the best platform to contribute to improved global communication between leading public and private sector actors on the world stage.” Chinje said.
At KRL, Mr. Chinje will be joining another former World Bank colleague, John Donaldson who is also serving as Senior Advisor to the KRL team. Mr. Donaldson spent nearly 20 years at the Bank specializing in stakeholder engagement and external relations.
“KRL is honored that Eric has joined us. His career path is extraordinary – in each case he has taken his organization to the next level of innovation and leadership. He brings integrity and passion to all that he does,” stated K. Riva Levinson, Managing Director of KRL.
KRL International LLC was established in 2007 by K. Riva Levinson to meet the growing demand from decision-makers looking for comprehensive services to bridge the divide between the United States and global emerging markets. More information on KRL can be accessed at http://www.krlinternational.com.