And the award for best communicating CEO goes to…

NaMedia MD Natasja Beyleveld said visionary leadership goes hand in hand with pro-active public relations.In a recent NaMedia survey, the best communicating CEO brands of 2013 were FNB Namibia, SAB Miller, Bank Windhoek, Standard Bank, Ohlthaver & List, MTC, The Development Bank of Namibia, and Dundee Precious Metals.
NaMedia Managing Director, Natasja Beyleveld said, “A brand is more than a name; it’s often a company’s single greatest asset. An effective brand needs solid communication investments from the CEO into both internal and external communication avenues.”
“Chief Executive Officers are brand stewards and need to publicly discuss challenges that affect their brands.
Different strokes for different industries means that you have to make a conscious effort to keep your stakeholders in the loop – educate them but also credit them by providing expert opinion and thought leadership on the industry or company matters at hand,” said Beyleveld.