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APO Launches Search for its New CEO

Founder and current CEO to continue as chairman

Maintaining the momentum and continuing our expansion strategy requires a growth-oriented business driver who can leverage the company's market leadership and service offerings

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, December 14, 2016/APO/ --

APO (www.APO-opa.com), the sole press release wire in Africa since 2007 and owner of Africa Wire® and MENA Wire® press release distribution services dedicated to Africa and the Middle East, announced today that it is looking for a new CEO.

Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, founder and CEO of APO, confirmed that, after almost 10 years at the helm, he will step down as CEO to continue as chairman of the company.

“It has been my privilege to lead APO from its birth almost 10 years ago through its expansion into new regions as well as into a growing range of services and see it become a major press release wire distribution service and media relations company,” Pompigne-Mognard wrote in an email to employees. “I'm especially proud of APO's multilingual, poly-skilled platform, the deep knowledge and insights into its markets and its impressive and continually growing client base. After almost 10 years at the helm, I have decided that it is now time for me to pass the baton and move on to my next adventure, whilst remaining chairman of the company.”

APO, which is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland and celebrates its 10th anniversary in October 2017, provides press release distribution and media relations services to companies, PR agencies, institutions and organisations. These include blue chips Facebook, Uber, Oracle, General Electric (GE), The Economist, DHL, L'Oréal, Starwood (Now Marriott Group), Hilton Worldwide, PwC, Orange, Philips, Bosch, Novartis, Sanofi, and MoneyGram, to name a few (full list here http://APO.af/DJbGqJ).

“We will now start to look for the best possible candidate for my succession. Maintaining the momentum and continuing our expansion strategy requires a growth-oriented business driver who can leverage the company's market leadership and service offerings,” said Mr. Pompigne-Mognard who turned 41 last November and has led the company since founding it in October 2007. “This is a vibrant and dynamic activity in a growing market, so the person we're looking for is someone who can not only provide executive leadership and manage day-to-day decisions, but who can also recognise and create opportunities.”

The new CEO's compensation package includes an ownership plan, making the new CEO a shareholder of the company.

When the new CEO takes up the position, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard will assume full chairmanship functions.

The job offer has been posted on LinkedIn and those interested and qualified for the position may consult it on http://www.APO.af/NewCEO

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2017.

Distributed by APO on behalf of APO.

Media contact:

Aïssatou Diallo
+41 22 534 96 97
bdm@APO-opa.org

About APO

APO (http://www.APO-opa.com) owns and manages Africa Wire® and MENA Wire®, the press release distribution services dedicated to Africa and the Middle East. Founded in 2007, APO is the sole press release wire in Africa, and the global leader in media relations related to Africa and the Middle East.

With offices in Senegal, Switzerland, Dubai, APO has a media database comprising over 250,000 contacts in Africa, 45,000 in the MENA region, and is the main online community for news relating to Africa.

It offers a complete range of services, including press release distribution and monitoring, online press conferences, interactive webcasts, media interactions, strategic advice, public diplomacy, government relations and events promotion. To find out more, please visit www.APO-opa.com.

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