Alnoor Ladha brings global experience in communicating social issues around climate change and inequality

NEW YORK: The PR Trust is pleased to welcome Alnoor Ladha, media strategist, civil society advocate and grassroots community builder to our Advisory Council. Mr. Ladha brings extensive global experience in climate communications to the PR Trust.

“For twenty years Mr. Ladha has focused on bettering global communities through strategic communications,” says tobias c. van Veen, Executive Director of the PR Trust. “He brings invaluable grassroots experience with communicating social issues around inequality and climate change, two of the most important challenges we face today in developing civil society.”

Mr. Ladha has served on numerous boards including Greenpeace International USA (2012 to 2017) and the P2P Foundation (2015 to 2018). He is co-founder and Executive Director of The Rules, a global network of citizens dedicated to changing the rules that create inequality, poverty and climate change. He is currently co-founder of Tierra Valiente (Brave Earth), a sustainable community and alternative healing center in Costa Rica.

“I am honoured to support the PR Trust as they address the major issues of our time — climate change and growing inequality — as part of their mission to better communications in civil society,” said Mr. Ladha, who holds an MsC in Philosophy and Public Policy from the London School of Economics (LSE), and a BBA in International Business and Economics from Simon Fraser University.

From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Ladha was a Partner and Head of Strategy at Purpose, a movement-strategy consultancy and incubator based in New York City. His work has been published by Al Jazeera, Truthout, Common Dreams, Occupy.com and Fast Company among others.

The PR Trust recently launched a global call for experienced industry mentors for our Mentor Program in Global Communications. The Global Communications Mentorship facilitates the personal and professional growth of young professionals in developing countries through relationship building with experienced industry mentors. The Program is designed for senior undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline who wish to pursue communications and public relations as a career.

“The PR Trust is looking for experienced professionals who are passionate about sharing their expertise,” said tobias c. van Veen, Executive Director of The PR Trust. He added that becoming a PR Trust Mentor provides a unique opportunity to develop relationships with up-and-coming communications talent in the developing world.

About The PR Trust
Founded in 2014, The PR Trust promotes the value of communications for social and economic development by supporting learning opportunities worldwide. We provide young professionals with development opportunities through mentorships and education outreach programs that emphasise the role of communications in civil society. The PR Trust offers learning opportunities, exposure to applied communications skills, and assistance with entering the communications profession. The PR Trust is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization based in the United States. The Governors of the PR Trust are its Founder and Chair Allard W. van Veen (Canada), Richard Tsang (Hong Kong), Andreas Fischer-Appelt (Germany) and Madan Bahal (India).

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Award-winning consultant and acclaimed author brings expertise with workplace diversity and LGBTQ+ advocacy

The PR Trust welcomes Sharif Rangnekar, award-winning communications consultant and LGBTQ+ advocate, to the Advisory Council.

Sharif is author of Straight to Normal: My Life as a Gay Man (2019), and Realizing Brand India: The Changing Face of Contemporary India (2005). As a jo1urnalist, Sharif was correspondant for The Economic Times and The Pioneer, before leading Integral PR as its CEO and chairman. Named to the Global Power List by PR Week in 2015, he was recognised as PR Professional of The Year in 2013 by the India PR & Corporate Communications Association.

“Mr. Rangnekar joins us as not just an award-winning communications consultant, social justice and arts creative, but as an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights,” said tobias c. van Veen, Executive Director of The PR Trust. He added that Mr. Rangnekar curates Embrace: Music Justice Arts, a platform that blends art with social justice, and is frontman of the band Friends of Linger, which released India’s first song dedicated to the gay community, “Head Held High.”

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Are you an experienced and passionate communications professional?

Would you like to learn how your professional experience can enable and empower students in the developing world?

NEW YORK: The PR Trust is seeking experienced industry professionals as mentors for its Mentor Program in Global Communications. The program is innovative for its global reach and international scope that connects established industry mentors in communications with up-and-coming talent in developing regions.

“The program represents a unique opportunity to develop international relationships with young professionals in emerging markets,” says Allard W. van Veen (Canada), Founder of The PR Trust.

The first phase of the program launches in Ghana and Egypt in 2019, partnering with national-level communications agencies and university programs. The PR Trust’s Ghana Representative is Baaba Cofie, Founding Partner of Mahogany Consult in Accra, and the Egypt Representative is Rania Azab, Group CEO of 4PR Group in Cairo.

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Award-winning AdFactors PR co-founder will accelerate The PR Trust with global development

NEW YORK:  The PR Trust has appointed Madan Bahal, Managing Director and Co-Founder of AdFactors PR, India’s largest and most awarded public relations firm, to its Global Board of Governors.

The PR Trust provides young professionals with development opportunities through mentorships and education outreach programs that emphasise the role of communications in civil society. Adfactors PR is the youngest and the only independent firm in its peer group in India. In 2016, Adfactors PR won all five Agency of the Year awards for India.

“Mr. Bahal brings the expertise of India’s most innovative agency to our Global Board as we develop education and mentorship programs for the developing world,” said Allard W. van Veen, Founder of The PR Trust. He added that Mr. Bahal has invaluable experience in one of the largest, most linguistically diverse and fastest-growing communications industries in the world.

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German industry leader will assist The PR Trust with expanding its European programs

NEW YORK:  The PR Trust has appointed Andreas Fischer Appelt, Chairman of German communications group fischerAppelt AG, to its Global Board of Governors. FischerAppelt AG is one of Europe’s largest communications groups with multiple offices in Germany, the Middle East, the US and Asia. The PR Trust provides young professionals with development opportunities through mentorships and education outreach programs that emphasise the role of communications in education, health, and civil society.

“The addition of Andreas to our Global Board will provide The PR Trust with additional strategic insight as we establish links between communication specialists around the world and young people entering the communications profession,” said Allard W. van Veen, Founder of The PR Trust. He added that Fischer Appelt will add a broad understanding of the fast-paced changes in the communications industry and its increasing number of platforms.

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Are you an experienced and passionate communications professional?

Would you like to learn how your professional experience can enable and empower students in the developing world?

The PR Trust is seeking experienced industry professionals as mentors for its Mentor Program in Global Communications.

“The program represents a great opportunity to give back to the profession and develop relationships with young professionals in emerging markets,” says Allard W. van Veen (Canada), Founder of The PR Trust.
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