With over 17 years of experience across Sub Saharan Africa, Gil has been described as the region`s most prolific advertising agency leader.
Gil has previously worked with leading Pan-African communication agencies; FCB Advertising (SA), Ogilvy & Mather (Kenya and Ghana) and Exp Marketing (Nigeria).
In Kenya, Gil is best remembered for his critical role as the turn-round leader who drove the transformation and commercial revival of then Ogilvy East Africa’s flagship agency Ogilvy & Mather to become the group’s most profitable company. Ogilvy was then key agency for the region’s blue-chip companies – British American Tobacco (BAT), GSK, Barclays, Nation Media Group, Airtel and Telkom Kenya among other leading brands.
Fluent in French and English, Gil is a South African citizen with roots from Cameroon.
As Managing Director of BBDO in Kenya, Gil looks after some of the most prolific global, Regional and Kenyan brands some of which include: Visa, Diageo`s Tusker family, Guinness, Telkom Kenya, Bamburi Cement, Wrigley and AAR Healthcare.
Gil as a consulting Advisor with the International School of Advertising (Kenya) serves as a Non-Executive Director at e-Novate (a digital marketing operation) in Rwanda, is a Non-Executive Director of ZIN (a roofing manufacturing company) in Cameroon and is the current seating chair of the Association of Practitioners in Advertising (APA) in Kenya.
Gil holds various qualifications and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program (AMP) from Strathmore / IESE Business School (Barcelona), Diplomas from Vega the Brand Communication School in Johannesburg and training certificates in Managing Managers for Results and Leadership from AMSCO and GIBBS