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We believe in redefining perceptions and opening up new horizons. We bring innovative forward-thinking solutions to complex issues. No goal is too grand.

We are a consultancy that believes in the power of words and ideas to change lives. Headquartered in London, with offices in Paris, Abuja and Cotonou and a network of partners across Europe and Africa, Aequitas Global is a unique, award-winning political, policy and communications consultancy with strong ethics. Our highly experienced international consultants are focused on creating a better world for tomorrow.

We bring together world-class experts in strategy, politics, digital, brand, communications, and policy to work alongside clients to deliver the change they want to see. For over fifteen years we have been working with visionary leaders, institutions and private sector companies to help them cultivate an international profile and a global reputation.

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We open paths to a greater purpose for visionary leaders, public and private figures, philanthropists and businesses.

Our clients have included some of the world’s most prominent individuals and organisations, including the OECD, the Global Fund and The Commonwealth. Members of our team have worked with Presidents and Prime Ministers including Tony Blair, Bill Clinton, Kofi Annan and Emmanuel Macron.

Aequitas Global worked closely with Angélique Kidjo and French Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the international announcement in the run up to, during and after the G7 in Biarritz.

AFAWA (Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa) is a pan-African initiative to bridge the $42 billion financing gap facing women in Africa.

Aequitas Global supported Angélique Kidjo by working closely with her in providing by working closely with her in providing speech writing, messaging, media relations, stakeholder engagement and social media content creation. Aequitas Global also provided on-the-ground support in Biarritz.


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Aequitas Global delivered a communications strategy for the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding to ensure its long-term sustainability.

The Dialogue is the first forum for political dialogue to bring together countries affected by conflict and fragility, development partners, and civil society.

Working alongside the 19 most conflict affected countries including Sierra Leone, DRC, Pakistan and Afghanistan, to rebrand the Dialogue, we developed the central concept and key messages, and oversaw global events for the New Deal over five years in New York, Washington, Nairobi and Stockholm. We successfully increased the recognition of the work of the Dialogue in fostering peace in fragile states amongst world leaders and secured media coverage with the Financial Times, the Guardian and Reuters. We were PR Week Global Award finalists for this work.


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Aequitas Global worked with the Government of Bayelsa State to launch the Bayelsa State Oil and Environmental Commission. The Commission was established to investigate the behaviour of multinational oil companies operating in Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

Bayelsa is the victim of oil spills every year and as a result is suffering from the continued effects of oil on land and in water. But no one is talking about it.

Aequitas Global runs the Secretariat for the Commission, managing the research programme, events and international media for the Commission.

Aequitas Global has secured extensive media coverage for the Commission in a number of tier-one outlets including BBC, the Guardian, Bloomberg, CNN and the Economist.


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On 7th September 2017, Hurricane Irma wreaked devastation across the Caribbean, including the island of Anguilla, a British Overseas Territory. Almost overnight and under substantial time restraints, Aequitas Global devised and implemented a strategic global media campaign to ensure the UK Government lived up to its responsibilities.

On 7th September 2017, Hurricane Irma wreaked devastation across the Caribbean, including the island of Anguilla, a British Overseas Territory. Almost overnight and under substantial time restraints, Aequitas Global devised and implemented a strategic global media campaign to ensure the UK Government lived up to its responsibilities.

Employing its influential media contacts, Aequitas Global extended the news cycle and turned the UK Government’s failure to react into a global media story. Our work on this campaign was shortlisted for the PR Week Global Award in 2018 and awarded the International Public Relations Association’s Golden World Award for Excellence.


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Strategic Communications

Our work is at the intersection of international public policy, politics and communications; we provide solutions from a global perspective.
  • Communications Strategy and Planning
  • Message Development
  • Brand Development
  • Social and Digital Media Strategy
  • Website Development

Global Media Relations

From delivering conferences for global leaders to global media launches, our work is at a global level. Our industry status proves it.
  • Media Monitoring and Analysis
  • Media Strategy
  • Global Media campaigns
  • Media Training
  • Public Affairs
  • Press Office
  • Global media launches
  • Social Media Management
  • Digital Campaigning

Reputation Management, Issues and Crisis

We have supported international institutions and global leaders with 24/7 crisis preparedness and crisis communications advice has been utilised by international institutions and global leaders. We protect, manage and grow reputations.
  • 24/7 Crisis Communications Support
  • Risk Management
  • Crisis Preparation
  • Reputation Management
  • Crisis Communications Training

Global Public Policy

From speech-writing to manifestos our team of global public policy experts enable our clients to perform at their best on the global stage.
  • Policy Research and Analysis
  • Public Policy Development and Manifesto Creation
  • Public Policy Consultations and Enquiries
  • Co-creation
  • Speech Writing

Global Government Relations

From foreign service representation to multilateral regulatory affairs we provide strategic consultancy to Governments, multilateral institutions, private individuals and corporations.
  • Stakeholder mapping and engagement
  • Multilateral and multinational engagement
  • Regulatory Affairs (Multilateral)
  • Foreign Policy Advice
  • Foreign Service Representation
  • Political Risk Analysis
  • Political Advisory

Political Campaigns

We provide politicians with a comprehensive campaigning service from strategy and policy development to delivering the campaign in the air and on the ground. We have extensive experience of applying cutting edge campaigning tactics to an emerging market context.
  • Campaign strategy development
  • Audience Mapping
  • Message and policy development
  • Polling
  • Targeted digital advertising
  • Integrated media and communications plans
  • Managing field operations
  • Campaign Training
Founding Director

Dorothea Hodge

Dorothea is a former Special Adviser to the Leader of the House of Lords. In a career spanning over 15 years in politics and corporate communications she has provided political counsel to many senior UK politicians including the former Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, in addition to advising global brands such as Deloitte, & Avaya. She has worked globally across the African Continent, US, Europe and Asia.

With a focus on International relations, Dorothea has worked with notable global leaders such as Kofi Annan and Baroness Valerie Amos. 

In 2005 Dorothea co-managed the election winning Labour General Election Media Team, reporting directly to Alastair Campbell, directing a team of 35 and delivering up to 3 high-profile media events per day across the country involving the Prime Minister, and senior cabinet ministers.

Associate Director

Aurelien Raspiengeas

Aurelien Raspiengeas is currently focusing on strategic communications, reputation management, new business, media training and digital.
A member of the Senior Leadership Team, he is also leading our election division, dedicated to transformative and visionary leaders, seeking to achieve global impact, and launched the Innovation & Acceleration Hub of the agency, designed to develop new creative products and improve delivery for clients.

Aurelien has a decade of corporate and institutional communications experience, primarily working at leading strategic consulting firms for brands, institutions and governments.

Aurelien spent five years at a leading advertising agency in Paris, overseeing and rolling out tailored campaigns on four continents for public and private figures, firms and institutions, including the International Monetary Fund, Sanofi, Tencent, Lazard Bank and Forbes. Aurelien joined a strategic consulting firm in the Gulf in 2015, overseeing global campaigns around innovative projects of the UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Crown Prince Court and Prime Minister Office, managing major events like the World Government Summit in Dubai or the historic visit of the Pope in Abu Dhabi in 2018. He also drove the expansion of the company towards Africa and Asia.

Senior Consultant

Charlotte le Masson

Charlotte is bilingual strategic communications consultant specialising in developing and implementing domestic and international campaigns for governments, philanthropic and civil society organisations. She previously worked as a political risk analyst focused on Africa and the Middle East.

Charlotte has worked on counter-extremism campaigns for the UK government, managed an international campaign on education for former UK Prime Minister – Tony Blair, and worked for the London-based agency Portland for clients including the Government of Qatar, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Consultant

Jesse Cheto

Jesse has a background in ICT, Communications and Accounting. He is an EC-Council certified IT security professional and Oracle database administrator with an Accounting degree from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. Jesse’s dynamism explains his fusion with the ICT industry where he has worked for over ten years. With a wealth of experience as a training faculty, research analyst and systems administrator, Jesse has had a stint at various organizational levels including with Inspire Africa, Oracle conferences and the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Before joining Aequitas Consulting London, he has consulted severally for a diverse range of organizations Including Qaiser Ventures, Hypertech Consulting and Population Reference Bureau.

Between 2011 and 2016, he worked at the Wellbeing Foundation on behalf of Aequitas Consulting London as ICT and Communications Manager. His work with the organization led to the development of the globally recognized #MaternalMonday campaign which he planned and effectively implemented.

Jesse is social media savvy with key experience in developing and managing content. He is a confident individual with outstanding Communication skills, eager to contribute highly applicable business process management skills with ability to personalize service delivery to analyzing business needs and translating them into executable strategies.

Consultant

Kate Primrose

Kate has a background in political campaigning and strategic communications. She has worked on a number of campaigns West Africa, including a presidential election in Sierra Leone and an environmental campaign in Nigeria.

Kate has secured extensive media coverage for her clients in a range of Tier 1 media outlets including the Financial Times, the Guardian and CNBC. She is an expert at stakeholder engagement and is adept at managing the competing needs of diverse groups.

Kate has an interest in elections and political positioning and campaigning. She holds a conjoint degree in Law & Politics from the University of Otago.

Consultant

Sarah Fitzgerald

Sarah is a communications consultant at Aequitas specialising in international development, sustainability and corporate responsibility. She is adept at blending strategic communications with corporate and consumer PR and Marketing.

Sarah has an impressive network of contacts and proven track record of creating successful international campaigns and partnerships, demonstrating effective project management, delivered to time and budget.

Previously working in journalism, Sarah has a unique understanding of the media landscape and storytelling, allowing her to create transformative PR and social impact communications for clients globally.

At Aequitas, Sarah is a champion for human rights and sustainable development, focusing on reputation management, PR, stakeholder engagement, and capacity building for clients.

Business Manager

Sophie Campbell

Sophie supports the Founding Director and Senior Leadership Team at Aequitas to ensure the efficient running of the business.

Prior to joining Aequitas, Sophie spent seven years at a global leadership development NGO, delivering projects across the Europe, North America, the Middle East and Africa. Most recently Sophie spent two years living in Johannesburg, South Africa, to grow the organisation’s operations across the African continent.

Sophie graduated with a BA in Politics from Durham University.

Digital

Julien Aubier

Julien Aubier is the founder and managing partner of Boniface Conseil, a consulting firm specialised in political and institutional digital communication, mainly based on the African continent and particularly in West Africa.

He began his career in 2003 in Brussels in a public affairs firm, for which he developed online advocacy services. In 2008, he founded an agency specialising in online image management and online advocacy and crisis communication in Paris. In 2014, he founded Boniface Conseil and strengthened its presence on the African continent, with a dedicated team in Cotonou, Benin.

Julien Aubier and Boniface Conseil team notably managed the digital and online advocacy parts of the campaigns of Presidents Alassane Ouattara and Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta and also led online communication missions in Benin, Togo, the Republic of Guinea, the DRC and the Central African Republic as well as in France and Belgium.

Creative Partner

Arteh Odjidja 

Arteh Odjidja is a commercial fashion/portraiture and fine art photographer born and bred in London, where he resides today. Growing up with a father working in the filmmaking industry, Arteh developed an early love for the creative process, and showed sure signs that he was destined for a career in art and design. Specialising in fashion/portraiture and fine art photography, Arteh has managed to build his portfolio with commissions from some of the world’s most recognized brands and organisations including Christian Dior, Leica camera, Paul Smith, Ozwald Boateng Savile Row, Montblanc, E.Tautz, Oxfam UK to name a few. Arteh’s desire to have his work make a positive impact on society, has led him into the Fine art world. The Savile Row designer and long-time collaborator – Ozwald Boateng OBE, housed his first solo exhibition ‘Stranger in Moscow’ in 2013. Which was shortlisted for the AOP awards in the same year. He has since exhibited his work extensively in the US and the UK at prominent galleries like the Tate Modern London, The British museum, City hall, The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, to name a few. Arteh’s work has also been featured in established industry publications such as Black + White Photography magazine, The BJP – (British Journal of Photography), The Photo works Annual, The New York times, the Huffington Post etc. Arteh’s passion to share his experience has seen him accept an ambassadorship from Leica Camera UK to run photography workshops throughout the UK and accepting invitations to speak on panels and present talks on different aspects of the visual industry. Credits include the Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago IL, University of Brighton, London College of Fashion, London College of Communication, the Brighton Photo Biennial 2016, Autograph Gallery, Tate modern, The British Museum, City Hall London etc. The success of his project, on-going portrait series ‘The Strangers Series, has seen him work with impactful youth charities like Coram UK and present his seminal project to Her Majesty the Queen in 2018.

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Associate Partner

Donata Garrasi

Donata is a political scientist who specialises in policy and program design and implementation in crisis affected situations. Over 20 years Donata has led high profile and multi-million US$ development and peacebuilding initiatives for governments and major international organisations in Africa and Asia. She has held senior management and advisory positions with the OECD, the UK Government, and the United Nations and consults regularly with multi-lateral partners, including the World Bank and the European Union, and with the private sector. Donata has contributed to designing and implementing global policies for effective development cooperation in conflict affected and fragile situations, and national recovery and peacebuilding strategies in a range of countries in West and Central Africa and Asia. She is currently working on a series of initiatives to attract and retain responsible business and investment in new emerging markets. Donata is a Managing Partner of Europe Conflict and Security Consulting (ECAS Ltd).

Associate Partner

Patrick Diamond

Patrick is Executive Chair of the Policy Network think-tank. He is lecturer in Public Policy at Queen Mary, University of London, Gwilym Gibbon fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, and a visiting fellow in the Department of Politics at the University of Oxford. He is the former head of policy planning in 10 Downing Street and senior policy adviser to the prime minister. Patrick has spent ten years as a special adviser in various roles at the heart of British government, including 10 Downing Street, the Cabinet Office, the Northern Ireland Office. His recent publications include: His recent publications include: Can Labour Win? The Hard Road to Power (with Giles Radice, 2015); The Predistribution Agenda: Tackling Inequality and Supporting Sustainable Growth (with Claudia Chwalisz, 2015); Governing Britain: Power, Politics and the Prime Minister (2013); After the Third Way (with Olaf Cramme, 2012); Beyond New Labour (with Roger Liddle, 2009); Social Justice in the Global Age (with Olaf Cramme, 2009); and Global Europe, Social Europe (with Anthony Giddens, 2006).

Associate Partner

Robert Yates

Robert Yates is an internationally recognised expert on universal health coverage (UHC) and progressive health financing. He is a Director of UHC Consulting Limited and a senior fellow of Chatham House, Royal Institute of International Affairs where he is Project Director of the UHC Policy Forum.

His principal area of expertise is in the political economy of UHC, with a focus on advising political leaders and governments on how to plan, finance and implement national UHC reforms. He has previously worked as a Senior Health Economist with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the World Health Organisation, advising numerous governments in Asia and Africa on health financing policy and health systems reforms.

He holds a BA degree in Natural Sciences and Economics from the University of Cambridge and a MBA, from the University of Leeds.

Associate Partner

Teohna Williams

With her attention on international peace and security, Teohna spends the majority of her time working in an advisory capacity to senior officials focused on security, stability, and governance in conflict-affected and fragile states. Her recent work as Advisor to the UK Special Envoy for the Sudans involved advising on policy and programming for the UK’s support to South Sudan’s peace process.

Over the last ten years Teohna has worked in South Sudan, the Middle East, Haiti, Papua New Guinea, Kenya, Moldova, and Timor Leste. She has also worked as a Programme Manager for UNDP on conflict transformation and peacebuilding and as a security & justice sector reform advisor with the Geneva Centre for Security, Rule of Law and Development (DCAF), where she led and supported many donor teams in their policy development.

Teohna holds a Master degree in International Affairs from Columbia University (New York), a Joint BA in Anthropology & English from Oxford Brookes University, and a Drama degree from the Arts Educational School (London). She is a qualified trainer & facilitator and having initially worked as a professional actor, Teohna uses theatre as a peacebuilding tool, working with communities to find non-violent solutions to conflict.

Associate Partner

Carolann Alt

Carolann Alt brings 15 years of Global Strategic Marketing, Business Development and Commercial Execution across several industries including; healthcare, agri-business, power/renewable energy, real estate, SME and infrastructure. A former executive in the biotechnology industry she facilitated the commercialization of international pharmaceutical and medical technology companies into the U.S. landscape.

Since 2003, Carolann has garnered a strong affinity to sub-Saharan Africa, specifically Nigeria, with the ability to navigate the complex African business landscape. She is an advisor for Sustainable International Medical Missions and she has been appointed as an advisor to the US-Nigeria Commercial Dialogue, which is a mechanism designed to promote increased, diverse and sustainable trade and investment between the United States and Nigeria. Carolann is a Board Member of Quaint Energy with offices in the US, Nigeria, Tanzania and Pakistan, and is a Commissioner of African Affairs for the Maryland Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives

Specialties: Investment Sourcing & Deal Origination, Project Development, Project Finance, Strategic Planning and Market Entry, Collaboration and Global Strategy, Project Management, Sales and Marketing.

Associate Partner

Mark C. Clack

Mr. Clack is a veteran of Capitol Hill, having served in several senior positions. Throughout his career, Mr. Clack has played a vital role in formulating U.S.-policy toward Africa.
For more than 25 years, Mark C. Clack has worked as a public relations professional, lobbyist, strategic communications advisor and campaign consultant on behalf of many African nations and clients. Most recently, as Senior Strategic Advisor to Nigeria’s Senate President, he advised Senate leadership on messaging and communications strategies to better transmit the priorities and activities of the National Assembly to the general public and the international community. During successive elections in Nigeria (2011 & 2015), Mr. Clack served as a consultant to the Independent National Election Commission (INEC).

In 2012, Mr. Clack worked directly with the interim president of Guinea Bissau to gain official recognition from the UN Secretariat and to secure the credentials necessary to participate in UN General Assembly proceedings. That same year, President Joyce Banda of Malawi recruited him to develop an international public affairs campaign to support her ascendancy to power following the death of then-President Bingu Mutharika. In Liberia, he worked directly with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to secure $20 million for the Liberian National Police, funds which were necessary to bolster Liberia’s security infrastructure.

Associate Partner

Evelyne Sodogandji

Evelyne Sodogandji has 20 years’ experience in Operations, Business Strategy, Business development, Business Finance across various industries.

Evelyne worked at Standard Chartered Bank London for 11 years in various roles including Business Finance Partner and Associate Director, Business Development; Executing strategic planning and initiatives; executing clients focus marketing activities, enhancing client experience and assisting the Corporate & institutional Banking team provide clients with unparalleled access to global markets.

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Belarus – Quick Take

Over the last month Belarus has faced increasing political turmoil, as incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko, in office since 1994,  tightens his grip on power after a highly contentious election result in his favour.  The election, which took…

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Please get in touch if you would like to know more about what we do. If you’d like to speak to a member of our team, please call our London office.

London Office:
West Wing, Somerset House, Strand,
London, WC2R 1LA
Nigeria Office:
29 Mambilla St, Aso Drive,
Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria.
Cotonou Office:
Abdel-Aziz Bouraima
Ilot 95 Jonquet - Amegnizin Cotonou, Bénin
Paris Office:
204 Avenue de Versailles, Paris, France