Senior PR & Comms Director

A tech comms specialist with strong corporate affairs and government experience

A tech comms specialist with strong corporate affairs and government experience, Chinedu Udezue has worked for a number of the country’s most recognised consultancies; including the likes of BCW, Porter Novelli, Ogilvy, Weber Shandwick and more.
His client work includes the likes of Huawei, where he helped run the UK practice across several business areas to deliver media and corporate communications support to Qualcomm during a high-profile investigation of antitrust and unfair business practice allegations in China, Korea, the US and the EU. He was also responsible for running the EMEA offices of Taylor Strategy, a leading US comms consultancy and provisioning strategic counsel for the likes of Procter & Gamble, Diageo and others.

Favourite campaign of 2021 and why?

The Kiyan Price / QPR / FIFA 21 campaign – brilliantly executed and really poignant in its messaging.

Who is your communicator of the year?

James O’Brien on LBC – somebody using their public platform and a medium that traditionally skews one way to actually go beyond soundbites and be willing to look into the underlying issues behind much of what is going on, discuss them and hold people to account…

Person of the year?

Gareth Southgate – composed, clear, knowledgeable and principled.

Favourite comfort food?

Mac and cheese or plantain (depending on if I’m feeling sweet or savoury)

Film you have watched more times than any other?

The Harry Potter films (I’ve never read the books but I have a daughter who is right in that demo, so….)

Song you can’t resist dancing to?

Mo Money, Mo Problems (a guilty pleasure!)

Event you are most looking forward to in the next 12 months?

Hitting 45 next year – feels somewhat milestone-esque