In the latest episode of PodCatalyst, Peter Finn, IABC executive director, sits down with Maliha Aqeel, IABC chair, Kamyar Naficy, IABC vice chair, and Danielle Bond, IABC past chair (2021-2022) to discuss the year ahead.
This conversation has something for everyone: how comms pros can wield influence in the C-suite and within their own teams, the importance of tapping into geopolitics, what it means to be a communicator in a post-truth world, influencers they’re following in the new year, a caveat against algorithms, Wordle vs. Connections — and so much more!
Tune in to this lively roundtable discussion and tap into just a few of the minds of IABC’s past and present leadership.
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Maliha Aqeel, PMP, SCMP, MC, Kamyar Naficy and Danielle Bond
Maliha Aqeel, PMP, SCMP, MC, is chair of the IABC International Executive Board (IEB) and the founder and CEO of The Ideas Collective Inc., an independent consulting firm bringing brand purpose to life through content, customers and culture. She has worked in corporate and agency roles for almost 20 years, connecting the dots between brand, marketing and communications to drive business objectives. She is a longtime IABC volunteer and a regular speaker at industry conferences. Aqeel has won several IABC Gold Quill awards for brand development, content marketing, publications and internal communications, including two Gold Quill “Best of the Best” awards for employee engagement and COVID-19 response management and communications. Connect with Aqeel on LinkedIn.
Danielle Bond is an award-winning brand, marketing and communications executive with expertise in the B2B sector. She has been the chief marketing officer for leading professional services firms throughout her career. Bond recently left full-time corporate life to pursue a career as a company director and consultant. She has served on IABC’s International Executive Board for four years, including as chair. Connect with Bond on LinkedIn.
Kamyar Naficy is managing director of Alberin, a strategic communications consultancy for finance, technology and sustainability. With over 20 years of professional experience, Naficy advises clients in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East on all aspects of corporate, financial and marketing communications. Prior to working at Alberin, Naficy held senior communications positions at JP Morgan, London Stock Exchange Group and UniCredit. Earlier in his career, he worked in investment banking and management consulting. He holds a BA from the London School of Economics and a MPhil in Management Studies from Cambridge University. Connect with Naficy on LinkedIn.