Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard

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Nicolas Pompigne Mognard
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Mognard, founder, Chairman and 100% owner of APO Group
Born (1975-11-03) 3 November 1975 (age 45)
NationalityFrench and Gabonese
OccupationFounder, chairman and 100% owner of APO Group, Angel investor
Years active2005–present
Spouse(s)
Marie Noëlle Pompigne Mognard
(m. 1999)
Children2 daughters, 1 son
Websitehttp://www.pompigne-mognard.com

Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard (born November 3, 1975) is a Franco-Gabonese self-made entrepreneur,[1][2] and angel investor. A former journalist,[3][4] he is the Founder and Chairman of APO Group.

Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard is a Senior Advisory Board member of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business,[5] a member of the Advisory Board of the African Energy Chamber (AEC),[6] and member of the Advisory Board of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF),[7] the premier hotel investment conference in Africa. He is also member of the Advisor Board of the EurAfrican Forum, an action-oriented platform that aims to foster stronger collaboration between Europe and Africa.[8]

APO Group is the main Official Sponsor of World Rugby's African association, Rugby Africa,[9][10][11] the public relations agency of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in Africa,[12] and Getty Images' strategic partner in Africa and the Middle East.[13]

According to the American business magazine Forbes,[14] APO Group has an annual turnover of several million dollars.[15][16][17]

According to The Vanguard (Nigeria), APO Group has experienced a record growth of 60% in 2018.[18]

Career[edit]

Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard is currently chairman and 100% owner of APO Group. According to the American business magazine Forbes, Pompigne-Mognard is focusing on delivering high-level counsel for APO Group clients and developing his own investment fund dedicated to Africa.[19]

Rugby[edit]

In November 2017, the company he owns, APO Group, became the Main Official Sponsor of World Rugby's African association, Rugby Africa, the governing body of rugby in Africa.[20][21]

In May 2018, Nicolas unveiled the Rugby Africa Gold Cup perpetual trophy, also known as the Africa Cup[22][circular reference] – a Rugby World Cup qualifier – during the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) Congress in Brussels,[23] in the presence of Abdelaziz Bougja, President of Rugby Africa, Gianni Merlo and President of the International Sports Press Association, AIPS[Italian].[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Gabonese Journalist Who Built A Multi-Million Dollar Media Relations Company Forbes - December 7, 2018
  2. ^ The founder of APO Group, one of the biggest media relations companies in Africa, shares his best advice for everyone who wants to build a media company Business Insider - February 6, 2019
  3. ^ APO founder talks about his meteoric media journey Bizcommunity - February 8, 2019
  4. ^ Unleashing Africa’s potential with Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard CNBC Africa - February 22, 2019
  5. ^ Canada-Africa Chamber Of Business Appoints Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard As Senior Board Advisor Taarifa Rwanda - May 19, 2021
  6. ^ African Energy Chamber appoints APO Group Founder and Chairman Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard to its Advisory Board Africa Business Communities - 30 July 2020
  7. ^ Africa Hotel Investment Forum Advisory Board Africa Hotel Investment Forum
  8. ^ EurAfrican Forum appoints Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard to its Advisory Board CNBC Africa - March 11, 2019
  9. ^ Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO Group and Abdelaziz Bougja, Chairman of World Rugby's African association, Rugby Africa during the signing ceremony of the agreement under which APO Group becomes the main Official Sponsor of Rugby Africa, at Royal Garden Hotel on November 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for APO Group). Getty Images. November 12, 2017
  10. ^ APO Group becomes the Official Partner of World Rugby’s African association, Rugby Africa Archived 2018-01-21 at the Wayback Machine. CNBC Africa. November 12, 2017
  11. ^ Rugby Africa to continue groundbreaking partnership with APO Group africanews (euronews subsidiary) - March 1, 2019
  12. ^ PR pro needed, jumpshot optional: NBA looks for Africa league comms leader PR Week US - January 10, 2020
  13. ^ "Getty Images and APO Group Announce Strategic Partnership". Global Banking & Finance Review. June 3, 2019. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  14. ^ The Gabonese Journalist Who Built A Multi-Million Dollar Media Relations Company Forbes - December 7, 2018
  15. ^ “APO Group is perfectly positioned to facilitate strategic communication” Vanguard - February 5, 2019
  16. ^ How Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard built APO Group into a multi-million dollar firm and one of the most important media companies in Africa Business Insider - February 6, 2019
  17. ^ The journalist who built a big-ticket firm The EastAfrican - April 1, 2019
  18. ^ “APO Group is perfectly positioned to facilitate strategic communication” The Vanguard (Nigeria) - February 5, 2019
  19. ^ The Gabonese Journalist Who Built A Multi-Million Dollar Media Relations Company Forbes - December 7, 2018
  20. ^ Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO Group and Abdelaziz Bougja, Chairman of World Rugby's African association, Rugby Africa during the signing ceremony of the agreement under which APO Group becomes the main Official Sponsor of Rugby Africa, at Royal Garden Hotel on November 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for APO Group). Getty Images. November 12, 2017
  21. ^ APO Group becomes the Official Partner of World Rugby’s African association, Rugby Africa Archived 2018-01-21 at the Wayback Machine. CNBC Africa. November 12, 2017
  22. ^ The Rugby Africa Gold Cup perpetual trophy
  23. ^ New Rugby Africa Gold Cup's perpetual trophy - unveiled at AIPS Congress in Brussels International Sports Press Association, AIPS. May 8, 2018
  24. ^ "AIPS Media - Executive Committee". Retrieved 15 September 2012.

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