Jordan Rittenberry serves as the CEO of Edelman Africa. Based in Johannesburg, Rittenberry oversees the firm’s work across the continent. Supporting a number of blue chip brands and multinational corporations, Edelman Africa has executed programs in more than 30 countries across Africa over the last two years on behalf of clients including Deloitte, GE, HP, Mars, Nissan and Unilever.
An Edelman veteran with more than a decade of service, Rittenberry has held numerous leadership positions at the firm. Prior to his role in South Africa, Rittenberry lead Edelman’s Technology & Business Marketing practice in the firm’s co-headquarters in Chicago, where he played a lead role on a number of the agency’s key accounts, crossing both corporate and consumer-facing programmes. He has also served as the client relationship manager for multiple global engagements and has supported organisations such as Bosch, Expedia, Groupon, IBM, Motorola and Lockheed Martin.
His award-winning work at Edelman has been recognised by the Public Relations Society of America, International Association of Business Communicators and Business Marketing Association.
Rittenberry earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations/advertising and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Houston.