Jessica Hope

Jessica Hope

Founder & CEO Wimbart

Jessica Hope started Wimbart in 2014 and has gone on to build the leading Africa tech focussed PR agency, working with over 70 of the continent’s most exciting and well-funded companies, including IROKO, Kobo360, 54gene, Andela, M-KOPA, Paystack and more.

She graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA in History & MA in Religion & Politics and worked as a journalist & editor for two years. Prior to starting her own PR company, Jessica worked at the Natural History Museum, the Jewish Museum and was Head of Communications for African entertainment brand, IROKO.

With over 15 years’ experience in communications, Jessica regularly gives talks, sits on and moderates panels and gives interviews on the subject of comms and strategy in Africa’s technology space. She was named in PRWeek UK’s Powerbook 2019/2020/2021, she is a mentor for UK-based BME PR Pros, and also for Google Launchpad Africa and was recognised as one of Provoke’s EMEA “Innovators to Watch” 2021.


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