Preston Mendenhall

Head of Corporate Affairs


June 8, 4.15pm - 5.15pm
Plenary Panel - Greenfield Cities: Building Digitally Native Cities
Preston Mendenhall is the Head of Corporate Affairs for Rendeavour, Africa’s largest urban land developer with over 12,000 hectares of satellite city developments in the growth trajectories of major cities in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo. Rendeavour’s vision goes beyond alleviating what is a self-evident problem – that of stifling urban congestion and a dearth of quality housing and commercial property in Africa. Rather, Rendeavour aims to help create the infrastructure – the living and working spaces, communities, schools and hospitals – that will help sustain and accelerate Africa’s economic growth, meet the aspirations of Africa’s burgeoning middle classes, and serve as a catalyst for further urban development. Prior to Rendeavour, Mendenhall worked for six years as Vice President for Strategy and Director of Communications at Russian Standard Corporation, one of the world’s largest vodka producers and a leading private consumer bank in Russia. From 1993-2006, Mendenhall worked for NBC News as a producer and correspondent, covering global news events during this period.