Abu Ngauja

Associate Director of Talent and Culture - The Martin Agency

Abu Ngauja is the Associate Director of Talent and Culture at The Martin Agency.  He is a talent experience strategist, representation and belonging advisor, and sometimes, when-inspired, a poet currently based in Richmond, Virginia. Ngauja's genesis didn’t start there—he began in integrated marketing, leading creative teams and partnering with clients to make work for global brands like McDonald’s, Audi of America, 23andMe, Playstation and Reebok. A driving belief that everyone in the world “deserves to be seen as they want to be seen” led him to stops in nearly every US time zone and then on a quick soul trek through Mexico and Sierra Leone, before a push into becoming the first ever manager of talent engagement and inclusion at The Martin Agency, a creative collective. In his current role, Ngauja speaks power into the purpose of Martin’s talent through his philosophy of visibility—centering the experiences (primarily of those historically misrepresented) by way of language, community programming, wellbeing initiatives and contribution-centered tools.