Our Council Members
Biodun Olusina Shobanjo [CHAIRMAN]
He is one of Nigeria’s finest marketing communications practitioners.
With a career that started in broadcasting at the then Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), now known as Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), he is reputed to be the one man that has had the most positive effect on the marketing communication industry in Nigeria in the last fifty years.
He is the Chairman of Channels Media Group and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Channels Television. He is a renowned broadcast journalist with a vast experience spanning more than four decades.
Before founding Channels TV in 1995, John worked variously as News Anchor, Senior Reporter and Producer for Nigeria’s National Radio and Television Stations.
Professor Abigail Ogwezzy-Ndisika
She holds a B.A. in Linguistics, University of Port-Harcourt; PGD, MSc in Mass Communication, University of Lagos, M.A. in Gender and Development, University of Sussex, England; and PhD in Communication Arts, University of Ibadan. Professor Ogwezzy-Ndisika started her career as an academic in the Department of Mass communication, University of Lagos on March 22, 2001 as a Lecturer II and rose to the rank of a Professor, on August 11, 2016.
George Edwin Thorpe
George has over 35 years of marketing and general management experience at local and international levels in industry, academic, training, consulting and entrepreneurship.
He started off in brand management at Unilever Nigeria, proceeded to head up sales and marketing for prescription and OTC brands for Sterling Health, makers of Panadol, and subsequently posted to Guilford, UK in newly created position of Vice President Marketing for Sterling Health, Middle East, Eastern Europe, Africa and the Indian Sub-Continent (MEEASC).
He is the Managing Director and CEO of TBWA\CONCEPT.
Kelechi is a Passionate Growth leader; his practice extends from Account management to Account Planning and Strategy.
He was the Agency lead at the launch of MTN in Nigeria in 2001 giving him a vantage view of the role of GSM and technology in rapid transformation of the country. He was also the agency lead at the launch of Virgin Atlantic (2002) and later Virgin Nigeria.
Engr. Nuruddeen Abdurrahman Rafindadi
He is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), is a Civil Engineer by profession.
Born in March 1960, he graduated with a B.Eng Civil Engineering in 1981, and MSc in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering in 1986, both from ABU Zaria.
Three decades in civil engineering projects – design and supervision of projects; projects control; contracts administration; projects feasibility; financing; monitoring and evaluation; management of donor funded (AfDB, World Bank) programmed and projects.
He is an award-winning business executive who combines 19 years of cognate industry experience in Strategy, Marketing, Analytics and Business Transformation from two largest economies in Africa (Nigeria and South Africa).
He is a Kaggle-validated hands-on Data scientist and a doctoral researcher with a Data Science product patent on Social Pricing Recommender.
Chima Okenimkpe has more than 20 years’ experience in the advertisng and marketing communications industry.
His current role is to oversee and steer the creativity of Publicist West Africa across the West Africa Region for local and international clients by embracing West Africa’s complex marketing communications ecosystem. He is an experienced business leader, highly effective in incorporating creative leadership skills to achieve key business objectives.
Feyi is one of the leading authorities on understanding the African marketplace, having developed and published the only proprietary framework to understanding the African consumer psychology.
He currently consults for multi-nationals on how to win in the African marketplace, with assignments across multiple regions on the continent.
Sabastine Nwajide Okeke(PhD)
He is a seasoned Strategic Human Resource Professional and Consultant, and Specialist in Corporate Management/Organizational Strategy, Human Capital Resourcing, Talent Optimization, Organizational Performance Management, Training & Staff Development, Organizational Development and Corporate Design. He is a Certified and Seasoned Educationist and Trainer in Entrepreneurship & Vocational Skills Development (TVET) and Published Author and Certified Career Guidance Counsellor.