Monday, 31 August 2015

David Okeme of Unilever Becomes New ADVAN President

The Director of Brand Building, Unilever Nigeria Plc, Mr. David Okeme has been elected the new president of the Advertisers Association of Nigeria, ADVAN.

He beat fellow contestant, the Commercial Director of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Mr. Kachi Onabogu in a 11 votes to 4 votes poll at the 16th Annual General Meeting of the association which took place on Friday at Sheba Centra, Mobolaji Bank-Anthony, Ikeja. ‎

Okeme took over from Mr. Kola Oyeyemi, the General Manager; Consumer Marketing at MTN.

David Okeme joined Unilever Nigeria in 1992 with an Honours Degree in English from the University of Jos. Having about 21 years of experience in Customer Marketing, Brand Development and Brand Building, David returns to Unilever Nigeria as Brand Building Director, following three years as the Regional Brand Development Manager for Unilever’s Oral Care business in the Gulf. He is a Fellow of the National Institute of Marketing in Nigeria, and an alumnus of London and Wharton Business Schools.

In a chat with journalists shortly after he was elected, Okeme said, “Nigeria is the biggest economy in Africa and when you talk about advertising platform, people tend to go south of the continent but this executive will work to make Nigeria the centre of gravity in advertising. These are real big ambitions and we will mobilise our partners to make this happen.”

He also commending the immediate past executive, led by Kola Oyeyemi, the General Manager; Consumer Marketing at MTN for their achievements which he pleaded that the new administration will improve upon.

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