President of EXMAN, Rotimi Olaniyan noted that the event will provide an opportunity for the new executives to outline their vision for the future. “The Trustee Night will avail our new executive team to outline the association’s vision and strategic plans over the next two years, in a bid to solicit collaboration and support from other sectoral groups within the marketing communications industry.”
The new executives were elected in July during the association’s second Annual General Meeting in Abeokuta, Ogun State, and they are expected to serve a two years term. The new EXMAN officers are Dr. Olaniyan as President, Wole Olagunsoye, Vice President, Kayode Idowu, Financial Secretary, Abiodun Oshinibosi, Publicity Secretary and Kehinde Salami General Secretary.
Olaniyan is also the MD/CEO of Advantage, a uniquely African consortium of independently owned marketing and communication services companies, agencies and consultancies. In his post-election speech, the newly elected President stressed that his agenda was to grow profitability and market size, saying that his projected 25 percent growth rate is achievable.
“Our first plan is to basically protecting the industry from non-professional and secondly it’s about thought leadership, which is putting in place intuitive that would ensure that we maintain cutting edge as a a practice,” Dr. Olaniyan said.