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Unilever CEO leads talks at national marketing summit



Unilever Nigeria, Ghana CEO, Yaw Nsarkoh, has confirmed his participation in the forthcoming annual MARKETING EDGE National Marketing Summit.Nsarkoh, who is globally reckoned for his thought-leadership credentials in the areas of marketing and capacity management will be guest speaker at the annual event.

His speech will centre on the theme of the summit, “Marketing Paradigms in the Age of Digitalisation.” This year’s National.Marketing Summit holds Friday, July 6, in Ikeja, Lagos.

Nsarkoh’s confirmation completes a line-up of high-powered marketing and advertising professionals, who will be speakers and panellists, as they have indicated interest to be a part of the highly anticipated summit.

The line-up includes Keynote Speaker, Chris Ogbechie, Professor of Strategic Management, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University; Emeka Okeke, Group CEO Media Fuse Dentsu Aegis Network; and Feyi Olubodun CEO Insight Publicis.

Others are Folake Ani-Mumuney, Global Head Marketing and Corporate Communications at FBN Holdings; Steve Babaeko, CEO X3M Idea; Debola Williams of Red Media; Richard Iweanoge, General Manager, Brand and Communications, MTN Nigeria; and Mrs. Bimbo Attah, Head Corporate Communications, UBA.

According to the publisher/CEO, Marketing Edge, John Ajayi, organisers of the summit, “the decision to select Mr. Nsarkoh as the guest speaker for this year’s event was very strategic and not unconnected with his deep insights on the African markets and contemporary market challenges in emerging markets.

“Besides, he has shown exemplary leadership in all the positions he has occupied in his chequered career. He has demonstrated these skills in his current duty post, having been able to oversee a period of consistent growth for Unilever at a period of economic recession and declining consumers’ purchasing power. Under his watch, Unilever Nigeria has been rated as the fastest growing operation in the Unilever world, which covers about 200 countries.”

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