October 3, 2017

Ani-Mumuney leads ADVAN

General Manager, Group Head Marketing and Corporate Communications First Bank Nigeria, Mrs. Folake Ani-Mumuney has emerged President of the Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN).

She emerged president during the Association‘s Annual General Meeting, taking over from Mr. David Okeme, Commercial Director, Systemspecs Remita.

She alongside the new Executive members will run the affairs of the association for the next two years.

Speaking, Ani-Mumuney expressed gratitude for the honour bestowed on her to lead the association as the 10th and first female president. She said she looks forward to the challenges ahead and that success for her would be to deliver measurable impact   to the goals and objectives of ADVAN.

“It is extremely rewarding to be deemed fit to run this office by my colleagues and peer member companies. I will ensure that the period I and other Executive Committee members  have to serve will see positive changes, strong partnerships and effective collaboration.

The current operating environment presents certain realities, unprecedented advances in technology driving new business models, increasing and tougher regulatory regimes with additional compliance requirements,   so whilst the future is exciting it offers many opportunities wrapped in beautiful challenges”

Speaking of what lies ahead for the association, Ani-Mumuney said: “A proactive ADVAN must become the platform and catalyst for the progressive strategic marketing thinking demanded by the future. We must be recognized for our thought leadership and think for the future. The future is now and the age of disruption is upon us. We must disrupt if we are not to be disrupted and future proof ADVAN and its members in the process.”

Elected   Members of the new Executive committee include Mr. Wasiu Abiola Head Media and Digital Nigerian Breweries Plc-1st Vice President, Mrs Nkiru Olumide Ojo-Head of Marketing and Communications Stanbic IBTC 2nd Vice President, Mr. Onome Asagbara –Product Manager Dufill Prima–Publicity Secretary, Mrs. Nnenna Osi-Anugwa   Marketing Manager , Unilever –Treasurer.