The commercial director of Biogenerics Limited has been elected as the new President of the Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN).
It would be recalled that Bunmi Adeniba formerly of Unilever Nigeria and recently appointed marketing director of Coca-Cola West Africa had been the acting president of the Association for the last two years.
Other exco members who were elected at the well attended 19th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the association include Nwando Ajene of Nestle Nigeria as 1st Vice President, Yosola Atere of Mastercard as 2nd Vice President, Obum Okoli, High End Manager at ABinBev as Treasurer and Kenneth Iruonagbe of Tolaram as Publicity Secretary.
For the Ex-Officio position that has five statutory slots, the elected persons are Otega Ogra of BUA, Chioma Afe of Access Bank, Tolulope Olanipekun of Mouka Foam, Omolara Banjoko of FrieslandCampina WAMCO and Seni Ogunkola of 9mobile.
In another major development, Mrs. Ediri Ose-Ediale’s position was rarified at the 19th AGM.
Her position at ADVAN now reads: Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director
After the election, the president, Uwubanmwen, called on all the members to come together to move ADVAN forward post-COVID lockdown.
He also stated that his administration will ensure all the stakeholders in the integrated marketing communications work collaboratively to promote professionalism.