Franklin Ozekhome who is a thought leader and angel investor, Franklin has been a key architect of digital development and transformation of the Nigerian advertising industry. As former Chief Marketing Officer, and Head of New Business at Insight, one of the leading marketing communications agencies in sub-Saharan Africa, he guided the company’s innovation drive by integrating her points of view within transferable and credible assets during an era of unprecedented industry transformation, oversaw product development initiatives, and commercialization of new services and experiences that helped Insight broaden its reach and influence within its local and global networks. He also served as a member of the Executive Management Board.
At Insight, he held account management, strategic planning and brand management portfolios, advising clients across a range of sectors including mobile and telecoms, financial services, retail, FMCG, technology, and hospitality. Prior to joining Insight, Franklin held strategic and media planning roles at McCann Erickson and mediaReach OMD respectively, contributing to brand growth and development in the banking, health, transport, mobile payments, food and beverage sectors.
Ozekhome is particularly interested in trends marketing and brand innovation, two subjects that he facilitates at Orange Academy, Africa’s School of Integrated brand Experience. He is a pioneer faculty member and was recently appointed Dean of Studies (DoS) to provide a strategic voice on the Institution’s board.
Franklin, endeared 'Sensei' by those whose life has been affected by his teaching, is the founder of bschool, an institution that focuses on Strategy and Innovation for Marketing and Creative professionals.
Mr. Fanen Acho is the CEO of Medleypark Limited, a strategic investment firm that focuses on opportunities in marketing services, media, entertainment and technology.
He is also the Principal Consultant at Headstart Consulting, a strategy and innovation company.
Before founding Medleypark in 2009, Fanen had worked as COO of Superbrands Nigeria; Director of Corporate Development and Strategic Initiatives, Casers Group; Brand Director DDB; General Manager Richardson and Briggs; Head of Branding and Marketing, Charttered Aluminium and Brand Strategist at Alder Consulting.
Fanen has a BSc in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria, and is an Alumnus of the Wharton School Executive Development Program, University of Pennsylvania, USA. He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (ANIM) and a member of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON).
Poju as he is fondly called, is what you get when you blend a tinge of Albert Einstein and a dash of J.R.R Tolken and sprinkle it with a dash of Mark Zuckerberg.
He creates magical moments that helps brand find their essence and tell their stories.
Adepoju is a digital marketing professional and brand experience strategist that thrives on information, trends and technology.
is life long mission is to " see the world Beyond the Visual."
FOLAKE JOHNSON STEAZE
Steaze is an award winning marketing and brand specialist with a focus on conceptualization & creative business solutions. She is a successful content creator as well as an ardent speaker in the fields of innovation, marketing and branding…with several online & offline projects running simultaneously.
Folake started her marketing career in one of Nigeria’s biggest advertising agencies; Centrespread FCB, from where she progressed through agencies like BBDO West Africa, Creativexone Brand Management, Noah’s Ark Communications through to her last advertising role on conceptualization at the largest agency in Nigeria; Insight Publicis. Her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for marketing led her to start-up several businesses & eventually build it with the right team, which allows her more time to live out her passion. She periodically shares her knowledge of Marketing and Branding on platforms like Orange Academy, Lagos Digital Marketing Training, CHIIT.org & more.
Steaze has handled international & local accounts and has won pitches for agencies in the years she has practiced advertising. She is currently a Marketing Consultant at Workforce Group.