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MANAGEMENT


Bukonla Adebakin

Bukonla Adebakin

COO, RED | For Africa and Team Lead, TheFutureProject
Remi Ogunkayo

Remi Ogunkayo

Remi Ogunkayo is the Chief of Staff at RED | For Africa, providing oversight to the day-to-day operations of the group. He is also the key strategic director of RED’s governance communication arm, StateCraft Inc.

As a project management expert, he has managed high-profile projects such as The Future Awards Africa 2014, West Africa’s biggest Omni-media event; The RED Summit; and #SurulereStartUps, a business incubation hub set up to identify and support entrepreneurs with innovative ideas.

He has led StateCraft’s consulting work over three successful elections: President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2015 and Nana Akufo Addo’s 2016 presidential election campaigns, as well as President Macky Sall’s 2019 re-election campaign. He has worked on strategic communication for Red Media Africa clients such as Visa and Facebook.

Remi is a sought-after consultant and speaker on building small businesses and leading them to scale. He also successfully completed Stanford University’s Seed Transformation Program and the Digital Analytics Program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a 2022 Master of Business Administration candidate of The Fletcher School, Tufts University.

Oladoyin Anjorin

Oladoyin Anjorin

Chief Wealth Officer, RED | For Africa
Isime Esene

Isime Esene

Isime Esene is a media professional and communication consultant. His areas of proficiency include public relations & communication strategy, content management, media relations, and more.

He has experience in team management garnered from years working as managing editor of Y!/YNaija.com and handling other leadership roles within and outside the RED | For Africa organization.

Isime began his career as a systems analyst at the Ogun State Property & Investment Corporation (OPIC) in 2007, followed by a position as a business development executive for Beryl Consulting Limited from 2008 to 2011.

He joined Y!/YNaija.com, the internet newspaper for young Nigerians in 2012 raising its profile to be among the top 40 websites in the country a year after. He became the managing editor of the Y! media franchise in the same year, overseeing a bouquet of public-facing online brands including Y! Magazine, Y! TV and Teen Y!.

Isime has through the years interfaced and delivered strategy for high impact brands including Microsoft, Google, Nigerian Breweries, Access Bank, Guinness, Etisalat, Airtel, Samsung, HP, BlackBerry and a host of others.

He is a member of the RED | For Africa Management Board, member of the expanded Advisory Council of TFAAS, policy think-tank chairman of the BoystoMEN Foundation, and Advisory Council member of NigeriaPresslog.

He sets the agenda and speaks on matters relating to the media and its impact on local and international stages including the Social Media Week Lagos and London Business School Africa Summit.

Isime Esene, who believes in the power of the media to promote development and inspire change, is an alumnus of the Lagos State University and Pan-Atlantic University.

Tracy Ifidon

Tracy Ifidon

Ag. Chief Talent Officer, RED | For Africa
Seun Oluyemi

Seun Oluyemi

Ag. Non-Media Investment Director, RED | For Africa
Olayemi Adesina

Olayemi Adesina

Chief Technology Officer, RED | For Africa

Olayemi Adesina has in-depth knowledge and 10-year experience in developing and applying technologies and service management processes to create usable and secure digital systems.

Her areas of expertise are IT Service Management, Process Automation, Cloud Infrastructures, Web Development, Web Analytics, and Digital Monetization.

Damola Ibiyemi

Damola Ibiyemi

Damola Ibiyemi is a Marketing Communications professional with 7+ years’ experience driving sales and building brand identity for organizations across Africa. Her skills and expertise cuts across Radio Broadcasting, Digital and Traditional Marketing, Content Marketing, Strategic Communication, Brand Building, and Reputation Management.

Her media and technology expertise has been instrumental in managing marketing campaigns for several brands including, Access Bank, Multichoice Nigeria (DStv), Unilever, Pepsi, Betway Nigeria, EiE Nigeria, Heineken, Gulder, Tiger Beer, Jumia Nigeria, and Lagos State Government (One Lagos Fiesta).

Currently, she leads RED | For Africa’s special-purpose strategy team, created to work with brands on content based-story driven campaigns, and oversees operations on all clients in several industries – ranging from FMCGs, Finance & Technology sectors to Banking.

When she’s not creating strategies, she’s busy working as a volunteer to cater to kids with special needs.

Jeffrey Okolo

Jeffrey Okolo

Jeffrey Okolo is an experienced project/human resource manager with a demonstrated history of working in the media, non-profit and communication industry. Skilled in Customer Service, Strategic Planning, Teamwork, and Event Management, he’s a strong Project Management professional with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Covenant University and a Master’s degree focused in Economics from the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

His work has seen him interface with community-based organizations to identify the skills’ gap of youth in Nigeria and putting together sessions focused on Active Citizenship, Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Creatives to have the beneficiaries be employable.

Jeffrey is concerned about subjects such as tech, human resource, unemployment and its economic impact, literacy, eradicating poverty and inspiring leadership, through the effective deployment and use of media. With over 6years of experience, he is responsible for driving the non-profit initiatives of The Future Project which is a subsidiary of RED. He has handled youth projects for Microsoft Nigeria, FORD Foundation, National Endowment for Democracy, The Future Awards Africa and more along with his team.

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