Tampiri Irimagha-Akemu; Managing Director Sesema Public Relations has a career that spans nearly two decades in Government, Oil & Gas, Logistics and Nonprofit Management sectors. Her multi sector experience includes Organizational Development, Capacity Development, and Public Relations & Communications for various organizations.
She garnered this vast expertise while working with Total E & P Nigeria, Orlean Invest West Africa and UNDP Regional Project. She also successfully managed executive broad-based Consulting projects.
Sesema PR, a reputation management firm under her management is recognized as one of the top PR firms in Nigeria with two international partnerships servicing local and multinational clients operating in various sectors.
Tampiri concluded an EMBA from CEIBS (ranked top 10 International Business school by Financial times) specializing in Entrepreneurship & Innovation. She has a BA in Foreign languages and literature and Certificate from Harvard Business School and Gordon Institute of Business Science and Global Affiliate of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and member Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) with several professional certifications in HR – ACIPM, SHRI, Quality (ACQI).
She has a passion for mentorship and human development hence her selection as board committee member and mentor for Women in Successful Careers (WISCAR); an NGO focused on developing women to build a better nation. She initiated Corporate Communication Pitch Competition (CCPC) and Corporate Communications Interactive Forum (CCIF); the first of its kind in Nigeria which is her own way of encouraging young talents that are passionate about Public relations and convener of the first ever Corporate Communications Awards (CCA) in West Africa.
Emeka Oparah has 25 years of consistent communications practice spanning journalism, advertising, public relations, events, sponsorships and corporate social responsibility.
He is one of Nigeria’s leading experts in crisis communication, leadership transition and rebranding. He is reputed for managing the ownership and management crisis, seven leadership changes and six brand name changes in one of the leading telecommunications companies in Nigeria.
He is the Vice President Corporate Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility, at Airtel Nigeria, he leads the team that develops the strategies and executes various activities in the management of media relations, social media communications, consumer affairs, internal communications, government relations and social investments. He has deep, high-level knowledge of the working of the local and international media, government and regulatory agencies and also maintains a wide network of contacts and friends in the media, social media, various state governments and the Federal Government as well as the Nigerian Parliament (the National Assembly).
Habiba Balogun is a multi-lingual Organisation Effectiveness & HR Consultant, and a Writer, She is a fellow of the Aspen Leadership Network, the Africa Leadership Initiative West Africa, the Africa Board Fellowship, and a co-ordinator of Bring Back Our Girls movement in Lagos.
Her weekly satirical column, Habiba’s Habitat, was a favourite in NEXT Newspapers. She writes for several magazines and she has published 6 books. She regularly trains professionals and coaches executives in business writing, presentation skills, and public speaking.
Habiba holds a Master’s Degree in Organisational Management from George Washington University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in French and Italian from University of London. She has 26 years management experience in her field working in varied sectors around the world and around Nigeria including the Niger-Delta and the North-East.
She serves on several boards including Accion Microfinance bank, Lagos Preparatory School, International Coach Federation Nigeria Chapter, Fate Foundation, Kudirat Initiative for Democracy, and WISCAR (Women in Successful Careers) Mentoring programme. She also supports the International Women’s Organisation for Charity raising over 43 million naira in 2015 for 35 charities.
She is a gender champion, sought-after moderator, trainer, and social justice activist.
Omasan is the General Manager Corporate Affairs at MTN Nigeria, she is a proven Marketing and Communications professional with 12+ years of experience delivering public relations, marketing, sales and team leadership success through comprehensive integrated communications initiatives, strategic planning, and focused project management.
She is an academically qualified business leader with superior communication, interpersonal and relationship development capabilities, diverse experience and the creative capability to professionally deliver commercial and operational excellence.
Adesuwa Onyenokwe has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dramatics arts from the University of Ife, and a Masters in language arts from the University of Ibadan and has practiced journalism in the broadcast segment for over twenty-nine years and eight years in the Nigerian print media.
After fifteen years as a social services reporter with the National Television network news service, she retired to private practice as an independent content provider for Television, through her production company Universal Communications. For ten years she produced and presented a half-hour show featuring women and issues that concern them, through the programme “Today’s Woman with Adesuwa”. In addition, she also anchored a popular national chat show, One on One, which hosted national leaders in business and politics speaking on development issues.
She currently produces and presents ‘Seriously Speaking’, a weekly chat show broadcast on Channels TV
Added to her portfolio is the recent foray into publishing, via a lifestyle magazine, TW. Since 2007, TW has become the prime choice of discerning readers. It is a lifestyle family magazine which is primarily targeted at the cosmopolitan woman, as it addresses the day to day challenges she faces in playing her multi faceted roles of wife, mother, daughter, sister and professional. Adesuwa serves as publisher and editor in chief in the company, TW Media Development Concepts that has staff strength of over twenty, and a distribution network that covers major cities of Nigeria.
Following constant and increasing demand for the product outside of Nigeria, TW magazine now has an on line version to cater to readers around the world.
Adesuwa is a motivational speaker with a passion for women, youth and development issues who has won several professional awards including the Nigerian Media Merit award 1994 Cadbury reporter of the year, Zenith Bank jewel of the future in a 2006 publication titled ‘Her Story Project’, Vlisco Woman of the Year 2014, amongst others.