JCDecaux Hires Dele Odugbemi As Country Manager
Renowned marketing communication practitioner, Dele Odugbemi has been appointed as the Country Manager of JCDecaux Grace Lake Nigeria, a subsidiaries of JCDecaux Group, one of the world’s leading outdoor advertising company.
Odugbemi will bring many years of his experience to bear in his new role. He is expected to grow an ambitious attitude across the departments (development, sales, operations and finance), encouraging creativity and swift problem solving underpinned by the JCDecaux quality policy and Group quality and safety standards. Also, drive the company’s performance in an entrepreneurial style taking personal ownership of the performance of each department resulting in strong profitability growth.
Recall, prior to joining JCDecaux Nigeria, he was the Regional Network Coordinator at Grey Africa where he led the expansion of the agency’s network in Africa, driving new business development initiatives and connecting the Africa network with the rest of the Asia, Middle East and Africa Group for business growth.
Odugbemi started his career two decades ago as a media strategist. Since then, he has evolved into a multi-market coordination specialist across several markets. He has lived and worked in markets across four African countries namely Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana, as well as in the UK. In the course of his coordination work he has visited 35 of Africa’s 53 markets.
He has developed a systematic approach to tackling assigned tasks, successfully managed relationships, meet deadlines and produce desired results even under pressure.
His career path have been intriguing and exciting, as well as his contributions to the places he has worked and the integrated marketing communication landscape.
Specifically, he started from been a Lecturer/Consultant at Ogun State University Nigeria where he worked as a lecturer for the first two sessions before moving to mediaReach OMD Nigeria as Head, Planning Services.
In the same vein, four years and few months later, he moved to FansCourt as Managing Consultant, before moving to Grey Africa, where he was appointed Media Manager and later elevated to Media Director position.
Almost four years after, he moved to Ogilvy Africa Media to head the company as Managing Director. Thereafter, he was appointed Director at Media Made in Africa and later moved to Carat South Africa as the company’s Business Unit Director.
From South Africa, he moved back to Nigeria in 2014 to head MediaShare Nigeria as Managing Director and almost two years later, he became the Chief Executive Officer of + Acuity Nigeria while in 2017, he moved back to South Africa to hold the position of Regional Network Coordinator of Grey Africa before coming back to Nigeria recently for JC Decaux’s appointment.
Amazingly, Odugbemi, a strong business development professional with a Masters focused in Business Administration from Ogun State University, Nigeria is also a BSc holder in Agriculture from the same university.