Breaking: Bunmi Oke Resigns From 141Worldwide
By Tunji Faleye
Unconfirmed report made available to Brand Communicator, Nigeria’s leading brands and marketing magazine has it that Mrs. Bunmi Oke, one of the Amazons of advertising industry in the country, and the former president of the Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria, AAAN, has resigned her appointment as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of 141Worldwide.
Mrs. Oke resigned after a meritorious service spanning several years in the service of the agency.
As at the time of filling this report effort to reach Mrs. Oke for her comment and her next line of action did not yield any result.
Until her resignation she was the Chief Operating Officer/Executive Director of 141 Worldwide, a prominent world-class advertising agency in Nigeria. She remains the second female President of AAAN in history.
Before her resignation, Mrs. Oke was in charge of the day-to-day running of the leading integrated marketing communications agency.
As the pioneer Chief Operating Officer/Executive Director, she led a prolific team of professionals over the years, and built 141 into a prominent world-class advertising agency in Nigeria.
She is a British-Born Nigerian, who started her career in advertising at Grant Advertising (McCann-Erickson affiliate) in 1986, where she worked as a PR Executive/Account Management trainee. Joining LTC (now JWT ) advertising in 1989, her exceptional organizational and presentation skills resulted in her rising through the ranks rapidly over 10 years and became the first female client service director. She went to the best schools in Nigeria and hence is an alumni of the University of Lagos, Queens college, Yaba, Lagos and Holy Child College, Obalende, Lagos.
She is well travelled and has attended several business and advertising courses in Nigeria and abroad. She was also a recipient of the 2011 Vital Voices WIMBIZ&Exxon-Mobill ToT EinH training in Uganda programme for a female marketing communications specialist in Nigeria.
She spends her spare time engaging in philanthropic work and Christian social activities.