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Kehinde Salami Emerges EXMAN President, Sworn In


Rotimi Olaniyan (left), immediate past President, EXMAN and Kehinde Salami, newly elected President of EXMAN.
Rotimi Olaniyan (left), immediate past President, EXMAN and Kehinde Salami, newly elected President of EXMAN.
The Managing Director of Ideas House, Mr. Kehinde Salami has emerged the new president of the Association of Experiential Marketers Association of Nigeria, EXMAN, and has been sworn into office at the awards ceremony of the association held at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, recently.
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Kehinde achieved this feat when he defeated the Managing Director of Keskese Limited, Tade Adekunle, in an election at the association’s AGM a day before the awards.
Other members that constitute the new excos for the association include Tolulope Medebem; Vice-President, Angela Ukara-Makinwa; General Secretary, Owolabi Mustapha; Financial Secretary and Gil Kemami; Publicity secretary.

Mr. Kayode Olagesin and Dr. Rotimi Olaniyan, both EXMAN past presidents, were unanimously elected new trustees replacing Chris Parkes and Ehi Braimah for a three year term while the new exco were elected for a one year renewable term.

In his inaugural speech as the President of the association,  Kehinde Salami expressed his pleasure at his election and praised the effort of his predecessors at taking EXMAN to the heights attained in the last four years, noting that, “The baby which was born and nurtured by my predecessors, Mr. Kayode Olagesin, our first president and more recently, Dr. Rotimi Olaniyan, is now happily crawling with notable features” he said.
“Ten years ago, it was unthinkable that all agency heads in the association will agree to seat together and deliberate on matters of common interest let alone wine and dine. It goes to show how far we have matured as an industry and as a profession.
“Our industry is a unique one, playing an increasingly leading role in growing Nigerian brands through meaningful experience. Because marketing is beyond exposure to engagements, the constant demand for our industry expertise is growing exponentially and our responsibility lies in our ability to properly organize ourselves, play vital roles and deliver inspiring works.
“Having being a practitioner for over two decades both on the client desk as well as the agency side, I can confidently say that our industry is growing,” he observed.
Kehinde further expressed his readiness to work closely with the association’s excos in institutionalizing desired changes in EXMAN.
“My tenure will usher in a new and renewed vigour for professionalism, integrity, training, capacity building and the pursuit of a single basic interest tariff and to partner with government at all levels.
 “The Excos and I will deliberate extensively on a wide range of programmes we will action embedded within a larger blueprint.”

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