Motola Oyebanjo Quits Lafarge Africa


Motola Oyebanjo, former Head, Communication & Media, Lafarge.

Brand Communicator can confirm authoritatively that Motola Oyebanjo has exited the services of Lafarge Africa where she held the position of Head, Strategic Communications and Media for the cement manufacturing giants,

Confirming the development on her social media page, Motola took to Instagram to write; “One of the most important things I have learnt about building a successful career is knowing when it’s time to move on. Learning to say ‘No’, and ‘Goodbye’, tough as it can be, is one of the best skills you will ever learn.

“For some, the goodbye is after 10 years when you know you are not learning or feeling inspired anymore. For some, it’s within a few months when you recognise that the organization’s values and yours are not compatible. For others, it’s the bad boss syndrome and you know the environment is toxic and will drain your productivity and vitality.

The passionate communications consultant with extensive strategic experience across Corporate Communications, Marketing Communications and Development Communication added, “It’s important to listen to your inner compass and navigate your career path properly. If leaving makes the most sense, do it. It’s good for you and it’s good for the organisation because you want to give your best always. Make an exit plan that fits your needs and carry it out decisively.

“You only have one life to live…don’t waste it,” she advised.

Before she joined Lafarge Africa, Motola was the Head, Strategic Communications and Media for Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. Prior Union bank, she started her career as a Marketing Executive at Laksworth Investment & Securities and later moved to Six Continents Travels as marketing Executive. In 2004, she joined Unilever as Management Trainee, Human Resources and was later elevated to the position of an Assistant Manager, Internal Communications. In 2017, she left there and moved to British Council as Head, Corporate Communications.

Between 2010 and 2016, she worked with AerialView Marketing Communications Nigeria as Partner, Strategic Communications Consultant before embarking in publishing International Nigeria, a monthly print and digital Magazine, where she served as Publisher/Editor before joining Union Bank.

Motola has worked on brands and projects such as Union Bank, Australian Trade Commission, Kia Motors, British Council, Unilever, Haansbro Confectioneries, NISSAN Motors, UKEAS, Edinburgh Napier University Scotland, BPP University UK, ESCC, SI-UK, Sheffield Hallam University UK among others.

She is a Board member of When Women Win and holds B.Sc, Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University; Certificate, Project Management from Institute of Project Management; and Master of Business Administration – MBA Business Administration and Media Leadership from University of Cumbria.

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