Idorenyen Enang Emerges NIMN’s First Vice-President


In a competitive race that had marketing professionals contested and campaigned for the position of First Vice-President of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) both online and offline, Idorenyen Enang, CEO of Corporate Shepherds Limited, has emerged the new First Vice-President of the institute after having majority vote from members.

He beat other marketing veterans vying for the position to emerge winner. The other contestants includeMrs. Ifeoma Sheila Emasiana-Dike, a career public servant, an acclaimed philanthropist and a promoter of peace; Dr. Onyekachi Onubogu, CEO of Frutta Juice and Services and Dr. Umar Musa Mustapha, incumbent First Vice President (VP1).

Recall, according to NIMN’s election time table published on its website, commencement and termination of campaigns by contestants’ started between June 19 and July 8, 2020 while online debate held July 8, 2020 and electronic voting period held between July 9 and 15, 2020. The announcement of election results was made July 16, 2020 at the online AGM.

Other positions vied for by other contestants include: Second Vice-Presidentposition is Mr. Chuka Eborah, Managing Director of Bechuro Nigeria Limited.

Also, for the Council seats are: Mr. Babatunde Bewaji, MD/CEO, Premidat Engineering Limited and Chairman, DG-4 Travels and Tourism Services Limited;  Mrs. Adenike Olufunke Olufade, MD/CEO of DIGIMAGE Consult and Chairman, NIMN LAGOS Island Chapter;  Mr. Walter Okafor, Founder, KenWaltz Resources Limited, and Executive Director (Sales and Marketing) Acurex Diagnostics Limited; Chief Hope Gbagi, Head of Sales for Intercontinental Distillers Limited Lagos;  and Dr. Peter Oriavwote, MD/CEO of Salus Trust Ltd.      

Remarkably, Idorenyen is a proven reform minded business leader with a passion for development economics. He has demonstrable expertise in Business Management, Organizational Design, Marketing, Sales Operations and a licensed practitioner of Insights Discovery and Liberating Leadership UK.

Over the course of his illustrious career spanning over twenty-seven years, Idy as he is fondly called has held key positions of increasing responsibility at Executive Management levels across Africa; building and transforming several global brands like Guinness (a subsidiary of Diageo) as a Brand Manager, Coca-Cola as the Country Marketing Manager in Kenya, Chief of Staff to the Equatorial Africa President, then later driving the business in the East & Central Region as General Manager before moving on to turn-around Cadbury from a near comatose state to profitability as Commercial Director; He had an exceptional stint at Samsung Electronics where he served as Managing Director for Nigeria out of its West Africa Hub in Lagos, and until recently served as the Managing Director for L’Oreal Central West Africa where he managed the two subsidiaries of the beauty giant across West Africa.

His exemplary leadership and service in the course of his career put him on a global stage. Idy was elected and he served on the Executive Committee of the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) as Region Vice President for Africa, alongside other Chief Marketing Officers and Chief Executives of Fortune 500 companies between 2011 and March 2016. He was also a former President of the Advertisers Association of Nigeria, a Past Chairman of the Heads of Advertising Sectorial Group; and a former member of Council at APCON (the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria), which regulates the practice of Advertising in Nigeria. He also sits on the Advisory Boards of Awesome Treasures Foundation (ATF) and Strap & Safe Child Foundation as the Chair.

Over the past decade, Idy’s relentless pursuit of improving the public good within the larger society and professional communities of practice has been recognized with Fellowships of UK’s Chartered Institute of Marketing and the National Institute of Marketing Nigeria. Also, In the last few years, he has been adorned with several awards in the course of his service to his career and community.

He is currently the CEO of Corporate Shepherds Limited, an organization founded by him to serve as a social enterprise to develop and enhance people and organizational capability. Driven by a performance and productivity mind set, he runs a bundle of initiatives in the media and open seminars for grooming leaders and young people to improve their competencies and career prospects. Corporate Shepherds currently has a wide array of youths and numerous Executives under her mentorship. In most private and public circles, he is often described as a Trustee of Posterity.

Idy is a trained Economist and holds an MBA with specialty in Marketing. He is a much sought after Speaker in business and leadership management conferences and a columnist in leading publications within the continent. He enjoys reading, listening to music and loves travelling.

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