Nengi Akinola Joins FairMoney As Head, Marketing & Branding
Former OPPO Nigeria’s Marketing Manager, Nengi Akinola has joined the services of fledging fintech company, FairMoney as Head, Marketing & Branding.
In her new position, Nengi will be expected to provide the marketing direction and support for the FairMoney brand, actively participate in the organization’s strategy, communications, brand management as well as event planning and coordinating, among others.
These functions may not appear daunting to the versatile marketing Amazon who boasts over 10 years’ experience in brand strategy, marketing communications, advertising, digital marketing, media management and corporate communications; having worked across multiple industries on big brands and clients like Diageo, Unilever, Nestle, PZ, Unified Payments, RB, GSK, Suntory, Pfizer, Vitafoam, FMCL, and Government campaigns such as Tradermoni & Sanwo-Olu Governorship election.
In her last position as Marketing Manager for the global OPPO Mobile brand in Nigeria, Nengi was directly responsible for the successful launch and sustenance of over 18 products in two years. She was also at the forefront of record-breaking marketing campaigns and penetration strategies that have revolutionized the mobile phone landscape and delivered threefold marketing objectives for the OPPO business within review period.
She cut her teeth in the industry at Insight Grey (Now Insight Publicis), where she joined as a Management Trainee in 2012. She rose through the ranks to the position of an Account Management Executive and Activation Team Lead before leaving to join GDM in 2016. At GDM, she joined as Brand Strategy and Creative Manager, and after more than two years, she left the marketing communications group as a Head, Consulting & Brand Strategy to join OPPO Nigeria.
Nengi is an alumna of the University of Port Harcourt where she bagged a B.Sc. in Computer Science in 2009, and also an alumna of the University of South Wales where she obtained an MBA. She holds a certification from the prestigious London Business School, in Digital Marketing: SEM, SEO and social media.