ADVAN elects new Executive Committee members

The Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN) has elected a new set of executive committee members to steer the ship of the organisation in two-year tenure.

The new committee members emerged recently after a keenly contested election that took place during the 18th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the organisation which held recently in Lagos.

Despite the emergence of the new committee members, the election could not produce a substantive President on the spot. According to the AGM event organising committee, however, the new president for the association would be named after a bi-election which is billed to hold at a later date.

The newly elected members of the executive committee are Bunmi Adeniba, Marketing Director at Unilever, who emerged 1st Vice President; Bridget Oyefeso Odunsanmi, 2nd Vice President and Bukola Bankole of Dufil Foods who emerged as Publicity Secretary.

Others include Obum Okoli of AB InBev, Treasurer; Gerald Osugo, Ex-Officio; Ehis Emokhare, Ex-Officio, and Gloria Nwabuike of Nestle Waters also as Ex-Officio.

The AGM event featured an interactive session amongst key stakeholders on trending industry issues such as among other things, role of regulatory agencies, the likes of APCON and NAFDAC in shaping  course of advancement of the advertising practice as well as  how to better improve upon communications mode among industry practitioners.

ADVAN is the only association in Nigeria which represents the collective interests of ‘Advertisers’ (Corporate organizations that engage in high level marketing). The association was founded in 1992 to advance the interest of the marketing industry in Nigeria by spearheading and ensuring global best practices as well as facilitating collaborative partnerships with relevant stakeholders.

ADVAN is currently a strong voice of over 70 of the biggest organisations in Nigeria, representing over 200 brands with an annual marketing spend of well over N200 Billion.

ADVAN is a member and on the Executive Council of the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA), a body of global brands and marketing associations in over 60 countries of the world.


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