The lead facilitator for these programmes is AMB.DR.LARRY-GOODWILL AKINTOBA, chief operating officer, Connexx Resources Inc; & Managing Director/CEO of I.Conntact-Connect Communications.
Over the years, “Larry de brand” popularly called has trained more than 2,000 professionals both from formal and informal sector of the Nigerian economy in various individual / Corporate aspired discipline.
Larry is a well-known Seminar facilitator and Public Relations Consultant acknowledged internationally in the Communication/Media industry with passion for Human relations, motivation, trouble shooting and superior professional ethics performance.
“I long to accomplish a great and commendable task through committed professional ethics people’s ability that is pivot toward a successful individual and corporate aspirations”.
|ADDRESS:||2i2c Suites, Indigo Mall, 2ND Floor,125, Stadium Road, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.|
|TELEPHONE:||08033787744 Nigeria / 0543946193 Ghana|
|DATE OF BIRTH:||29TH JUNE, 1964|
|PLACE OF BIRTH:||IDANRE LOCAL GOVERNMENT. IDANRE, ONDO STATE|
“Larry de brand” aspires to become one of the greatest, distinctive human assets in the Human Related Marketing Industry in Nigeria With world recognition.
To stimulate the local market which is inexhaustible for my organization to acquire greater share of the market for their brands, selling quality goods and services of international markets standards, while ensuring local and foreign stake holders’ investment to yield the projected turn over and greater share dividends.
“As we all know business is unlimited, nothing happens anywhere in the world until sale takes place and sales people bring in the money that everyone else can eventually live off.”
“Larry the brand” is a well traveled and seasoned professional with accomplishment in Corporate Affairs, Communications, Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing, Events and Brands Management, Administration, General Organizational Management.
An extrovert with great personal charisma with local and international relationship experience. A marketing consultant with conceptual thinking ability and strong business orientation. Skills in various areas like leadership, policy development and implementation, strategic planning, resourcefulness, delegating (empowerment) and training, motivating team work spirit, and managing intra and inter organizational relations, executing and managing PR/marketing projects, communial information dissemination projects.
Products promotions and corporate image development, crisis and conflict management, developing goal oriented ideas and programs, drawing up strategies to meet deadlines.
SCHOOLS / QUALIFICATIONS
|LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY, OJO||2006|
|M.Sc International Relations & Strategic Studies|
|MARKETING PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE||2004|
|CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTER STUDIES||2004|
|NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE CORPS||1995|
|LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY, OJO||1994|
|Bachelor Of Science In Sociology|
|OKOTA GRAMMAR SCHOOL, ISOLO||1984|
|ARMY CHILDREN PRY. SCHOOL, OJO||1979|
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING ATTENDED:
- TRAINING IN LATERAL THINKING: TECHNIQUE FOR IDEAS.
- TRAINING ON MARKETING/PUBLIC RELATION
- TRAINING ON ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES
- TRAINING ON EFFECTIVE SELLING SKILLS, SALES MANAGEMENT AND CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP
- TRAINING ON MANAGEMENT BY OBJECTIVE & STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT.
- TRAINING ON TEAMING FOR EXCELLENCE, SELF ESTEEM, ATTITUDES, HOW TO MEASURE, ACHIEVE & REVIEW GOALS.
|NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS (NIPR)||(ASSOCIATE)|
|NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF MARKETING (NIMARK)||(ASSOCIATE)|
|NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (NIM)||(ASSOCIATE)|
2007 TILL DATE: I.CONNTACT-CONNECT COMMUNICATIONS LAGOS. Position Held: Managing Director/CEO
- DEVELOP, DESIGN AND GROW THE COMPANY.
- PROMOTE ALL COMPANY’S SERVICES, IMAGE AND GOOD ANALYTICAL STRATEGY
- SET TARGETS, DEVELOP BUDGETS AND BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT
- GOOD COMMUNICATION MOTIVATOR WITH A HIGH LEVEL OF NEGOTIATION SKILLS.
- DETERMINE CLIENT TARGET FOCUS, VISION AND MISSION. GROWTH AND ACQUISITION RETENTION STRATEGIES
- RESPONSIBLE FOR GOOD IMAGE BUILDING AND REPUTATION
- PROMOTION THROUGH SOCIAL AND OFFICIAL CHANNELS
- MANAGE THE ENTIRE ORGANIZATION TO ACHIEVE MISSION, VISION AND BASIC BUSINESS OBJECTIVES.
- EXCELLENT RECORDS WITH DEMONSTRATED SUCCESS
- KNOWLEDGE OF HUMAN RESOURCES PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS PLANNING.
- EXCELLENT WRITER, ORAL COMMUNICATION AND PRESENTATION SKILLS. AS WELL AS NUMERIC ABILITIES.
2004 – 2007: SWIFT CONCEPTS MARKETING LIMITED LAGOS Head Of Department Clients Service, PR/Marketing
- FORMULATING AND IMPLEMENTING CORPORATE MARKETING PLAN
- INTERACTING CLOSELY WITH CORPORATE SALES
- OVERSEEING CORPORATE IMAGE AND ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
- MANAGING OF TEAM TO DELIVER AGREED INITIATIVES AND TARGET
- ACHIEVING DEPARTMENTAL AND CORPORATE OBJECTIVES
- CREATE HIGH AWARENESS THROUGH COMMUNICATIONS TOOLS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
- RESPONSIBLE FOR GENERATING NEW IDEAS THAT WILL ENHANCES MANAGEMENT EFFECTIVENESS IN BUDGETING AND EVALUATION.
2003 – 2004: SPRINGS COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED LAGOS Brand Management/Business Development
- BRAND MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS: CONCEPTS TO EXECUTION.
- DEVELOPING NEW BUSINESS IDEAS.
- CLIENTS SERVICE RELATIONSHIPS AND MANAGERIAL FUNCTIONS.
- BRAND AND IMAGE PROJECTION OF COMPANY AND CLIENTS PRODUCTS.
- PROVIDE STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP FOR CORPORATE BRAND.
2000 – 2003: BAKERY LINK LIMITED SURULERE LAGOS P.R/Marketing Manager
- MEDIA AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
- CLIENTS SERVICE RELATIONSHIPS
- MEDIA CONTROL, EVALUATION AND MARKETING MANAGEMENT
- PLAN MEDIA MIX, CHOOSES MEDIA VEHICLE AND CONDUCT MEDIA TEST
- ORGANIZING TRADE EXHIBITIONS
- INTRODUCING NEW IDEAS AND SYSTEM MANAGEMENT.
- MANAGERIAL FUNCTIONS (BUDGET AND APPROPRIATION)
- BUY SPACE, NEGOTIATES PRICE AND POSITIONS IN MEDIA.
- MANAGING INFORMATION DISSEMINATION PROJECTS:-USAID, HOPE WORLDWIDE, SOCIETY FOR FAMILY HEALTH AS COORDINATOR
1998 – 2000: MITV/101.5 STAR FM “RADIOSTATION”, LAGOS Sales/Marketing Manager
- SALES OF STATION PROGRAMMES
- MARKETING OF STATION TO CLIENTS
- SOURCING FOR ADVERTISEMENTS
- COORDINATING PROSPECTIVE JOBS FROM AGENCIES
- MAKING PRESENTATIONS TO AGENCIES AND INDIVIDUALS
- COORDINATING ALL BARTER ARRANGEMENTS
- BUDGET MANAGEMENTS AND TARGET ACHIEVEMENT.
1995 – 1998: MULTI-MEDIA STRATEGIES, LAGOS AND IBADAN Media/Clients Service Executive
- PACKAGING ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS FOR CLIENTS
- MEDIA PLANNING, BUYING AND STRATEGY.
- CREATING, NURTURING AND MAINTAINING ALL MEDIA RELATIONSHIP
- ENSURE APPROPRIATE COMMUNICATIONS ON THE COMPANY TO ALL IS
- EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS.
- ENSURE GOOD CLIENT COMMUNICATION MATERIALS LIKE JINGLES, TV
- COMMERCIAL AND CREATIVE DESIGNS.
1994 – 1995: MINISTRY OF INFORMATION, ABEOKUTA OGUN STATE Personal Assistant To State Commissioner
- NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE PRIMARY ASSIGNMENT
BRANDS MANAGED INCLUDE:
- BUCHER BOY (SOYA BEAN OIL)
- LIFE INSURANCE POLICY ( AFRICAN ALLIANCE)
- ELECTRONICS MEDIA/SATELLITE NETWORK.
- SHARP COPIER.
- XEROX COPIER
- AIRFLOW AIR-CONDITIONERS.
- BRISCOE HOMES.
- BRISCOE MOTORS.
- OMATEC COMPUTERS.
- DOPC COMPUTERS.
- NAVANA BOTTLE WATER
EVENTS/EXHIBITION MANAGED INCLUDE:
- CES EXHIBITION USA
- IFMA/IFEX-SOUTH AFRICA
- BCHC-LAGOS NIGERIA
- BANKING EXHIBITION LAGOS
- POWERGEN LAGOS
- WAFITEL LAGOS
- MASTER BAKER EXHIBITION LAGOS
- EBS LAGOS, NIGERIA
- PLEASANT AND FRIENDLY
- ABILITY TO MANAGE PRESSURE AS A HYPE EXECUTIVE
- ABILITY TO PROPERLY EXECUTE JOBS WITHOUT SUPERVISION
- PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE
- AND OF COURSE, WILLINGNESS TO LEARN.
ENGLISH, YORUBA AND HAUSA
READING, WATCHING MOVIES, DANCING, PLAYING TABLE-TENNIS AND FOOTBALL, MEETING PEOPLE AND MAKING FRIENDS AND RELAXING.
GBADEGESIN OMOTAYO GBEDE
Gbadegesin Omotayo Gbede is a Chartered accountant, Strategy Consultant and reputable Financial Advisor. He holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting from University of Lagos (1986) and qualified as Chartered Accountant in 1987. He became an Associate in 1989 and Fellow in (1996) of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria. He was a fellow of the chartered Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (1996) and President of that institute in 2002.
He has authored several books and facilitated several courses in the area of Marketing, Corporate Finance and Information Technology.
He is the Managing Consultant of First County Advisors and Director, West Bourne Business School – as well as author of many books in different areas of specialization.
Segun Esho is a highly resourceful top keynote speaker and a business Consultant on workplace issues, business development and entrepreneurial success.
Segun, the principal Consultant of Proactive Projects Limited, addresses more than 50,000 people each year of seminars, events and conferences to various audience groups, including corporate bodies, tertiary and secondary institutions, churches, government institutions & agencies.
His passion to help others excel makes his facilitation uniquely special and excellent. Some of friends include etb, Shell, Exxon Mobil, Genesis, Oceanic Bank, UNITAR, RCCG, WINNER CHAPEL to mention but few.
Excel Nzekwe is Chief Executive officer of Excelon Nigeria Limited with offices in Nigeria, America (USA) and the United Kingdom. He is a qualified economist from the University in United Kingdom. Before setting up Excelon Nigeria Limited, he has worked in various marketing companies in the UK with various Sales/ marketing Awards to his credit, making him a professional marketing consultant.
Excel has a very special interest and keen commitment to marketing a sale and is extremely active in supporting Human Public Relations initiatives in different areas, which eventually led to him establishing a forum called Excelon Direct which is a Human group Network.
Excelon Nigeria Limited is in various business ideas specializing in security equipment such as CCTV, having a lot of clients in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.
Excel is a Human marketing professional that has passion for designing and enhancing market management systems of under performing organization and developing the competencies and capabilities of people in organizations seeking change.
LUCKY UGO NWOKOLO
OARSMANNS MARITIME SERVICES LIMITED
STENSIL EVENT NIG. LTD.
SWIFT CONCEPTS NIG. LTD
CHIDI MADUKA (MNIM)
DOCTORATE IN EXPOSITORY COMMUNICATIONS