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Adeola Kayode

Group Head of Strategy


Adeola Kayode lives at the intersection of social culture, brand marketing, and digital technology. He is an experienced Senior Marketing and Corporate Communications professional with a successful track record of high-performance strategy and execution. He is skilled in Brand & Creative Strategy Development, Consumer Marketing, Brand Management, New Product Development & Launches, Corporate Communications, Strategic Planning, and Digital Marketing. His extensive strategy experience comes from driving C-suite brand conversations that bring commercial, cultural, and creative cross-channel perspectives to deepening penetration for brands in Africa.

He brings to the table, the ability to drive growth through of creative content across digital and traditional media, and transcend geographies, with campaigns launched across Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Kenya. His rich portfolio includes brands like Coca-Coca-Cola, Heineken, Cadbury, FrieslandCampina, and Pepsi Co brands.
Adeola is an avid writer and speaker. He is the author of “Digital Epidemic: A Strategic eMarketing Guide to Growing your Business in the Age of Connected Customers”. He has been a columnist in the Punch Newspapers and a facilitator on Online Marketing with the Enterprise Development Center of the Pan Atlantic University (PAU), as well as a keynote facilitator at WordCamp Nigerian & Kenya. He supports the startup ecosystem as a Director with Founder Institute Lagos Chapter and makes contributions to growing the marketing and startup ecosystems in Nigeria and Africa.

He currently works as the Group Head of Marketing Strategy and Planning at Ogilvy Nigeria.

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