We present our Personality of the Month, Mr. Oluwaseyi Akinde…
Mr. Seyi Akinde is one of Nigeria’s best and dynamic brand strategist, a brand strategist with a huge industry experience spanning over 6 years of real-world corporate experience in sales and marketing , Strategy Development, Business Development , Brand managements. He is an associate member of the Brand and Strategy Practitioners in U.K and also an Associate member of the Nigerian Advertising Practitioners of Nigeria APCON. With over seven years experience in brand management and communication, venture capital , core-marketing, business Development and strategy formulation, Idea incubation and development , he is a renowned brand strategist and marketing communication expert and a project manager.
He bagged a B.Sc in Computer Science from the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, with advance training in Strategy Formulation, Marketing and sales, PR and Business Management reputable institution all over Nigeria.
On graduation, he joined Guaranty Trust Bank Plc in 2006, working with the Airlines and Embassy Unit. He left GTBank as a Brand Management Officer in 2007. In 2008 he began his entrepreneur activities as a co-founder of Bigplus Ltd; a business consulting/venture capital firm based in Lagos. He served as the Head of Business Development & Strategy where he initiated and co founded FLIP Africa project; an African laptop initiative backed by the World Bank in 2008. He also initiated the Bigplus Angels Network; a business network that finances business startups in 2008. He became the Director of Brand Marketing/Strategy. Seyi Akinde left Bigplus in 2009.
He is a consultant of marketing strategy /project management to Tycoons Konsult, Smart Systems Company, Insight Communications, Vendit Zil Advertising Agency, Brandfoot Print Advertising and Studio10 in Lagos Nigeria. His recent projects include: 1ST Lagos Street Dance Competition, Save 1 Safety Initiative, 1st Lagos music expo, and a host of others.
In the quest to follow his passion, he co-founded TSS Marketing Group: a marketing communications and branding agency into project execution, from start to finish for various multinational companies in Nigeria. He is currently a member of the Board of directors of the company. He is currently the Brand Activist/MD of TSS Marketing.
Seyi Akinde has attended several extensive programs in strategic marketing communication brand management, at Achievers Consortium International, Benin 2007, Pan African Institute of Marketing, Pretoria South Africa 2008 .
Seyi is a graduate at the Daystar Leadership Academy a leading leadership school in Africa. He is a graduate at PACKROYAL- The Lagos finishing school London affiliate, the leading provider of Etiquette, Ambassador, Business and Life skills program. In his capacity, he lead strategic session on optimizing advertising for better value at the executive monthly meeting for top business executives, he is an active member of new Nigerian groups – Project Lead Africa, Vision Reloaded Team Africa and also an Associate Member at International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Brand Strategy Insider International.
He believes in strong value and integrity as a key to success in life. Seyi is a strong Brand Strategist/a Manager of people and resources / brand activist who believes in effective value in brand communication.
He is the Managing Director of Affordables Production Company based in Ilaro.( To know more about his company, click Affordables. He is a great contributor to the town’s economy.