First Bank’s Folake Ani-Mumuney Becomes ADVAN’s First Female President
The Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Folake Ani-Mumuney has been elected the new President of the Advertisers Association of Nigeria, ADVAN during the association’s Annual General Meeting which held in Lagos yesterday.
Speaking shortly after her inauguration, Folake said that she feels honoured by the association who deemed her fit to handle the position and promise to bring in her wealth of experience to run the organisation while building on the achievements of her predecessors.
Folake is an accomplished business strategist, resourceful corporate communication expert, award winning marketing communications professional and highly networked media manager.
She holds a BA degree in philosophy from University of Lagos and later attended University of Buckingham for her LLB in Law.
She has several years of valuable experience, having worked before now as, Manager, African Operations at British Airways, Group Head, Corporate Affairs and Marketing Communications at Dangote Group before her present engagement with First Bank of Nigeria.
Mrs. Ani-Mumuney has won several awards in the industry including Media Nite Out Awards in 2016.
As the President of ADVAN, she is expected to bring her years of experience and network into fore to further position the association which is regarded as the most sought for in the industry, for, the association is regarded as one that lays the golden eggs as well as one that ‘oils’ the entire advertising and marketing communication industry in Nigeria.
Also speaking, Mr. Onome Asagbra, Product Manager, Indomie who emerged the new Publicity Secretary of the association said the new exco will work together to take ADVAN to the next level.
Established in 1992 as National Advertisers’ Association of Nigeria, ADVAN is the umbrella association for all advertisers (Corporate organisations that engage in major advertising) in Nigeria. ADVAN provides a platform for advertisers to express their views and influence developmental changes in Nigerian marketing communications scene.