Why Marketers are on Upbeat for ‘ Idy’ Enang V.P 1, NIMN Candidacy
Seasoned marketer and CEO, Corporate Shepherd, Idorenyen Enang has shown interest in joining the race of the First Vice President position of the Nigeria Institute of Marketing, NIMN in the forthcoming election scheduled to hold on 15th July, 2020.
Mr Enang who was the former Managing Director, Samsung Electronics, East and West Africa and Commercial Director of Cadbury plc shared the post on his social media platforms seeking for support from markers and members of the institute to elect him so as to move the industry forward, saying that the institute is undergoing a RE-SET under the current leadership and there is a need for the right set of leaders to support the corporate agenda.
In a post seen by our reporter online, Mr Enang said “Over the years I have been privileged to apply the knowledge I have gained as a Marketing professional across all facets of my life. I believe the time has come for me to bring valuable contributions to make our National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) a great place of repute. To this end, I am vying for the post of the 1st Vice President at the upcoming NIMN elections scheduled between July 9-15, 2020.”
According to Mr. Enang, his resolve to contest for the office of the first vice president is predicated on providing Thought Leadership, People Leadership, Visioning, and Result Leadership. This he said would be achievable by applying his global perspective and bringing his experience to support the structure.
The decision to contest for the position resonates with many marketing and communications professionals as they promised to give their full support for the actualization of the dream as comments and recommendations on Mr. Enang’s social media handles reflect his sphere of influence and their belief in his ability.
According to Lanre Adisa, CEO, Noah’s Ark Communications, “Idorenyen (Idy) is a very focused and energetic team builder. I found working with him very inspiring. He set very clear objectives and always got every member of the team (agency and his marketing team) to achieve set goals with enthusiasm. He is a believer in doing a few things boldly and achieving bigger results. What I enjoyed most working with him was his personal charm and his infectious can-do attitude. Idy will always be an asset to any organization that values bold thinking”
Florence Saronje, have the following to say about Idy. “Idorenyen is a focused and result-oriented manager with great attention to detail. He has outstanding leadership skills. In addition, he demonstrates a good work ethic and interpersonal skills. He shows remarkable problem-solving ability. I will strongly recommend Idorenyen for any position he seeks to pursue”
On his part, Ladi Oyetayo says “Idorenyen (popularly called Idy) Enang can be described as a Leader of leaders, passionate about people development and a champion of ethical values in corporate governance. Working with Idy has been one of the rarest privileges in my career and I have leveraged on his core values of Integrity, Truth, Professionalism, Fairness and Accountability for People and Self-development – the core essence of sustainable success”.
Dorothy C-Githae, Board Member – Marketing & Communications Committee at African Tourism Board NPC says “Idorenyen is an entrepreneur at heart with the ability to work under extreme pressure and still deliver results. Undisputed expert in strategic management, marketing, and general management. I worked with Idy on various projects whilst he was at Coca Cola Africa. He had the ability to see fresh initiatives that will add great value to the business. He lives with head, heart and guts. Most of all, Idy is very dedicated to mentoring up-coming youth no matter what stage of their career they are”
Fady Khatib, Co-Founder – Director, Kumbaya LB SAL says “Mr. Enang is a long term Marketer with regional experience across emerging African markets. We worked together in the same group, but what attracted me most is his ability to coach people on the soft skills and how to work to develop themselves, and how to influence their acts and influence others – be it workplace or the environment they live in. Idy can be a great mentor for professionals”.
Demola Adedoyin, CEO, Troupes Integrated describes Idy as “A pain-in-the-ass goal driver with brilliant vision and patience to deliver results that make pain (learning) enjoyable”.
Demola discloses the basis for his support for Idy as follows, “I worked with him as Publicity Secretary when he served as ADVAN president. He is good at spotting challenges and leading people to surmount such as a thoroughbred leader”. He adds that a collaboration between such a man and the likes of Steve Babaeko and Femi Adelusi both newly elected presidents of AAAN and MIPAN respectively will get the industry the respect it deserves.
Similarly, Kufre Ekanem, Managing Director, Philosoville Limited said Mr. Enang is a leader with exceptional acumen. “Idorenyen (Idy) is a professional’s professional. His track record speaks for him especially on the exceptional performance of Cadbury Nigeria’s brands in the mind and the marketplace. As company spokesman, Idy’s efforts on the commercial front gave me an unending succession of good stories to tell at a time when people were skeptical about Cadbury Nigeria’s revival…”
Oluwaseun Fajebe, Chief Marketing Officer, Imperium Innovations says: “IDY has been a great friend, teacher and a great mentor. My continuous rapport with him has been of a humongous benefit to me- both as an individual and to my business as well”
For Kunle Aboaba, IT Business Analysis | Project Mgt. | Payment Technology records that “As a mentor, Idy has been more than a blessing. His selfless commitment towards empowering others is one that I really admire and worthy of emulation. Each session I have had interacting with him has resulted in gaining fresh insights on various issues, insights that have proven invaluable…”