Universal McCann Lagos says it has appointed Austin Efienamokwu as chief executive Officer .
The firm noted in a statement that Efienamokwu, formerly Media Director and Business Head at Vizeum Nigeria, a subsidiary arm of Media Fuse Dentsu Aegis Network, is a holder of a Master’s Degree from the Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso and a graduate of Quantity Surveying from Yaba College of Technology.
According to the statement, Efienamokwu started his media advertising career with MediaReach OMD as a management trainee and rose to become maiden country manager of the Cameroon office.
He later proceeded to work with Capital Media, a media agency of DDB Lagos as their strategy director. He, however, resigned his position at the media agency to take up appointment with Bharti Airtel Nigeria.
“Austin has over 15 years experience managing multinational brands. His key areas of specialisations include connections planning, strategic media planning and implementation, and brand management on several multinational brands across sectors (Brewery, Tobacco, Pharmaceuticals, Telecom, fast moving consumer goods and financial services) in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon and Central African regions.”