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DR KEN ONYEALI IKPE
Dr Ken as fondly called, is the Group Chief Operating Officer of Insight Redefini and also the MD / CEO of All Seasons Media / Zenith Optimedia Limited, a member of the TROYKA GROUP.
He holds a Ph.D in Development Economics from the Academy of Sciences, School of African Studies Moscow Russia, an alumni of Advanced Management Programme (AMP), Lagos Business School, and also trained at the IESE Business School, Barcelona – Spain. A fellow of Nigeria Institute of Marketing and the President of Media Independent Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MIPAN).
Dr Ken is a thought leader on leadership, branding, marketing communications, public relations, perception engineering and sports business. He is an effective, disciplined, consistent leader, a man of style with a great sense of humour.
He leads by deepening what works, embracing well researched truth & new knowledge; he builds capacity for loyalty amongst his constituents and absolutely committed to the increasing success of his team with whom He has played a major part in growing International and Local Brands like GSK, GUINNESS, PEPSICO, NOKIA, CHI, CADBURY amongst myriads of notable brands . Ken is a life management coach, business mentor, teacher and a lover of growth and development. He lectures part time at the School of Media and Communication (SMC) Pan Atlantic University.
Ken Onyeali Ikpe is known and respected as a visionary leader, with strong business acumen and loved for his pragmatic view to politics.
For more details visit : www.kenikpe.com
“The only way to get out of trouble is to enter trouble.”
Meet The Trouble Maker, The Empathetic, focused, charismatic, innovative, and creative Ubong Thompson King, a visionary leader and Chairman of Protection Plus Services Limited (PPSL) and other fast growing subsidiaries. PPSL is a Corporate Security Services company, with headquarters in Lagos state. His nack for seeing what others do not, has helped him to turn a small business, which started in a corner of his bedroom, into a successful business empire, which is positioning itself as a global leader in the Security industry.
A graduate of the University of Calabar, Cross Rivers State, Nigeria with a BSc. Ed in Agriculture, but ventured into the security industry 22 years ago. The stirring to build a career in the Security industry, is rooted in his intense dislike of seeing people lose their possessions.
He has tasted failure, and understands what it means to be DOWN. The loss of his father at the tender age of 13 was a huge blow, and the subsequent hardships that accompanied that tragic event, molded his outlook to life. He had to learn how to survive. Rejected by family and friends, and disappointed with himself, he made up his mind that he would not give in to despair or defeat. Because he knows what it means to fail, it has motivated him to learn how to succeed and create value and impact from the ashes of defeat. As a result, he has grown a passion for motivating the younger ones to strive for success despite the odds, and this resolve is captured in his well-known tag line, “The only way to get out of trouble is to enter trouble.” For him, failure is not an option and like he says, “It’s either I win, or I win!” Not one to shy away from challenges, having tried and failed several times, he is a calculated risk taker who loves to dare where other men hesitate to venture. He has been described as a man, who has the heart of two lions, and seeing his antecedents, one does not need to wonder too much.
for more details visit:www.ubongking.com
Ini Abimbola is the Founder/Group CEO, Thistle Group, an emerging conglomerate made of up business interests in Management Consulting, Gas, Logistics, Research and Media. Her day job is as Lead Consultant/CEO of ThistlePraxis Consulting Limited (TPC), an Assessments and Strategy firm based in Lagos, Nigeria. A 2008 Draper Hills Fellow on Democracy and Development at Stanford University California and an alumnus of the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program, Ini holds a degree in International Relations & Diplomacy and a Masters degree in Management. Her areas of expertise include but not limited to International Development, with over 15 years working in the international development space; broad consulting experience & expertise on capacity building, corporate governance, strategic policy formulation, visioning, planning & implementation, sustainability, development communications, strategy formulation & evaluation, performance & productivity, leadership, change management, projects & innovations management, process re-engineering, social performance audits as well as strategy & toolkit development. She is the author of 3 books and over 25 publications (chapters, articles), and has delivered more than 100 presentations in over 15 countries in the last 5 years on a range of topics some of which include: Corporate Governance, Change Management, Enterprise Development, Sustainability & CSR. A member of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and the Institute of Directors (IOD), Ini sits on the boards of various organizations including BrainCedar, Serendipity Limited, AXL8 Limited, SpeedMeals, SIS Limited, amongst others.
For more details visit, www.inionuk.com