Bode Opeseitan, who until recently served as the Director of Events and Sponsorship with Globacom has been awarded as the Public Relations Ambassador by world’s largest entrepreneurship network with over 12.6 million members across Africa’s young Entrepreneurs (A. Y. E).
A. Y. E’s Regional Manager, Joy Michael, said that opeseitan’s enormous continental PR experience will be harnessed to support the promotion of one of the networks fundamental goals of arousing entrepreneurial skills of young Africans and transforming them into a global economic power house.
Joy Michael said that “Our focus at at A.Y.E is the successful development of of Africa’s budding entrepreneurs through mutual networking in collaboration with established captains of Industry, government parastatals and international organisations. We are delighted that Mr opeseitan’s identifies with A. Y. E as objectives and as accepted to be our PR Ambassador, thereby using his decades of experience in the areas of Journalism, Public Relations , Events and Promotion to support the bold agenda of A.Y.E to uplift Africa’s budding entrepreneurs”
The Johannesburg, South Africa based organisation’s Chief Executive Matron, Mrs Folorunso Alakija and the Patron, former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and National Leader of All Progressives Congress, Senator Bola Tinubu amongst other well meaning personalities have been using their contacts and resources to promote genuine entrepreneurship on the African Continent.
In his acceptance remarks, Opeseitan congratulated the body for what he called it’s very nobel objectives and thanked the organisation for considering him worthy of the honour, promising to use his knowledge and extensive continental contacts to support the body.
Opeseitan who, with other professionals established SA&B, a new fully integrated marketing communications company in August, 2017, had worked at African Newspapers of Nigeria(ANN), the oldest privately owned newspaper in Nigeria founded by late Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
He rose through the ranks to the become the editor of Saturday Tribune and later pitched his tent with Globacom Limited in 2003, where he served in various capacities, including the Director of PR, Events and promotions until July this year.