ACCI Policy Centre Gets New Executive Director

Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has appointed Mr Chidiebere Onwumere as the new Executive Director of the Policy Advocacy Centre of the Chamber.

Mr Onwumere, a professional in media and marketing is the co-founder of Brandmarks Communications Limited, one of Nigeria’s leading Strategy and Communications Consultancy firms in Nigeria.

For over two decades, Mr Onwumere’s quest for the acquisition of Media and Marketing Communication competencies has guaranteed his place as a trusted advisor to Governments and Corporations across a multiplicity of communication subject areas ranging from Public Relations, Government-to-Citizen relations, Advocacy and Behavioural Change Communication to Media Communications, Experiential Marketing and Social/Grassroots Mobilization.

He has assisted several government institutions and private sector organisations design and deliver a broad range of world-class communication campaigns across the globe.Consequently, he is very versed in Perception Molding, Stakeholder Engagement and Behavioral Change Communication.

In the Public Sector, Onwumere has been a Strategy and Public Communications Consultant to several Governments, Ministries and Parastatals. Aside from working with the Public Sector, Mr Onwumere has experience of designing Communication Interventions with several International Non-Governmental Organisation and Development Partner organisation’s.

He has also consulted for the USAID and the Department for International Development on a number of community engagement and stakeholder communication programme. He has also been consultant on Integrated Communications projects for several brands.

The new ED has a Master’s Degree in Media Communications from Bournemouth University, UK and currently a Doctoral student at the Baze University, Abuja.

He would bring his wealth of experience in media and marketing to bear in the development of the Chamber.

Mr Onwumere took over from Mr Olawale Rasheed, the Chairman of ACCI Transport Trade Group and the founding Executive Director of the Policy Centre who was recently appointed as the Spokeperson to the Governor of Osun State, Senator Adeleke Ademola.

ACCI congratulates the new ED and wish him the best in his appointment.

Olayemi John-Mensah
ACCI Media/Strategy Officer

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