Experienced banker and former SSA to immediate past governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, Femi Adeniran’s profile since he dabbled into politics seems to be soaring higher and higher.
Just when he left his juicy slot as a Senior Special Adviser to former Governor Aregbesola to take up a job with Airtel as Head PR, Advocacy & Stakeholder Engagement many believed this Public Relation expert had bid politics goodbye. But be a man that really knows his onions and a versatile man that he is, another opportunity beckons and his passion for perfection has since been his edge immediately he joined the sitting Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola.
His performance to make the Osun State Economic Summit a success however added to his CV as the hardworking dude has just been appointed Chief Exercise Officer of Osun Investment Promotions Agency. This he announced on his social media handles as he wrote:
“Prosperity of Osun and its people is a critical area and focal point of Governor Adegboyega Oyetol’s Administration.
Yesterday, H.E Governor Adegboyega Oyetola formally handed me the assignment to lead the newly created Osun Investment Promotions Agency.
OSIPA, being a new vehicle, speaks to Mr. Governor’s determination to ensure Osun takes its rightful place among the comity of states in Nigeria and to be a hub and template for economic development which will significantly impact the value chain across all sectors of the economy, with Agriculture and Mining(Solid Minerals) being the pivot for a robust, multi-year post-pandemic economic recovery plan.
I am honoured and grateful to His Excellency, Governor Oyetola for appointing me to drive the development and investment promotion agenda of the state and I call on partners, colleagues and friends in the private sector and other persons willing to do business to see Osun as a willing partner, open for business.
Our energy will be focused on engendering mutually rewarding partnerships and developing an investment climate that is beneficial to Osun, its people and investors.
As Mr. Governor has always said, we intend to harness our competitive advantage backed by the fact that Osun is one of the safest states in Nigeria for business with the foundation of our policies and programs hinged on trust and all protocols that support the ease of doing business.”
However, his rich experience as an accountant has taken him through roles such as Head PR, Advocacy & Stakeholder Engagement at Airtel Nigeria, Senior Special Assistant Public Affairs/Government PR to the governor of Osun in Nigeria, Group Head Brand and Marketing Communications at WemaBank and Head Corporate Communications at GTBank.
His experience spans Africa, the United Kingdom and North America.
His expertise in selling, value creation and leveraging goodwill led to his appointment as Chief of Staff to the Vice-Presidential candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria in the 2011 Nigeria elections.
Born in 1976, the Lagos Business School Alumnus had his early education at Maryland Convent Private School Lagos and Secondary education at Federal Government College Ogbomosho. He holds a Diploma and B.sc in Accounting and post graduate certification in Sales and Marketing from the Humber College Toronto. He is presently enrolled in the global leadership MBA programme of the Sandermoen Business School, University of Fredericton Canada and also possesses certifications from the Harvard University.
Femi is a member of the ICT policy committee of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, a Fellow of the Institute of Brand Management, an Associate of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and a certified Project Management Professional.