One of Nigeria’s leading brands and marketing publications, Brand Communicator has named the founder/CEO of BHM Group, Ayeni Adekunle, as the CEO of the year (Public Relations) 2020.
This was announced at the second edition of the Brandcom Awards held in Lagos, on Friday November 27, 2020.
According to the Convener of Brandcom Awards and Publisher of Brand Communicator, Joshua Ajayi, the award is in recognition of Ayeni’s contributions to the PR industry in Nigeria, especially for BHM’s leadership in research, exceptional work, innovation and creation of value for the ecosystem.
The Brandcom Awards, in its second year, is designed to be the most credible and prestigious platform recognising, rewarding and inspiring agencies, brands and individuals in the marketing and communications industry in Nigeria.
Speaking on the award, Ayeni said, “It is always a pleasure to be recognized for the opportunity to lead a superb team in building the company of our dreams. As many know I’m very passionate about not just doing business but doing it differently and effecting change as we go along. This award is dedicated to the BHM team who work tirelessly to solve the most difficult problems in media, public relations, and communications, using the best possible creativity and innovation.”
Ayeni was conferred the PR Practitioner of the Year in 2017 by the NIPR Lagos Chapter. His company BHM was declared Agency of the Year and The Best Agency to Work in 2017 by NIPR Lagos Chapter, The Best Agency Using New Media in 2018 by NIPR Lagos Chapter, Public Relations Agency of the Year at the Brandcom Awards 2018, The Best Agency Using New Media in 2018 from NIPR Lagos Chapter and the award for Innovation in PR Practice from NIPR Lagos Chapter in 2019.
Other CEOs including Steve Babaeko were also awarded with the CEO Award for their exceptional exploits in their various industries in the past year.
Ayeni Adekunle was represented at the award ceremony by Omolade Opanuga, Corporate Relations Manager, BHM, Enitan Kehinde, Lead Consultant, FMCG, BHM and Njideka Akabogu, Lead Adviser, ID Africa – the Digital Agency founded by Ayeni.
A fellow of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN), Ayeni is also a member of the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA), the world’s largest PR professional body, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations UK (CIPR), the Public Relations Consultant Association of Nigeria (PRCAN) and the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).
He sits on the board of many companies, including F316 Consulting, SPV Communications, 618Bees and PinPoint Media.