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Oluwaseyi Layade To Head Leo Burnett Lagos As  Chief Operating Officer, Ushering In A New Era Of Excellence In Advertising

Oluwaseyi Layade Chief Operating Officer Leo Burnett Lagos

Leo Burnett Lagos, member of West-Africa’s largest integrated marketing group, Insight Redefini, and grand-prix winner at last year’s LAIF Awards announces the appointment of Oluwaseyi Layade to the esteemed position of Chief Operating Officer, effective January, 2024.

With an illustrious career spanning over 16 years in marketing communications, Layade has consistently showcased exceptional leadership, strategic prowess, and an unwavering commitment to innovation.

Tayo Oyedeji, Group Chief Executive Officer at Insight Redefini, expressed his confidence in Layade’s appointment, stating, “Oluwaseyi Layade’s journey has been marked by an unwavering commitment to excellence and a remarkable ability to drive strategic initiatives. Her elevation to Chief Operating Officer at Leo Burnett Lagos is a testament to her outstanding leadership, innovative thinking, and unwavering dedication to the industry.”

Having commenced her advertising journey at 141 Worldwide, now Nitro 121, Layade quickly established herself as a pivotal force in shaping the success stories of renowned brands in Nigeria. Her strategic insights and innovative approaches during her tenure significantly impacted British American Tobacco’s Brand & Trade Marketing initiatives, solidifying her reputation as a dynamic and results-driven professional.

Transitioning to SPV Communications Ltd in 2017, Layade’s operational acumen and leadership skills were instrumental in steering the consortium to new heights, delivering substantial value to MTN Brand.

Joining Ogilvy Nigeria in 2020 as Head of Client Service, Layade orchestrated geometric growth, expanding business operations into experiential and public relations. Her instrumental role in managing influential brands like Coca-Cola, Airtel, Friesland Campina, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Sterling Bank, European Union, and NBC Universal underscored her versatile expertise and strategic acumen.

In addition to her corporate responsibilities, Oluwaseyi serves as the present Chairman of Women in Advertising, exemplifying her dedication to fostering diversity and inclusion within the industry.

In January 2023, Layade assumed the role of Account Management Director at Insight Publicis, showcasing her exceptional capabilities in overseeing diverse business portfolios.

As she ascends to the esteemed role of Chief Operating Officer at Leo Burnett Lagos, Layade’s dedication, vision, and unwavering commitment to excellence stand as guiding principles. Her appointment reaffirms Leo Burnett’s commitment to innovation, client-centricity, and operational excellence.

About Leo Burnett Lagos

Leo Burnett Lagos is an affiliate of Leo Burnett Company, Inc., otherwise known as Leo Burnett Worldwide, Inc., Leo Burnett Worldwide is a globally active advertising company, founded in 1935 in Chicago, USA, by Leo Burnett. Part of Publicis Groupe, the agency is one of the largest global agency networks with 85 offices and more than 9,000 employees.

Leo Burnett Lagos was awarded the Grand Prix Award 2023 for it’s creative campaigns conceived and implemented for some of the country’s biggest brands, resulting in 18 gold awards, 20 silver awards, 19 bronze awards, and the most prestigious award of the festival— the Grand Prix, which is usually given for an outstanding creative concept that redefined industry standards.

About Insight Redefini

Insight Redefini, renowned as the solutions enterprise, is the marketing innovation and business transformation group of Troyka Holdings and the NIgeria representative of the world’s largest advertising network by market capitalization, Publicis Groupe. Insight Redefini houses six (6) distinct creative marketing and communications hubs, delivering the most iconic creative solutions for human-centred business growth.


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