Twenty-seven marketing professionals were on Thursday awarded the highest professional title of fellows by the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) at its annual marketing conference and dinner held at Radisson Blu, Ikeja Lagos, Touchaheart blog reports.

Those conferred with the award include group head, media and external relations of United Bank for Africa (UBA), Ramon Nasir; executive director, corporate bank directorate, Fidelity Bank Plc, Dr. Obaro Odeghe; former director of corporate communication, Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN), Isaac Okoroafor; chief brand marketing officer at Union Bank Ogochukwu Ekezie-Ekaidem, and head, customer experience, UBA, Michelle Nwoga.

The institute also conferred honorary fellowship award on group executive, retail banking group south, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nnaemeka Ejeh.

Outgoing president and chairman of council, NIMN, Tony Agenmonmen, who spoke at the event, encouraged the new fellows to promote professionalism and propagate the institute’s mission of creating an enduring, distinctive value for all stakeholders through the development, promotion and application of world-class marketing professionalism, and offer valuable advice and initiatives that will further build its equity.

He explained that those conferred with this membership grade belong to the elite cadre of the Institute’s membership structure and therefore have the responsibility to reflect what the Institute stands for at their various workplace and in the marketing eco-system.

Mr. Agenmonmen said “I want to congratulate all of you here today, indeed, it is a very exciting one for us to celebrate these professionals who continue to make us proud.”

Continuing, he said, “Within the very challenging environment, we have continued and will continue to drive the Institute’s plans and programmes by ensuring that we continue to develop well-targeted strategies towards building and supporting young marketing professionals.”

NIMN is the umbrella body for professionals engaged in marketing and related fields as marketing practitioners, sales and marketing directors, customer relationship managers, media planners, channel developers, creative directors, among others.

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