Mr. Bolaji Akerele - Head, Research, Strategy & Corporate Communications
Bolaji is an experienced entrepreneur, researcher and brand manager. He studied MSc. Corporate Brand Management, Brunel University, where he bagged a distinction in areas of research. He championed a new field in Branding titled- the Resource-Based view of Brands during his Masters Research program, which was nominated for publishing in an academic journal.
He has worked in several roles from Information Technology to Business Development; building experience in business consultation, marketing and brand management.
As an entrepreneur, he started his first business in 2007 producing agricultural products and tripled production capacity within 2 years of start-up. Bolaji possesses practical experience in sales, through the development of new business and strong relationship building skills.
With a background in I.T., Bolaji channelled his skills in tech and brand management and forged into Digital Marketing. A Google certified professional, he became the team lead and General Manager of i-Octane Digital Interactive, a Digital Marketing company he helped build from scratch. Of many achievements, he notably won the Oracle Africa PR account with his team. He is proficient in all areas of Digital Marketing & Strategy.
Bolaji’s Research & Strategy acumen has seen him drive global publicity and raise investments for one of Nigeria’s leading tech start-ups (Delivery Science), and lead Innovation and Business Partnerships at a foremost Value-Added Services (VAS) company. It is this wealth of experience he brings to Law Union and Rock.
Bolaji likes to read, research, gym and travel. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) UK, Chartered Managers Institute (CMI) UK, and Fairtrade Foundation UK.