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Otunba (DR) Gani Adams,the convener of Oodua Progressive Union OPU has approved the appointment of the General Secretary of the Union, Lanre Sunmonu and the Union's Special Adviser on Inter Chapter Relations, Capt Micheal Adesina.

According to Otunba Adams,the appointments will no doubt further energise the growth and expansion of the Union which is already in 64 countries with the launch of the Mali Chapter in Bamako today. He said he is excited the such capable hands have been deemed fit to take charge of the affairs of the Union haven been tested and exhibited leadership traits in their individual capacities and their love for the aims and objectives of the Union.

He  believes that they will  uphold their  interest  and work for in the success of the Union and take it to greater heights.
Mr Lanre Sunmonu until his recent appointment is the General Secretary of the UK chapter of Oodua Progressive Union.

Lanre Sunmoni,is a Chartered Marketing Consultant with Chartered Institute of Marketing, Great Britain. He own-managed a family food and cosmetics convenience store in Hoxton market, London N1, between 1998 to 2003.

He has a Masters degree in Marketing Management and Certificate in IT. Twin-Track was originally established in the UK in March 1997. Incorporated as private limited company in Nigeria in November 2004. He founded Twin-Track Marketing Services, a consulting firm in March 1997, having worked for different reputable companies in the City of London and gained over ten years of business formation, planning, organization and marketing management experiences.

As a business researcher, he carried out reports on African -Caribbean SMEs in Deptford & Hoxton Markets between 2000 to 2003, which was favourably covered by London based African media and the Punch in Nigeria. He was the author of 2004-2005 London Borough of Southwark African & Caribbean business ownership for 2004-2005.

He believe that in an era of increasing globalisation the business community of African origin needs to speak with one voice. He like to see African community and its business take a much higher profile in proving the performance of our role-model businesses, large and small, by the proper application of business and marketing management best practice.

He was nominated at the 2nd African Business Executive’s Award in London, for ‘African Professional of the Year’, 1998 and he eventually received Certificate for ‘Special Recognition’. An award winner again in 2014 alongside OPU Convener Otunba (Dr) Gani Adams in London, UK in the presence of Osolo of Isolo. Lanre is a team player, he has organised and spoken at various marketing, business conferences, Radio and TV programmes. Former Controller of Site & Safety (COSS) & Engineering Supervisor (ES) operative with British Railway (Rail).

A team player, Lanre holds Nigerian UK Business Association [NUBA] secretary office for 3 years and helps delivered the association constitution. A member of Nigerian Institute of Management [London Branch]. He was Executive Secretary for five years with International Angle [a business club]. In 2004, Electoral Committee Chairman for Nigerian British Community Forum [NBCF]. He was appointed and elected as the Forum’s Publicity secretary in April 2005.

He is a Christian, Lanre’s hobbies include socialising, reading and keeping an eye on issues of current affairs and listening to good music.

Capt.(Otunba) Micheal Olatokunboh Adesina prides himself with Private and Commercial Pilot Licence,General Aviation Management,Bsc in Business Administration and had working experience with Intercontinental Airlines,Concord Airlines,Ghana Airways before going into private practice,he is presently the President/CEO of International School of Aviation Worldwide. A well travelled and exposed tourist,Otunba Micheal Adesina holds the chieftaincy title of Otunba Erinosun Kingdom,Fiwajoye of Iseyinland,Apesin of Iresiland. He is married with children. A member of Institute of Aviation Management of Nigeria,Member,Nigeria Institute of Shipping Management,Member Ghana Institute of Public Administration.
He is a lover of culture.

The appointments take immediate effect.



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