Work Based Learning and Enterprise
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Qualifications & Training
M.A. Media Communication science 2002 Westphalia University, Germany
B.Sc. Oil & Gas Management 2016 Plymouth University, England, UK
HNC Business Management 2013 Icon College of Business & IT, London
B.Sc. (Hons) Political science 1985/86 Political Science University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Advertising Trainee 2005 China Contact, Business Publication for China & East Asia,
Pg. Cert Business Administration 2004 Germany Business Academy, Germany
Cert Project management 2002 Benedict School of Business, Germany.
Robert is broadly educated and widely travelled. He worked as a tutor at Institute of Communication Science at Westphalia University in Germany and as an editor of the British Army Newspaper (Sixth Sense) and Magazine (Lifestyle) in Germany. He has over fifteen years’ working experience in the media (both in print and TV) and in marketing communications industry.
2012 – 2016 Managing Editor: New Business Africa, London
2007-2010 Advertising & Customer Service Manager: Honeyfield Investments, London
2006-2007 Marketing Officer: NTL Telecommunications, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
2004-2005 Editor: British Army Newspaper & Magazine: Sixth Sense and Lifestyle, Germany
1999 – 2003 Associate Editor: The Africa Courier, Germany
1986 – 1987 TV Journalist & Broadcaster: Nigerian Television Authority NTA, Nigeria
Robert has engaged in the past with the topics of cultural identity and hybridity in the media society and he is currently working on his PhD on renewable energy and integrated marketing communications.
Publications and Scholarship Activities:
Hybrid Identity in the postmodern media society published in the Introduction to Black Studies in Afro German and African Community 2002.
Who are the Germans and Others published in The African Courier magazine Germany 2004.
Speaker at: Caribbean and Africa Economic Cooperation Conference London 2012.
Speaker at: Investments Opportunities in Nigeria Conference at Financial Times London 2013.
Energy, marketing, management and mass communication.
Impact and Engagement:
Robert is the publisher and managing editor of New Business Africa – a business magazine with about 50,000 readerships and writes commentary regularly on economic situations in emerging economies as well as speaks in conferences and workshops on African Development.
Research and Consultancy:
Provide training and mentorship for young reporters and consult for companies in the developing economies.
Maintain business affiliations and relationships with business organisations in Africa.