mediaReach OMD Nigeria has appointed Stephen Onaivi as its new managing director, effective January 1st, 2024. This decision, confirmed by the Board of Directors, aligns with a strategic succession plan and talent development initiative. Onaivi, a seasoned professional with global experience, will lead the nation’s premier media investment and management agency known for its thought leadership.
Alaba Fadero, Regional Chief Executive Officer of Omnicom Media Group West & Central Africa, announced the appointment in Lagos, emphasizing Onaivi’s role in maintaining OMD’s industry leadership and driving regional growth strategies.
Onaivi, previously the managing director of OMD Ghana, brings a wealth of experience in driving innovation for major brands across West and Central Africa. Besides overseeing OMD Nigeria, he is tasked with expanding the OMD brand across the region, integrating values, technology, and strategic processes.
Expressing confidence in sustaining OMD Nigeria’s industry leadership, Onaivi highlighted key focus areas, including technology-driven innovation, talent development, and enhanced strategic thinking. He emphasized the agency’s commitment to providing value-driven services to clients.
Apart from his professional achievements, Onaivi, a communication expert, has undergone management training at renowned business schools globally, including the Lagos Business School and London Business School. He is also actively involved in community service, exemplified by founding the “Play with Stephen” golf tournament, an annual event in Accra, Ghana, leveraging golf to raise awareness and support for Autism across Africa.