Winning the Advertisers Association of Nigeria Brand Manager of the Year is already having a déjà vu feeling as the 2022 winner of the category, Samuel Olabode Akinrimisi has joined previous winners to jump ship 2 months after winning the prestigious category.
Akinrimisi, formerly with Haier Thermocool PZcussons (HPZ) has joined Cway Food & Beverages as Deputy Marketing Director. He is also the secretary of ADVAN
At HPZ, Akinrimisi drove strategic marketing communications for the organisation and repositioned the brand as a contemporary household brand across the country. He was known for his resilience, tenacity and dedication that consistently positioned the Thermocool Brand as the most trusted among its contemporaries.
During his stay at Thermocool PZ Cussons, his brand, Haier Thermocool was awarded Brand of The Year 2022 besides two other awards by the prestigious Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN) African Marketing Awards For Excellence.
Other corporate awards received when he was the brand manager of Haier Thermocool include Most Outstanding Home Appliance Brand of The Year by Brand Communicator, Best-in-Class Generator of The Year by National Quality Conference.
Symbolically, more reasons why the year 2022 will remain memorable in his career pursuit are the recognitions he received amongst which are Brand Manager of The Year 2022 and Industry Builders Awards from Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN) at the ADVAN African Awards For Marketing Excellence 2022.
Before joining Cway Food & Beverages Nig. Co. Limited as Deputy Marketing Director, he was the Category & Marketing Communications Lead at HPZ Limited Category from January 2022 – January 2023.
He was also Brand Manager, Good Mama Detergent & Special Projects, Eko Supreme Resources Nigeria Limited from July 2016 – October 2019.
Akinrimisi is a go-getter with integrity inclined mindset, whose quest for knowledge and enduring impacts is phenomenal.
His career traverses around sales, marketing and business development for above 13 years and is filled with memorable track records. He believes in a world of success where there is no room for excuses.
He attended the University of Lagos for his Post Graduate (Professional Masters), MBA (Marketing Specialization) in 2010 – 2012
He also attended Adekunle Ajasin University for his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry in 2001 – 2005.