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About Us

Founded in October 2005 as an Out-of-Home Media firm, E-Motion Advertising has rapidly built up competence in deploying innovative Out-of-Home infrastructure that stands out from mundane traditional media. We have quickly become frontrunners in the Out-of-Home media industry in Nigeria with a strong customer base spanning all sectors of the economy.

We are one of Nigeria's leading Out-of-Home advertising companies operating in the billboard, transit and street furniture segments and across all the major business hubs of the country. Our focus on investing in compelling locations and cutting edge products underpinned by excellent customer service has led to very strong growth in our client base.

As the market leader in the Industry, we have developed excellent relationships with top brands, regulators and other various developers to ensure that the revenue potential of sites is maximized while enhancing the aesthetics of the environment.

E-Motion Advertising is backed by leading local and international institutional investors with proven track records of funding and supporting high-growth companies.

Our Investors & Directors include:

Vlassis Liakouris (Director)

Managing Director of ARM Capital Partners. He had earlier spent 8 years with Flour Mills of Nigeria PLC in various capacities including Group Treasury Director and Deputy Managing Director of UNICEM Ltd (JV by Holcim, Lafarge and Flour Mills of Nigeria). Previously, he spent nearly 10 years in different private equity and investment banking roles in Southeastern Europe. Vlassis holds an MBA (Finance) from ALBA Graduate School of Business, a MA in Political Science & Social Theory from Athens University and a MA in Sociology from the University of Sofia. He is also an IMD alumnus (PED). He represents ARM on the board.

Emeka Emenike (Director)

He is Vice President at ARM Capital Partners. Previously, he worked at ARM Investment Managers, Diamond Bank Plc. And Schlumberger Dowell. Emeka earned a B. Engr. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Marshall Business School of the University of Southern California. He is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He represents ARM on the board.

Jessica Thorell (Director)

Jessica Thorell is an Investment Manager at Kinnevik AB Investment an international TMT focused investment company. She is a Board Member of E-motion and works with the Kinnevik portfolio of companies in Nigeria. Previously, Jessica was an investor at growth equity firm General Atlantic and advisor in the Mergers & Acquisitions team at Goldman Sachs. She holds a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics, as well as CEMS MIM from the University of St. Gallen. She represents Kinnevik AB Investment on the board

Simdul Shagaya (Director)

Sim is the CEO of Konga. Prior to that, Sim served as CEO of E-Motion. He has worked at MicroStrategy, Lucent Technologies and Real Networks. He was also the Africa Lead for Google Inc. and the West Africa Principal for Rand Merchant Bank. Sim is a graduate of George Washington University, Dartmouth College and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Demola Gbadegesin (Director)

Demola has worked at Ocean and Oil Holdings, Mellon Ventures, Boston Consulting Group, HP and Sprint PCS often leading teams in landmark transactions. He has also served as Senior Adviser to The Honourable Minister of Finance and to the Honourable Minister of Solid Minerals. Demola graduated from Howard University and Stanford University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Tunde Folawiyo

Tunde Folawiyo is the Managing Director of Yinka Folawiyo Group and also serves as a Director on the boards of MTN Nigeria and Access Bank Plc. He holds Bachelor & Master of Laws degrees from the University College London and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from London School of Economics. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Honourable Society of the Inner Temple) in 1985.

Management Team:

Led by dynamic and creative business leaders with combined managerial experience of 30+ years in everything spanning media, hospitality, consulting, banking & finance, technology and outdoor, E-Motion Advertising has seen rapid growth and is leading industry innovation in ways never seen before.

In five years, E-Motion has demonstrated unique capability in developing and managing turnkey out-of-home opportunities for top Nigerian businesses and has always exceeded client expectations.

Her management’s visionary foresight has seen to it that E-Motion is assured of the future by developing world-class properties to help her secure her place as the leading media business with tentacles in both the old and the new.The ultimate goal of the experienced and vibrant management team is to build a leading-edge business that taps into the resourcefulness of the local economy whilst serving a global clientele in the broad media arena.

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