The board and management of LTC JWT Advertising has approved the appointment of Bisi Afolabi as the new managing director/chief executive officer of the company.
Afolabi, who joined the company as a youth corps member about two decades ago, rose through the ranks to become executive directive, business development and chief operating officer, until her appointment as chief executive officer in July 2014.
According to a statement made available by Billy Lawson, chairman of the company recently, the company is experiencing leadership change as all the founding members have reached retirement age. He said: “Over the years, the founding members and owners of LTC JWT have been heading the company. But there is a complete shift as we strongly believe that we have done our best and we should leave the stage for people we have trained and can progress with the vision of LTC JWT.”
He noted that “the new CEO is a seasoned Advertising and Marketing Communication practitioner who over the years, has acquired experience in brands development and advertising.” Bisi is one of the people the system has nurtured and “we are so convinced that she will surpass expectation,” he said.