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Nwando Okonkwo Ajene is a business and communications expert with nearly two decades
of experience in business management and marketing communications. She has a track
record of launching successful media and engagement campaigns across multiple sectors,
including technology, finance, health and nutrition, the environment, and social innovation.
She has led transformative campaigns for brands and organisations worldwide.
Matching her passion for nutrition, youth, and gender, she has most recently served as the
Category and Marketing Manager at Nestle, Global Communications Facilitator at Catalyst
2030, and the Head of Communications at the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
In designing and executing strategies and initiatives for social enterprise ecosystems in critical
regions, Nwando strives to boost collective social impact. She is committed to delivering
sustainable and efficient solutions to societal challenges through collective action and
stakeholder engagement. Nwando has significant experience designing social initiatives to
achieve the UN SDGs in the local and global communities
A pragmatic Thought Leader, she contributes to the training and capacity building of young
entrepreneurs and marketers; serves as a mentor in multiple youth programs as the founder
of Career talks; and has been instrumental in developing several start-ups, serving as a
She is a valued Board Member of several national and regional organisations. Nwando was
recently appointed as a Fellow of the National Institute of Marketing (NIMN). She currently
serves as the Vice President of the Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN) and is an
advisory board member and active volunteer of the Lagos Food Bank.