Lekan Lawal, the chief operating officer of Leo Burnett Lagos, a budding marketing communications company in Ikeja Lagos has left his post at the agency, 789marketing.ng can authoritatively report.
Lawal, who had his last day at the agency on December 31st 2019, confirmed the report in a telephone call with the online marketing news platform.
It is confirmed that the consummate marketing communication professional with experience that cut across organizations and industries left on mutual consent with his employee- Troyka Holdings.
Lawal, who replaced Sam Osunsoko as COO in February 2018 at the agency was expected to bring his wealth of experience to drive the agency forward. The former COO is found to have delivered for the agency.
During his time, the agency had picked some juicy accounts and well as winning several international and local industry laurels.
Prior to him joining Leo Burnett Lagos, Lawal was the Director of Brand Planning & Management at Creativezone Limited, the agency he joined from January 2012 till January 2018.
At Creative Zone, he was in charge of Airtel portfolio as Account Director. He also provided insights that enabled brands in the agency’s portfolio to stay afloat.
The former Leo Burnett boss was also at Noah’s Ark Communications as Director of Strategy and Business Development. He joined Noah’s Ark in August 2015 and left in February 2018, spending two years and seven months
Within 15 years, Lawal has procured communication strategy and business development services for organizations such as Total Nigeria, First Bank Nigeria, British Council Nigeria, Glo, Etisalat, and Ford.
Lawal, who studied mass communication at MKO Abiola Polytechnic in Ogun State, possesses proven capabilities in business development, product development (with bias to market entry), and information technology and brand development.
As at press time, Lawal replacement was yet to be named however, we understand that Troyka Holdings may decide to settle with an inside person rather than looking outside this time.
His next move is not known yet but it is rumoured that Lawal may go into private practice that is floating an agency very soon.