May 13, 2010
Anthony Chiejina, former Assistant General Manager/Head Corporate Affairs for Oceanic Bank International Plc has been appointed as the Group Head, Corporate Communications for the Dangote Group. His appointment took effect from last month.
Mr. Chiejina graduated from the University of Lagos in 1981 with a B.Sc (Hons) degree in Mass Communication (Second Class Upper). He has since bagged various other academic degrees including an M.Sc, Industrial Relations & Personnel Management, University of Lagos, M.A. Organisational Analysis & Behaviour, University of Lancaster, UK and M.A. Development Studies, Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, Netherlands.
Anthony is an experienced journalist with strong academic bias; he was Graduate Assistant at the University of Lagos before going into mainstream journalism in 1989 serving variously as Associate Editor, Deputy Editor and Acting Editor of both African Economic Digest, London and African Concord, Lagos. His foray into corporate life began when he joined Seven Up (7Up) Bottling Company as Personnel Manager/Editorial Adviser. He later moved over to Zenith Bank Plc where he served as Head, Corporate Communications (1997 - 2005).
He received numerous academic distinctions and awards including Salzburg Fellow for Gifted Mid-Career Professional, Austria and the British Government Scholarship (ODASS) for Graduate Studies, UK, Netherlands Fellowship, University of Lagos Scholar, University of Oslo, Norway, Fellowship.