The Pan-Atlantic University Alumni Association (PAUAA) has inaugurated a new set of Executive members to drive the next phase of growth of the group, recognised as one of Nigeria’s most prestigious university post-graduation associations.
The new executives include renowned broadcaster Gbemileke Oscar Oyinsan as President. Oscar, who has over 20 years of experience, is an all-round media personality on Radio and Television, as well as Advertising and Production. To assist him as Vice President is Onyebuchi Odianjo, a Corporate Relations professional in the Energy sector, while Fumnanya Ochei, a prolific Film producer in Nollywood will serve as Secretary.
Other members of the executive are Austen Osokpor, an experienced media advocate heading the Communications and Public Relations (PR) Committee, saddled with the responsibility of maintaining transparent and effective communication for the group across all channels.
Austen is currently Head of Corporate Communications at Ecobank Nigeria, while Efeturi Doghudje, a Communications Specialist with over 16 years of experience in marketing, public relations, digital marketing strategy and branding will also serve as Head, Membership Committee.
The committee seeks to increase and maintain active participation within PAUAA just as Yusuf Oladejo, an experienced Multi-Cloud Support Engineer is the Head, Alumni Chapters Committee, poised to establish and support regional and all affinity-based alumni chapters. He will guide the creation and activities of chapters, ensuring alignment with PAUAA’s mission.
Also in the team are Ginika Frank-Durugbor, Head of Corporate Communications at Lafarge Africa Plc serving as Head, Partnerships and Events Committee. She will be responsible for the establishment and maintenance of partnerships with external organisations, plan events and create opportunities for alumni connections.
An Investor and Media Relations Executive at GTCO, Stella Uwaechue, is the association’s Head of Finance and Fund Raising Committee, charged with overseeing the financial health and sustainability of PAUAA.
Also, Isioma Elumah, an executive at Guaranty Trust Bank, who is coming in as Head, Young Alumni Committee, will connect with new graduates and facilitate their transition. The committee organizes events, mentorship programs and networking opportunities.
Barinedum ‘Barry’ Agara, a media and communications professional with the International Organization for Migration is Head, Innovation Committee and will be responsible for fostering creativity and forward-thinking initiatives for the association.
The committee also explores and implements innovative ideas and Opeyemi Olaleye, a Partner at OP Africa, a strategic communications firm, will oversee the affairs of all Committee Heads and ensure the optimisation of efforts by its members for PAUAA.
Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Pan Atlantic University, Dr Peter Bamkole, who hosted the new Executive at the University’s main campus, said the PAU prides itself as an institution helping to form competent and committed professionals as its contribution towards a better society in Nigeria and Africa at large.
“By deliberate design of our programmes, we seek to inculcate and groom the entrepreneurial spirit in our students. The university aims at nurturing individuals who are professionally competent, creative and enterprising for the common good, and are able to make free and morally upright decisions, and thus act as positive agents of change in service to society,” he stated.
Also speaking, Oyinsan said the new executives will be committed to promoting the aims and objectives of the University and forge stronger links among the alumni and administrators of the foremost citadel of knowledge.
He said: “The focus of the new executives under my leadership is to ensure that the alumni stay connected and engaged through strategic execution of events and programmes that bring value.”
He stressed that the PAU over the years has earned a well-deserved reputation, locally and internationally as an institution that provides world-class education, adding: “This is the propelling force for the association.”
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Head, Young Alumni Committee, Pan-Atlantic University Alumni Association (PAUAA), Isiomah Elumah (left); Head, Alumni Chapters, Yusuf Oladejo; Head of Committees, Opeyemi Oluleye; Vice President, Onyebuchi Odianjo; President, Gbemileke Oscar Oyinsan; Chief Operations Officer of PAU, Dr. Peter Bamkole; Head, Communications and Public Relations Committee, Austen Osokpor and Secretary, Fumnanya Ochei during the inauguration of the Association’s new executives in Lagos.