Wemimo Oyelana has been promoted to the position of Vice President for Africa at CWC, the UK based oil and gas exhibition organiser.
Until the promotion, she had been Vice President Production for Sub-Saharan Africa, a job she took after two years as the company’s Project Manager for Nigeria.
Ms. Oyelana has kept Nigeria as part of her portfolio, even when she was Vice President + Production for Sub Saharan Africa. And in her new job of overseeing the entire continent, she says she will still be managing Nigeria “but expanding our business scope” in Africa.
The daughter of a stupendously famous Nigerian musician (Tunji Oyelana), Wemimo has been with CWC for eight years, since she joined as a marketing manager in February 2011. She left CWC briefly in March 2014, joining rival Energy Net as a senior Marketing Manager. By October 2014, she had left that company, returning to CWC.
Oyelana holds a first class Bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications from the University of Pedfordshire in the UK. Her Linkedin entry says that she has “a demonstrated history of working in energy events within emerging markets. Certified in Project Management, skilled in Marketing Campaign Management, Business Planning and Sales. Strong media and communication background”.