David Okeme, has left Unilever to start as the new Chief Marketing Officer at RemitaNet.
Until recently, he was the Marketing Director of Unilever Nigeria, where he had an illustrious marketing career spanning countries and cultures. A multiple career-award winner, David has initiated many successful traditional and digital marketing initiatives.
His work experience with Unilever covers the 4 Marketing lanes – Brand Development, Brand Building, and Customer Development & Customer Marketing. His unique achievements span from 2009, where he had a high contribution to Unilever Global incremental turnover growth, he also managed Oral for Unilever in AMET, and achieved business growth 20%+ CAGR for 3 years with margins at 40%+.
His Core skill platforms consists: Consumers Understanding, Route to Market/Territory Mgt/Trade Channels/Trade Terms etc (on the team that set up the RTM for Nigeria), Operations from Go-to-Mkt capability/Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)/Customer Service Excellence/Brand Health driven by strong Consumer Loyalty, and General Management.
In the last 3 years, he has managed a very innovative and entrepreneurial team to where he continued to demonstrate marketing Leadership (Winning 2013 Nigeria Brand of the Year and recently 2014 Unilever PC Category Digital Campaign Execution Excellence Award), 2 International Awards for Brand Activation/Market Development, Silver Asia AMET Activation Awards, 2006; Gold, Asia AMET Mkt Devt Awards, 2010.
His education background include University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School, London Business School, Market Driving Strategies, Lagos Business School, Chief Executives Programme (CEP 21), General Management, University of Jos BA (Hons).
Remita is an e-Payments and e-Collections solution on a single multi-bank platform. Adopted by the Central Bank of Nigeria for the payment and collections of funds on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria and used by all 22 commercial banks and over 400 micro finance banks, Remita has significantly assisted to revolutionize the e-payment industry in Nigeria.
Remita, developed by SystemSpecs, and voted many times as Nigeria’s Software of the Year, is indeed a success story and a pride to Africa.