Idorenyen Enang
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  • Biography

Idorenyen is a proven reform minded business leader with demonstrable expertise in Strategy, Business
Management, Organisational Design, Marketing, Sales Operations and is a licensed practitioner of
Insights Discovery and Liberating Leadership UK.

Over the course of his illustrious career spanning over thirty years, Idy as he is fondly called has held key positions of increasing responsibility at Executive Management levels across Africa; building and transforming several global brands like Guinness (a subsidiary of Diageo) as a Brand Manager, Coca Cola as the Country Marketing Manager in Kenya, Chief of Staff to the Equatorial Africa President, then later driving the business in the East & Central Region as General Manager before moving on to turn-around Cadbury from a near comatose state to profitability as Commercial Director. He had an exceptional stint at Samsung Electronics where he served as Managing Director for Nigeria out of its West Africa Hub in Lagos, and later served as the Managing Director for L’Oreal where he managed subsidiaries of the beauty giant across West Africa.

His exemplary leadership and service in the course of his career put him on a global stage. Idy was elected and served on the Executive Committee of the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) as Region Vice President for Africa, alongside other Chief Marketing Officers and Chief Executives of Fortune 500 companies between 2011 and March 2016. He is a Past President of the Advertisers Association of Nigeria, a Past Chairman of the Heads of Advertising Sectorial Group; a former member of Council at APCON (the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria), which regulates the practice of Advertising in Nigeria. He sits on the Advisory Boards of Awesome Treasures Foundation
(ATF), Strap & Safe Child Foundation, Strategy for Mentoring Initiative & Leadership Empowerment (S.M.I.L.E) and the Consumer Advocacy for Food Safety & Nutrition Initiative (CAFSANI). He also  serves as a Board member of several companies in the Finance, Consulting and Communication sectors.

Over the past two decades, Idy’s relentless pursuit of improving the public good within the larger society and professional communities of practice has been recognised with Fellowships of UK’s Chartered Institute of Marketing and the National Institute of Marketing Nigeria, where he currently functions as the President and Chairman of the Governing Council. He has also been adorned with several awards in the course of his career and service to his community.

He is currently the CEO of Corporate Shepherds Limited, an organisation founded by him to serve as a social enterprise to develop and enhance people and organisational capability. Driven by a performance and productivity mindset, he runs a bundle of initiatives in the media and open seminars for grooming leaders and young people to improve their competencies and career prospects. Corporate Shepherds currently has a wide array of youths and numerous Executives under its mentorship. He also hosts a popular radio program tagged ‘Navigate with Idy’, a
leadership and business talk show that airs on over ten different radio stations across the nation.

Idy is a trained Economist and holds an MBA with specialty in Marketing. He is a much sought-after speaker in business and leadership conferences. He enjoys reading, listening to music and travelling.

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