By Lukman Omikunle
Olumide Robins Akinlabi is a force of nature, a hidden treasure and a rare man of many honours with endless volumes of achievements and yet very humble and quiet despite unblemished strings of success recorded in his chosen respective careers.
Newsheadline247 gathered that he is one of the very few corporate communications experts and marketers who have etched their names with gold on sands of time.
Akinlabi, a quiet goal-getter and achiever is a multiple-award-winning engineer, marketer and communication analyst who received training in Chemical Engineering, Management Technology and Mass Communication.
He practised Engineering for 12 years in water treatments (Oyo State Water Corporation), alkyd resins plant designs & maintenance (Nycil Limited), oil and gas(NNPC/KRPC) and pharmaceuticals (Vitabiotics) before moving to media, television productions and education development.
In 2004, he joined the team that formed Ultima (Media) Limited (producers of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, Project Fame West Africa, Seriously Speaking, What’s Hawt etc) and worked at different times in the conglomerate’s senior cadre departmental capacities of marketing, research, media management, projects/business developments and corporate affairs.
He co-ordinated the ‘Who Deserves’ segment of the world-famous programme, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? that celebrates Nigerian icons and forgotten heroes. It is on record that his conscientious handling of this segment has led to the empowerment of numerous families in Nigeria and the diaspora.
Akinlabi was the General Manager of Telemedia, overseeing the products of this Budapest-Hungary based production outfit and edited the international magazine Living Etcetera. On the academic front, his passion for knowledge impartation to the youth has culminated in his assumption of the position of the Executive Director of Adeoye Group of Schools in Ota, Ogun, State.
He is the consulting head of the Marketing and Corporate Affairs Unit of the popular alternative dispute resolution program, The Justice Court. He is a multilayered media practitioner who consults as General Manager, Superscreen Television, Lagos and handles media and publicity for a number of organisations.
A human resource facilitator and motivational speaker, who is on board some notable public and private institutions, simply focus on his enterprise and applies himself to it conscientiously and with a towering sense of personal and professional business ethics.
This communication expert who also holds a Diploma in Law is an alumnus of The Federal Polytechnic Bida, Kaduna Polytechnic, FUT Minna and ESCAE Universite, Porto-Norvo amongst others.
Akinlabi, whose commitment to business development and project stability is beyond doubt has been frequently likened to a champion and oftentimes, a business genius who effortlessly depicts the image of a modern-day business executive.