Alero Balogun

GM, Business Support Group, Oando Energy Resources

Alero Balogun is the Head, Corporate Communications and CSR at Oando PLC. With over 15 years’ experience in marketing and communications, she joined Oando in 2013 as the Corporate Communications Manager, a role she held for 4 years before rising to her current position. She presently heads a team with the remit of driving positive brand perception both internally and externally via showcasing Oando as the most desirable company to work and invest in.

She successfully managed the strategy development and execution of local and international campaigns for Oando's N1.6bn acquisition of ConocoPhillips Nigeria in 2014.

Prior to joining the company, she worked in various marketing companies in the United Kingdom and Nigeria, with oversight over brands such as Microsoft, Columbia Tristar, Cadbury, Elizabeth Arden, and Virgin Nigeria.

Alero is a strong advocate in the marketing community, serving as a speaker at the 02 Academy, an advertising academy where fresh graduates with an interest in advertising get hands-on brand management and creative training. She has also represented Oando as a speaker on the Mitsubishi Motors Anniversary and Heritage Week panel session 'Building a Heritage Brand'; the 'Global Corporate Citizenship Panel' at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Shapers Curators Meeting, Switzerland and at the London Business School (LBS) Africa Day Careers Forum.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from the University of Central England, Birmingham, as well as an MA in Advertising and Marketing from the University of Leeds.