Andrew Hanlon – Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director.
Andrew Hanlon hails from the Republic of Ireland, with over 30 years’ experience in the broadcast industry in a career which traverses radio and television, programming, news and senior management.
He took over the role of Chief Executive Officer and MD of TVC Communications in 2017 where he has been on a journey to radically transform one of the largest, privately owned TV and radio broadcasters in Africa, to one which has seen an exponential increase in turnover and profitability, in one of the largest markets in Sub-Saharan Africa.
TVC Communications operates market-leading terrestrial and digital TV and radio channels in Nigeria from its HQ in Lagos.
Prior to joining TVC Communications, Andrew worked as Director of News and Information Programming at Ireland’s leading privately-owned national television station, TV3, owned by Virgin Media, where he was responsible for the channel’s news and daily studio programming. As a founding director of the company Andrew established the station’s award-winning national news service along with a host of other market leading programmes and studio productions.
Andrew’s career in broadcast journalism and news programming began with RTE, Ireland’s state-owned national television and radio broadcaster, where he worked as a journalist before taking the position of Head of News at Communicorp radio station, 98FM in Dublin. He then took up the role of founding Managing Director of Independent Network News (INN), a syndicated national radio news service for the network of independently owned radio stations in Ireland.
Andrew has held numerous board positions in various media companies and currently serves as an ex-officio member of the board of the TVC group of companies.
Lemi Olalemi – Special Advisor To The CEO.
Lemi Olalemi began his career in broadcasting at Radio Lagos and Lagos Television (LTV) as a producer. He later became Director of Programmes at Channels TV (Nigeria), before acting as a technical and programming consultant for MITV and Africa Independent Television (AIT).
Lemi has also been an editorial consultant for ICNL, publishers of THE NEWS and Tempo magazines. In Britain, he worked for the Bank of New York (Europe) and after 11 years in the UK, Lemi returned to a democratic Nigeria in 2008
Kikelomo Ngwube – Director, Human Resources and Administration
Kikelomo Ngwube is a HR professional with 15+ years of HR experience honed within local and multinational organizations, cutting across manufacturing, banking, telecommunications and more recently FMCG industries.
10 out of these years have been mostly in leadership roles. Kike possesses generalist experience with specialization in areas of HR Strategy, Policy Formulation/Development, Recruitment & Selection and Compensation & Benefit/Reward.
Ronan Redmond – Commercial Director.
Ronan has worked in commercial media leadership roles for some of the biggest Global names in media and entertainment including: Ogilvy & Mather, Mindshare, Sky, and TV3 (now Virgin Media). His career has taken him across Europe and Africa: from Dublin, London, Prague and now to Lagos
Prior to joining TVC Communications, Ronan had his own successful commercial media consultancy advising media and entertainment clients on how best to develop new and incremental revenue lines. The business had a select corporate client base with a combined turnover of €200M, and played a key role in helping media and entertainment businesses navigate through the challenging global media recession.
Before establishing his own consultancy, Ronan set up Sky Media Ireland where he was Managing Director for seven years and grew revenues to over €100M. He joined Sky after two years helping to establish the commercial management team which successfully launched TV3 (now Virgin Media), Ireland's first Independent Commercial TV channel.
Before switching to the media side of the business, Ronan worked for advertising and media agencies Ogilvy & Mather and Mindshare in London, planning and buying pan-European advertising campaigns for clients such as Ford and Guinness.
Ronan has an MBA from Dublin City University and holds BA Honors degree in Economics from the National University of Ireland.
Festus Adewumi – Chief Internal Auditor
Festus Ademola Adewumi a B. sc., ACA, CFA, CFIP, IIA holder with over 15 years’ experience in internal auditing.
Presently the Chief Internal Auditor at TVC Communications, Festus in his capacity, examines the company’s financial transactions for accuracy and compliance with company policies, laws and regulations. He evaluates financial and operational procedures to assure adequate internal control.
Victoria Ajayi – Deputy Chief Financial Officer
Victoria Ajayi is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
She brings over a decade of financial management experience garnered from an assortment of roles held in; treasury, management & financial accounting, project and development finance as well as financial planning & investment within a local and international corporate finance setting.
Victoria graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, U.K, and Masters in Financial Management from Liverpool John Moores University, UK.
Stella Din-Jacob – Director of News.
Stella Din-Jacob is a highly accomplished broadcast news journalist and Barrister with over 20 years of senior broadcast news experience. She secured her B.L at the Nigerian Law School and her UK law degree at the University of Kent, England having previously taken her foundation course in law at the University of Warwick.
Currently the News Director at TVC News, Stella previously worked as general manager of News 24, Head of News at Silverbird News (National); Managing Editor at NN 24 and Group Head of Content and Quality Control MINAJ broadcast international.
Babajide Kolade-Otitoju – Group Head, Current & Public Affairs.
Babajide Kolade-Otitoju started his journalism career in 1991 as a sports writer with over 26 years of journalism experience both in the print and broadcast media.
Babajide serves as Group Head, Current & Public Affairs at TVC Communications working across documentary and special programming. He is also a senior political commentator on one of Nigeria’s most noted current affairs and political analysis television programmes which airs daily on the TVC News channel.