Andrew Hanlon – Chief Executive Officer TVC Communications
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 news, programming and senior management.
He took over the role of Chief Executive Officer and MD of TVC Communications in Lagos, Nigeria 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, despite ongoing recession, in one of the largest markets in Sub-Saharan African.
TVC Communications operates market-leading terrestrial and digital TV and radio channels in Nigeria from it’s 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.
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 news reporter and anchor 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.
Yemi Adefarakan - Chief Financial Officer
Yemi Adefarakan currently serves as the Group Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Director at TVC Communications. He is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of strong global investment banking, asset, investment risk and financial management experience. Yemi equally possesses demonstrable political sagacity, which he continues to enhance through his active engagement on various boards.
Prior to joining TVC Communications, Yemi served as the Special Adviser on Economic Affairs to the Right Honourable Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Nigeria, during which he provided advisory perspectives on the macroeconomic landscape, national budget and policy direction.
Before his time at the National Assembly, Yemi forged his career on the trading floors of some of London’s financial powerhouses, to wit; State Street Global Markets, DRW Investments, JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank and HSBC Global Asset Management, where he traded both vanilla and complex instruments and risk-managed multi-billion-dollar multiasset portfolios.
Yemi graduated with a BSc (Hons) from the prestigious City University, London, in Economics & Accountancy and holds a Master’s degree in International Securities, Investment & Banking from the acclaimed ICMA Centre, University of Reading, U.K. He is also an alumnus of the Emerging CFO: Strategic Financial Leadership Programme at Stanford Graduate School of Business
Victoria Ajayi – Financial Controller TVC Communications
Victoria Ajayi is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and she brings over a decade of financial management experience garnered from an assortment of roles held in; treasury, management & financial accounting, project finance and financial planning & investment, within a local and international corporate finance setting.
She has the responsibility for all aspects of strategic and operational finance for the company and works closely with the CFO & CEO as well as the rest of management team to ensure the finance strategy delivers growth and supports the broader corporate objectives.
Ronan Redmond – Commercial Director TVC Communications
Ronan Redmond is an International Media Executive, Commercial Leader, and Change Agent with a distinguished career in Africa and Europe. In his career, he has worked for some of the leading Global “Media and Advertising” Groups.
As the Commercial Director at TVC Communications, he is responsible for all revenue generating channels. Ronan is creative and has a distinctive way of reaching his target.
Stella Din-Jacob – Director TVC 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 Din has achieved notable high points in her career such as; GM News 24; Head of News – Silverbird News (National); Managing Editor NN 24, Group Head of Content and Quality Control MINAJ broadcast international
Olakunle Folarin- Head of Programmes
Folarin is a Producer and Media Practitioner with over a decade of multilevel and platform Television production experience under his belt.
A lawyer by profession, his experience cuts across various genres of television, while strategic content creation and execution, as well as budgeting and planning of large productions, are amongst his forte.
He has worked with both start-ups and established media houses with a lot of celebrated programs forming part of his achievements.
His responsibilities include working with the CEO to deliver on the strategic and operational aspects of programming for the entertainment channel.
KIkelomo Ngwube – HR & Admin Director TVC Communications
Kikelomo Ngwube is a result-driven HR professional, with 15+ years of value-adding 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. I have generalist experience with specialization in areas of HR Strategy, Policy Formulation/Development, Recruitment & Selection and Compensation & Benefit/Reward.
Lemi Olalemi – Chief Operating Officer TVC Communications
Lemi Olalemi began his career in broadcasting at Radio Lagos and Lagos Television (LTV) as a producer. He later became the pioneer 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. At 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. He is presently the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at TVC Communications.
Engr. Kola Ogunsolu- Technical Director TVC Communications
Kola Ogunsolu is an entrepreneurial-spirited, pioneering broadcast technologist with over 30 years broadcast engineering experience garnered from building, maintaining and implementing broadcast technologies across West Africa.
Kola possesses a rich blend of technology vision and business acumen having worked in both public and private sectors.
He demonstrates superior leadership qualities and first-class interpersonal skills having managed and trained small and large teams.
His broad expertise spans; playout servers, management of OB Vans, content aggregation, RF equipment, middleware / EPG solutions, storage servers, network architecture, internet service management, hardware and software configurations, production control room management, electronic news gathering, radio studio operations, camera usage, editing suites, digital satellite news gathering and general broadcast/ technical training.
Kola is currently the Technical Director at TVC Communications and he is responsible for providing technical direction on the business decisions and in the execution of specific projects.
Babajide Kolade-Otitoju – Group Head, Current & Public Affairs TVC News
Babajide Kolade-Otitoju started his journalism career in 1991 as a sports writer and has over 26 years of journalism experience both in the print and broadcast media having worked with both big and small media outfits.
Babajide is currently the Group Head, Current & Public Affairs of News (TVC News) at TVC Communications where his mandate is to improve news coverage and ensure the day to day activities of his staff goes smoothly. Under his leadership, TVC News @10pm bulletin has been rated one of the best in Nigeria.
Festus Adewumi – Chief Internal Auditor TVC Communications
Festus Ademola Adewumi a B. sc., ACA, CFA, CFIP, IIA holder with over 15years 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. He is a passionate reader and loves teaching as well.