Kemi Ogunleye is an accomplished communications expert with a 20-year track-record of excellence spanning media, brand development and corporate communications. A graduate of Communications & Advertising from the
University of Houston (1999), she was formerly Managing Editor of TW Magazine, Nigeria’s premier lifestyle
magazine for women.
Kemi received her bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Houston, Texas, USA and began her career at Hill, Holliday Advertising, an advertising agency based out of Boston, MA. During her three years at Hill, Holliday, she worked in two key functions of the agency – client services and creative. This gave her the opportunity to develop and hone her skills as a strategic thinker and an effective communicator.
She returned to Nigeria in 2005 and took up a position as an Editorial Assistant with True Love Magazine, a South
African publication which was expanding into the west African market. Within three years, she had risen to the post
of Assistant Editor. In 2008, she left True Love and became the founding Editor of Elan, the fashion and style
supplement for 234Next Sunday newspaper, quickly distinguishing herself as one of the most proficient lifestyle
editors of her generation. Thereafter, she joined Today’s Woman Magazine in 2010, successfully transforming the
title into the preferred lifestyle publication in its class. She subsequently transitioned to corporate communications, leading the brand development efforts at innovative start-up companies like PanaTV and SOLO Phone. Thereafter, she moved to the United Kingdom where she led the communications team at AVCA, the pan-African body that promotes and enables private investment across Africa. She currently works as Head of Strategic Communications at Union Bank, one of Nigeria’s leading financial institutions.
Kemi is deeply passionate about helping women actualize their highest potential in every area of their lives, and sees authentic, intentional, mindful conversations – amplified through the media – as an indispensable tool for achieving this goal.