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Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade

Google West Africa
Communications and PR Manager
Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade leads Google’s Communications and Public Affairs efforts in West Africa.

Since joining Google, he has committed himself to helping the media across Africa understand how to incorporate new media and online strategies into their trades. He has implemented a number of programs to train journalists how to make the most of the internet and Google’s tools.
Taiwo is passionate about entrepreneurship, social media and the opportunities to have a positive impact in Africa through innovation and technology. His extensive experience as an integrated communications and PR consultant spans industries such as Electronics and Home appliances, Telecommunications, Banking and Pension management, FMCG etc…

He has been a regular speaker at conferences, including major journalistic events in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and the United Kingdom, currently serves on the training faculty in some media institutions in the region, and has been a judge on a number of digital web / media awards programs.

A trained Biochemist who found his love in communication, he derives joy from helping African media practitioners understand how to use the Internet to solve problems.

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