WNT Capitas is a strategic communications and investment risk consultancy. We craft and execute communications and public affairs strategies backed by robust research and risk analysis to assist our clients make the best commercial decisions to safeguard their reputation as well as enhance goodwill.
Abimbola consults on governance and policy reform and communication. He has worked on projects for The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), co-editing the book “Science and Society in the Face of the New Security Threats” (IOS Press, Amsterdam) with Mary Sharpe at the University of Cambridge. He also worked on the NATO project “Governance and International Security” at the University of Bristol. He has consulted for other international and Nigerian agencies on governance reform, trade, and investment promotion. These include the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), and the Federal Ministry of Health. He taught the course: “The Social and Political Environment of Business” at the Lagos Business School in 2008.
From March 2010 to August 2011, he was Chairman of the Communication Committee of the Presidential Task Force for Power Sector Reform (PTFP) in Abuja where he led the development and execution of a strategy to promote Nigeria’s electric power industry reform to labour unions, the media, and local and international investors. He recently completed a book chapter “Corporate Social Responsibility and Latecomer Industrialization in Nigeria” (with Professor Richard Joseph of Northwestern University and Kelly Spence of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs).
Abimbola also advises foreign direct investment professionals on regulatory, commercial, and reputational risks. He has been a Visiting Member of the Editorial Boards of BusinessDay and the Guardian Newspapers, where he contributed opinions on economic policy and governance.
Kunle has 20 years’ compliance risk management experience in the financial services sector. He is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He holds a Master’s degree in Law and also a Master of Business Administration (MBA). He is a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a Certified Risk Manager and Compliance Professional (CRMCP). He is one of five Nigerians to qualify for the International Diploma in Compliance from the University of Manchester. Kunle is a member of ACCOBIN (Association of Chief Compliance Officers of Banks in Nigeria), the Nigeria’s leading association for compliance professionals. He has worked for banks including Ecobank Nigeria Limited, Standard Chartered and First Bank in legal, regulatory and compliance roles. Kunle also worked at Ecobank Transnational in Lomé, Togo from 2014 to 2016 as a senior officer in the team responsible for regulatory and anti-money laundering compliance in international transactions. He has written several articles and papers on AML/CFT and on topical issues in regulatory compliance. Kunle investigates compliance issues and helps designs risk mitigation frameworks for institutions and for specific transactions. He also trains bank departments and boards on new developments in national and international compliance.
Usman has a decade of work experience spanning business advisory, governance consulting, and policy analysis. He started his post-graduate practice with Nextzon Business Services, a management consulting firm where he was between 2011 and 2014. The highlight of his stay at the company was being a member of the team that drafted the economic blueprint for a South Eastern state in Nigeria, and subsequently becoming a member of the state’s economic team. While at the company, he was also involved in the conceptualization and fundraising for an agency banking outfit in Nigeria, market research for the creation of an industrial park in a South Western state in Nigeria, and power usage research for General Electric, among others.
He joined WNT Capitas in 2014 where his varied experience in research and strategy development is being deployed to fit into client needs. This has seen him work on different projects including being a member of the team that drafted the visibility and communication strategy for the European Union Delegation in Nigeria. He has also been involved in advising foreign direct investment professionals on regulatory, commercial, and reputational risks in Nigeria and other African countries.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics at Lead City University and a masters’ degree in public policy with a focus on International Political Economy at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt.
Ken has 24 years of experience as an Art Director. He joined one of the biggest advertising firms in Nigeria- Ogilvy Benson & Mather in 1994 after obtaining a B.A in Fine and Applied Art from the Sofia Academy of Arts, Bulgaria. He joined STB McCANN Lagos in 1997 where his work on the Coca-Cola account was adopted for campaigns in West and East Africa. Ken has worked on a variety of high-profile international and Nigerian accounts such as British Airways, Rothmans, Gillette, UNICEF, ECOWAS, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, Ministry of Health, Smithkline Beecham, APMT Apapa Terminals, Nigeria Export Promotion Council, etc. Ken is also experienced in print production.
Head, Media Relations
Samuel started his strategic communications career as a management trainee at The Quadrant Company, a public relations company, 20 years ago where he worked on accounts such as Econet, Samsung, Indomie, First Bank (UK), Insurance Brokers of Nigeria, etc. He joined Virgin Nigeria Airways in 2006 and managed Sir Richard Branson’s visit to Nigeria in that year. While at Virgin, he also managed communications campaigns for the brand in Dubai, South Africa, United Kingdom, and Brazil. Prior to joining WNT Capitas, Sam worked as Public Affairs Advisor at Forte Oil Plc. He was also Head, Corporate Communications at Dana Air where he led the crisis communication and brand rebuilding plans after the 2013 accident. A graduate of Geography of the University of Port Harcourt, Sam is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations. He is completing an MBA at Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomosho.