Leading information technology systems administrators and integrators, Signal Alliance has issued a statement announcing the expansion of its management board with the inclusion of a seasoned journalist and administrator, Mr. Emmanuel Agu and Mr. Lanre Onasanya as new members.
The announcement, which was issued from the Lagos head office of the group which includes Signal Alliance Limited and Dynamic Tribe limited. Describing the move as a “strategic move to consolidate the overall value and impact of the firm in the Nigerian and regional market”, the managing director of the firm, Collins Onuegbu explained that the individual experiences and corporate management insights of both candidates, gave them the qualification to be a part of an ambitious company like Signal Alliance.
One of the new board members, Emmanuel Ifeanyichukwu Agu is best known for his two decades-long career at the Champion Newspapers Limited where he rose from pioneer editor of the Daily Champion in 1988 to Group managing Director in 2008 when he voluntarily disengaged from the company. He is currently the CEO of 3G Media Network Limited and publisher/editor-in-chief of Zest INTERNATIONAL magazine and Zest DAILY newspaper.
Prior to joining Champion Newspapers, Mr. Agu had climbed the professional ladder at the Imo State Government-owned Statesman group from staff writer on joining in May 1985 to Editor of the daily, The Statesman in 1988. A widely traveled journalist, Mr. Agu has remained faithful to his professional calling except for a brief period in 1993 when he served as chief press secretary to Chief Ernest Shonekan, Head of the Interim National Government, ING in Nigeria.
Mr. Agu is an alumnus of the University of Ibadan from where he obtained a B.Sc. Honours degree in political science in 1981. He also holds the M. Sc. in International Relations and Strategic Studies (1984) of the University of Jos. Mr. Agu has attended several courses in Nigeria and abroad under the auspices of the International Press Institute (IPI) and the Commonwealth Press Union (CPU) which took him to Spain, Switzerland, Russia, and Australia. Between 2001 and 2006, he was General Secretary of the Newspaper Proprietor’s Association of Nigeria (NPAN). He is Fellow of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (FNUJ) and the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE).
On his part, Lanre Onasanya, a business development practitioner with a strong focus on technology driven solutions, will be bringing his wealth of experience to bear. Mr. Onasanya has a Masters in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing. He has completed several trainings in the areas of management, sales, marketing and intellectual property.
He is currently the Lead Consultant for Africa and the Middle East for McGhee Productivity Solutions USA, where he oversees the business in the regions, with a presence in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. McGhee Productivity Solutions provides leading companies and not-for-profit organizations, the innovative action-management strategies and products they need to improve executive and employee performance.
Lanre Onasanya is also the CEO of Integral Assets Limited, a company with presence in Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria. Integral Assets aims to leverage human resource capacity and technology across the African continent for growth. He started his career in the financial services industry and subsequently led sales teams in logistics/courier companies before his foray into the Information Technology sector as a Business Development Manager in Resourcery Plc, Nigeria. He was a key part of the pioneer team that set up Microsoft Nigeria before his transfer to the Regional Headquarters of Microsoft in South Africa.
Mr. Agada is the Managing Partner/CEO, Private Media Mart Limited -Lagos, Nigeria