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Isime Esene appointed Chairman Policy Think-Tank of boys to MEN Foundation

Isime Esene has been appointed Chairman Policy Think-Tank of boys to MEN Foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to developing boys and men into responsible, ethical gentlemen with integrity through a range of programs, initiatives, and activities.

The Think-Tank is set up to periodically review the Foundation’s programmes and activities, leading the consideration on new lines of thought to birth initiatives that will keep the Foundation relevant to citizens. Founded by finance and business advisor/analyst and WimBiz Board of Trustees member, Ifeoma Idigbe, the organization aims at increasing knowledge, and developing skills and character with the intent to address the social consequences of value systems decline in male youth.

A thoroughbred professional with special interest in harnessing the power of media for holistic development, Mr. Esene is experienced in leadership and team management garnered from years working as managing editor of leading online news and pop-culture platform, Y!/; quality control lead of Red Media Africa, and member of the management board of the media group, RED.

Speaking on the appointment, Mr. Esene expressed gratitude to the Foundation while stating his dedication and commitment to achieving its ultimate goal of developing boys and young men into global leaders of integrity in all spheres of life and endeavour. boys to MEN Foundation Board of Trustees is made up of the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Aishah Ahmad; Chief Executive Officer of AXA Mansard Pensions Limited, Oladapo Akisanya; Head of Corporate Services and Development at MainOne Cable Company, Lynda Madu and other notable personalities.


About Isime Esene
Isime Esene is the director, Quality Control, RED, and a member of the company’s management board. As a member of the editorial board of Y!/, Esene has had the opportunity to work with high impact global brands including Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Nigerian Breweries, Guinness, Etisalat, Airtel, Samsung, HP, BlackBerry and many others.

In 2013, he joined other influential Nigerians as a member of the high profile brain trust of The Future Africa Awards & Summit (TFAAS), an influential youth platform which celebrates excelling young people on the continent. He was later appointed a member of the expanded Advisory Council of the TFAAS in recognition of his “extensive experience, credibility and proficiency in structuring the process for impact and sustainability.” Isime Esene, who serves as an mentor, holds a degree in Computer Science from the Lagos State University and also has a Diploma in Electrical/Electronics Engineering from
The Polytechnic, Calabar.

About Red Media Africa
Red Media Africa ( is the PR & Empowerment Marketing division
under the parent brand, RED. It focuses on using inspiration, empowerment and action to
help brands and organisations connect with their audiences, enhance their bottom-lines, and
lead in their industries. It has 6 major practice areas: Corporate Practice, Technology
Practice, SME Practice, Governance Practice, Faith Practice and the International Practice –
with work for brands across Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. It has been recognised
with multiple local and international awards including the Gold SABRE Awards for PR
Campaigns and the Young Lions PR competition for the next generation of creatives.

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