Founder and CEO of Utopia media group Akintunde Marinho is an excellent business strategist with demonstrable experience in integrated marketing,digital and business strategy,business development,online advertising,market research and top-level management. A high energy,goal driven business man with an intrinsic flair for innovation,creativity and problem solving.
A seasoned entrepreneur with over 11years’ worth of experience in industries including but not confined to finance,marketing and technology working with multiple global firms such as Reckitt Benckiser, Anheuser-Busch InBev South African Tourism (WestAfrica) and Craft Heinz. Having earned a diploma in Banking and Finance and a bachelor’s degree in Geography and Regional Planning at the prestigious University of Lagos Akintunde’s goal was to complement his entrepreneurial spirit with business.
With over 12years in corporate business,Akintunde Marinho began his take over even before completing his university degree becoming a co-founder of the hugely successful Syndik8 Group and organizing some of the best music-led parties in Lagos. Today,his business savvy nature has been put to good use with smart global investments in countries such as Dubai, South Africa, Ghana and England making him a plausible authority in his field .
Akintunde prides himself in ‘getting things done and driving results—through collaboration, partnerships, and relationships. His work experience has spanned over various sectors of the economy including finance,international trade,advertising in top organizations such as–Asset and Resource Managers(ARM) Investment Managers, On Point Consultancy UK( as Head of International Trade) and JWT Advertising/LT&C Group (as Group Head;Digital Marketing strategy, Property and Investment).
In 2017,Arcadia Mobile TV received an award for being the Global, most innovative quality mobile web TV brand by the Global Quality Excellence Awards committee. Arcadia’s achievements are commendable, with 400 hours from Mobile TV and over 55hours of original icon tent that is being produced for Arcadia Premium Television on Cable TV. In 2018,Arcadia Mobile TV was listed amongst Business Day’s Top 100 Fastest growing SMEs in Nigeria.
Akintunde is passionate about the development of fellow millennial and can be found inspiring his peers through talks,seminars,and empowerment programmes. His aim to empower the youth also found him pioneering Spark Magazine,the digit alarm of Business Day News- paper where he leads as Chief Operations Officer .As an agent of change, Akintunde is disrupting the rapidly changing Television industry through Arcadia Premium television. Akintunde has proven to be an individual who is able to build relationships, trust, and rapport with almost any one.He also has the ability to broker these relationships,create partnerships and alliances,and motivate forward momentum to ensure things get done.