Emilia Asim-Ita

...a woman making a difference

Emilia loves to bring ideas to life, read and write, and is passionate about learning, meeting and connecting people.

For the past 16 years, she has worked in all facets of the Integrated Marketing Communication gamut, Youth Development, and Development Communications.

A graduate (MSc. & BSc.) of Mass Communication from the University of Lagos, Emilia has completed various training programmes, taught and consulted on Development Communications, Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental & Social Risk Management, Corporate Reporting, Advocacy & Policy Influencing, Corporate Governance, Grant Writing, and Executive Coaching amongst many others.

Emilia is the Founder/Practice Director of AML, a multi-disciplinary, strategic communications firm which evolved from a PR/Media Business started in December 2010.

Prior to AML, she co-founded ThistlePraxis; one of the foremost indigenous management consulting companies focused on Sustainability and CSR; and The Future Awards/The Future Nigeria Project and was PR/Marketing Director for the convening organisation, RedSTRAT Communications (now RED Media) for six years.

She has also been Strategy & Communications Director, 3AL, Associate Producer and Content Director, The Academy and Amstel Malta Box Office Reality shows. She started her career as Presenter, Book Review Segment, Mind Your Grammar on NTA 2 Channel 5 before working as Presenter, Youth Talk with Emilia on NTA Network Service for five years.

In her spare time, she serves as a mentor for Queens Young Leaders (YLP) Programme by Cambridge University, United Kingdom and both Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) and I.N.V.E.N.T. in Nigeria. Emilia is an Associate Fellow, Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI), a Global Shaper of World Economic Forum and Member, Global Shapers Advisory Council on Impact after serving as Curator of the Lagos Hub.

Emilia’s learning and research interests lie in project management, digital & social innovation, specialised communication, media ecology, and cybernetics.

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