“Grace Foundation is working with schools and their communities to give students from impoverished backgrounds access to a wide range of resources. This is vital to creating a level playing field with equal opportunities for all.”

Mr. Emokpae is the Executive Chairman of Lowe Lintas. In this role, he oversees the operations of Nigeria’s oldest advertising agency. Established in 1928, Lowe Lintas is a marketing communications agency focused on brand strategy, communications planning and through-the- line advertising. It is the Nigerian affiliate of the global agency network Mullen Lowe, with over 100 offices in more than 70 countries worldwide.

He studied Economics at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife and graduated with a B.Sc (Hons) degree. He also has a Post-Graduate Diplome de la Langue et Civilization Francaise (French Language Diploma) from the Université De La Sorbonne, Paris, France.  Mr. Emokpae’s early career spanned a uniquely diverse range of fields, resulting in an eclectic skill-set prior to joining Lowe Lintas in 1992 as Associate Director, Strategic Planning and subsequently Associate Director, Creative, where he worked on several market leading household name brands such as STAR, MALTINA, 5ALIVE, Close-UP and OMO in the fast-moving consumer goods categories.

In addition to previously serving as the Vice-President of the Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN), Mr. Emokpae has chaired major Committees of the association; including serving as current chair of the Government Relations Committee.  He previously served for many years as a member of the Governing Council of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON, a Federal Government organ empowered by law to regulate the practice of advertising), of which he is also a Fellow Registered Practitioner of Advertising.