Benedict Oghenede: PR & Marketing Manager, Trove Finance
Giving enough time to your team members, team collaboration at tech startups, and putting in the effort to upskill yourself
About our Guest
This episode’s conversation is with Benedict Oghenede from Lagos, Nigeria. Benedict is a creator and connector. His super powers are critical thinking, problem solving, empathy and data. He is a graduate of political science from Tai Solarin University, holds a post graduate certification in media and communications from RED Institute. He is currently a postgraduate student of Product Marketing with Altschool.
Benedict is currently the Public Relations and Marketing Manager at Trove Finance, a digital micro investing company that enables Africans to invest as little as $1 in local and foreign stock markets. Before joining Trove Finance, he spent the 5 years managing B2B and B2C relationships with top multinationals, CEOs, emerging indigenous startups and of recent Cloudnine and Red Media Africa. His passion is to use the art of storytelling and technology to drive business growth across Africa.
Everyday Leadership in Action
Here are a few highlights from the conversation with Benedict:
Give enough time to your team members: Benedict shared that one thing is has been working on as a manager is spending more time with team members and providing more space to hear their thoughts on specific assignments. This results in better upfront alignment for important projects.
Cross-department collaboration looks very different at tech companies: Benedict has worked at a range of companies and organizations in roles across Growth, Marketing, Business Development and Public Relations. In his work at fast-moving tech companies, he has particularly developed patience and empathy when working with software engineers who must deal with complicated requests and competing priorities.
Globally remote work opportunities are available to those who put in the effort to upskill themselves: Benedict often spends his free time pursuing professional development activities. He says that he never wants to stop learning, and has seen friends leverage such skill building to secure remote roles with global companies.
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