Inimfon Etuk – BA (English) Ed – University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Inimfon has a unique range of experience in public relations/public communication, journalism, generational diplomacy, youth leadership, development activism, government and the private sector, enabling her to design effective stakeholder engagement and management strategies across board.
She cut her media teeth at NTA 12, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State where she featured as Anchor for the interview segment on “Weekend Train” – a weekend breakfast show. While in the University, her extra-curricular activities included a role as Campus Journalist, writing for a campus journal – SEARCHLIGHT Magazine. She was later to rejoin the NTA family during her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) year, serving at NTA 5, Awka, Anambra State. Following her service year, she was absorbed by the local NTA Station and stayed on with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) – Africa’s largest TV Network. Her versatility saw her serving in various capacities from Presenter, Reporter, Newscaster, News Editor to Producer, including a beat as Government House Correspondent, Anambra State.
In the development sector, she has over a 10-year period managed organizational projects of select non-profit groups initiated in partnership with such international organisations as the UNDP, British Council, DFID and USAID to implement target development goals. Her passion for constructive cross-generational engagement earned her a coveted youth leadership award in 2003 from the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) for “Synergy of Thought and Action”.
- LGA Meritorious Award for outstanding performance as President – CORPSCOPE (NYSC TV Programme) – Awka 2005
- Senior Staff Writer’s Award as Outstanding Campus Journalist (Searchlight Publications – UNIUYO) – Uyo 2000/01
- Best Graduating Student, Literature in English, I.C.S.S, Itak – 1994
- Meritorious Leadership Award as President, Agenda 21 – 1994
- 1st Prize All Nigerian Conference of Principals (ANCOPPS) Essay Competition (Zonal) – 1994
- 2nd Prize ANCOPPS Essay Competition (State) – 1994
Inimfon met/discussed with HRH Prince Charles of Wales on youth development issues (Nov 2006) through the British Council Connecting Futures Programme in partnership with Youngstars Foundation. She is the author of Communication – a youth development handbook published by the British Council/DFID (2006).
A gifted communicator and facilitator, Inimfon has consistently demonstrated proven sensitivity to the needs of both public and private sector stakeholders. She started gaining private sector experience working (part-time and during the holidays) throughout her undergraduate years as an Administrative/Executive Assistant at Intellect Associates – an Architectural Firm. She has served as Client Liaison Executive for Eagleflair Consulting (1year) ; Head of PR & Strategic Communications (2years) and later Business Development Manager (2 years) respectively for MessageWise Ltd. Across these platforms, she was directly responsible for leading project implementation teams spanning industries like Government, Health, Tourism, Entertainment, Media, Finance, Oil and Gas, to name a few. Her impressive testimonial in the design and management of high-level Stakeholder Engagement programmes for notable Public and Corporate Clients both within and outside Nigeria makes her an invaluable resource addition to any project implementation team.
Inimfon is an analytical, logical and innovative person with strong intent to enhance business performance and human development. She is a proactive individual who is able to develop and motivate others to achieve targets. She has conducted various training/coaching/mentoring programmes on Efficient Customer Service and Business Etiquette, Communication & PR, Youth Leadership/Development, Peace Advocacy & Conflict Management, amongst others. A good team player with excellent interpersonal skills, she possesses an unparalleled sense of organization and a logical approach to challenges. She is experienced in working to tight deadlines with a strong focus on prioritizing workloads.
Her ever-growing zeal for providing unorthodox solutions to clients, adding uncommon value and achieving excellence in the business of Quality Service Delivery led her to incorporate a PR & Strategy Consulting Firm called PREMIUM LOGIC which she now heads as Founding CEO/Lead Strategist. Passionate and constantly on the hunt for credible and challenging platforms, she is always delighted to assist in nurturing ideas to life.
Inimfon’s portfolio thus includes technical expertise and experience with understanding how governments, business owners, employers/employees think and work.
Her “me time” includes reading, watching TV, and more reading. She loves socializing, meeting people, travelling, volunteering, music, organizing, smiling, and….being there when it counts most.
Inimfon is trained and certified by the Protocol School of Washington as a Corporate Etiquette & International Protocol Consultant.