Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade

Communications and Public Relations Manager, Google West Africa


Taiwo is one of Nigeria’s top advocates for digital / web technologies in journalism and head of Communications & Public Relations for Google in West Africa. In addition to managing Google’s communications strategies and efforts in the region, Taiwo also focuses on helping the media understand how to incorporate new media and online strategies into their trades.

Taiwo’s communications consulting experience spans major sectors as Telecommunications, Electronics and Home appliances, Banking and Pension management, and FMCG through a 15-year period. Prior to joining Google, Taiwo was Accounts Director at Insight Grey, managing the communications function of some of the most active and notable brands in Nigeria and the West African region.

He has been a regular speaker at conferences, including major journalistic events in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and the United Kingdom. He currently serves on the training faculty in some media institutions in the region, and has been a judge on a number of digital web / media awards programs.

A trained Biochemist who found his love in communications, he derives joy from helping people understand how to use web tools and social media to solve problems. His other passions are music and photography.