Mr gbenga X-adebija is the Managing Director & Chief Executive of Ashton & Layton, a business communication company with a growing list of clients within and outside Nigeria.
He is an alumnus of the University of Ilorin, University of London and the Lagos Business School. During his career at Cadbury, he led many strategic initiatives in Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Resources, Marketing, Corporate Communication, Supply Chain, Negotiation & Procurement, Administration and New Business Development for the Europe, Middle East and Africa operations of Cadbury Schweppes.
In 2003, he won the company’s Award for Excellence, the highest and most prestigious Award in Cadbury for consistently excellent performance.
Mr X-adebija has had extensive business education in the UK, USA, France, Holland, Denmark, Poland, Kenya, South Africa, Egypt, Ghana and Nigeria.
He also has public sector experience having served as Special Adviser to a Federal Minister, where he provided support in the area of Strategic Planning and Organizational Communication.
He is widely acknowledged for leadership and intellectual capabilities across a wide-spectrum of stakeholder publics in the business community in Nigeria.
Extremely cosmopolitan, with world-class perspectives and outlook, X-adebija has a towering profile across both print and electronic media as the author of a best-selling book of short stories, MAGNIFICAT, a television personality in Nigeria(he was recently a panel judge on THE INTERN, a business reality show sponsored by Bank PHB in Nigeria), motivational speaker, Corporate Strategist, Contributor/Columnist for several major Nigerian newspapers such as ThisDay , The Sun, TW magazine & Daily Independent, resource person at local and international business strategy workshops and seminars around the world.
X-adebija holds membership of broad-ranging social and professional associations including Public Relations Society of America, International Association of Business Communicators, Ikoyi Club, 1938, NiteShift and many others.
He is married to Yetunde, Managing Director of Simply Posh Ltd, a leading promotional gifts company and they are blessed with three children.