The management of Kingston Organic Plc, a London based Agribusiness firm, has appointed PR expert and development specialist Sunusi Bature as Vice President for its Operations in Nigeria.
This was contained in a statement issued in California, the United States by the founder and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, Maurice Frosch.
Mr Frosch said the appointment of Mr Bature to Head the West African Coordination Office as Vice President is effective from Tuesday March 1, 2022.
He said Mr Bature would be based in Nigeria to handle the operations of the company with responsibilities across West African sub-region and will be working as a liaison for a tripartite partnership agreement between a famous Nigerian commodity trading company Silvex International Limited, RegenFarm UK and Kingston Organic Plc.
Mr Bature is a seasoned PR guru, stakeholder and engagement expert who specialised in project management, development communication, business development, strategic marketing and corporate services, with close to two decades working experience in both international development, private sector and the media in Nigeria.
In the last 18 years, he managed different projects and programmes around agribusiness, governance, basic and girl child education, maternal and child health, women empowerment, livelihoods, public policy, fund raising, media management, branding and image management, politics, civil society, government relations, community engagement, logistics and procurement, new business start-ups, public private partnership, security and safety, risk management and public relations.
A winner of the Cambridge Education Award on Investigative Journalism in 2008, Mr Bature has worked at different capacities in various national, International and Bilateral organizations such as the British Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office, FCDO, the United State Agency for Internal Development, USAID, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Save the Children International, Discovery Learning Alliance and the Rockefeller Foundation YieldWise Initiative for Food Security in Africa.
He held several positions, which include General Manager Corporate Services at Dantata Foods and Allied Products Limited, DFAP, Director Stakeholder Engagement at YieldWise Project, Country Programme Manager at Girl Rising (ENGAGE) Project funded the US Government, State Project Coordinator for MNCH Campaign Project of the BMGF, Deputy Director Operations at Discovery Learning Alliance, State Programme Officer, Policy Advocacy and Media Development, Communication and Knowledge Management Specialist, among other positions.
Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree (B.A. Hons.) in Mass Communication from University of Maiduguri, Mr Bature holds a National Diploma in Mass communication from Kaduna Polytechnic, Higher National Diploma (HND) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Education and Promotion.
He also bagged MSc. in Social Work with specialisation in Community Development from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, (LAUTECH) Ogbomosho, Oyo State and another master’s degree in Public Relations (MPR) from the prestigious Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria. He participated in a postgraduate programme on Project Management at Robert Kennedy College, Zurich, Switzerland.