Chief Michael Olumuyiwa (Olu) Falomo, Nigerian, educated in Nigeria and in the UK, has been one of the pioneers of Television and Commercial Radio Broadcasting in Nigeria, starting way back in 1959. In 1963 he moved into Advertising, where he held several positions up to Executive Director at Ogilvy, Benson and Mather. In 1986 he founded Forum Advertising Limited and was its CEO until his recent retirement. Chief Falomo holds several non-Executive positions in many business organizations. He is Chairman of Reckitt Benckiser Nigeria, Principal Consultant of Olu Falomo & Associates and Board Director of several other Companies.
He has been President or Council Member of several advertising professional bodies among which are the Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN), the Nigeria Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) and the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON). He was appointed Chairman of APCON by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in December 1999 and served in that capacity for 4 years. He was also a member of the World Board of Directors of the International Advertising Association (IAA) from 1990 to 1994.
Chief Olu Falomo is a renowned Nigerian socialite and charity fundraiser. He has always been a fond supporter of various charity organizations to help the lives of needy people in Nigeria. He is member of Executive Boards or Councils of organizations such as The Nigeria Society for the Blind, the Nigerian Society for the Welfare of Retired and Elderly Persons (NISWREP), the Bloom Cancer Care and Support Centre. Chief Falomo is also Patron of the Aanu Olu Pre-School Unit for Physically Challenged Children. He has also been a member of the Board of Trustees of Osun State UNDP/Assisted Sustainable Human Development Fund (OSSHDF), of Bode Akindele Foundation, of D.O. Fagunwa Foundation and of St. Paul’s Senior Citizens Foundation for Elderly Persons.