Chief Raymond Dokpesi Jr is the Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc. DAAR Communications Plc is amongst Africa’s leading broadcast services conglomerates with interests in national network television and radio broadcasting, international satellite and local terrestrial broadcast distribution, multichannel direct-to-home broadcast services and news content production and aggregation. DAAR Communications Plc is the first and only publicly traded media company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Chief Dokpesi became the youngest Chairman of a publicly traded company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange at the age of 34 when he was appointed as Chairman in November 2014.
A 2006 Master’s Degree holder in Public Relations and Public Communications from the University of Westminster London, Raymond is also member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations of the United Kingdom. He has multifaceted business experience and is a seasoned media administrator spanning electronic and digital media business administration and incubation. Before his appointment, Raymond entered the world of media shortly after completing his Master’s Degree when he returned to the country and joined DAAR Communications Limited as a News Reporter/Broadcast Journalist between 2006 and 2007. In 2008, he was the pioneer Sports Rights & Content Acquisition Manager with the responsibility of sourcing and acquiring international sporting rights for Africa Independent Television (AIT), RayPower FM and the DTH platform DAARSat. He played a leading role in the acquisition of several sporting rights during the period including the acquisition of the rights for the UEFA Champions League, FIFA 2010 World Cup and the Host Broadcaster rights for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Nigeria 2009.
Raymond has held several other positions, Director – Marketing, Executive Director – Special Projects, and Managing Director – DAAR Educational Service (DES). Raymond is a seasoned broadcast Administrator with vast experience in Marketing, Journalism, Content Rights Acquisition & Monetisation, Content Aggregation, Marketing Strategy Development and Project Management. He has attended innumerable professional development programmes, conferences and training and is very passionate about making positive impacts on mankind.