I am MD & CEO @ 1stveritas.com
First Veritas is a vehicle to positively affect the Nigerian educational system with my diverse experience as a Publisher, Media Practitioner and IT entrepreneur. We engage in traditional publishing and are pioneering the use of digital media in learning.
CEO @ First Veritas
from 2011 to present day
Educational solutions and resources
from 2004 to 2012
President of nigerian publisher's association.
Managing Director @ Evans Brothers Publishers
from 2000 to 2012
Overall management of the Evans Group in Nigeria, with its associated companies and imprints including Nelson Publishers Nigeria Ltd, HomeUse Educational, Goodbooks Africa.
General Manager @ Evans Publishers
from 1999 to 2000
Business Strategy and Development
Director @ Bookcraft Ltd
from october 1989 to 1999
Operations Manager @ Spectrum Books Ltd
from 1984 to 1989
from 2011 to 2011
Certificate of Participation, Yale Book Publishing Course
New York University
from 1986 to 1986
Diploma, Book and Magazine Publishing
University of Ibadan
from 1983 to 1984
MA, Language Arts
Obafemi Awolowo University
from 1977 to 1981
B.A, Dramatic Arts & Literature (Combined Honours)
I have known Gbenro for more than 25 years and he and I have worked in the same group of companies for approaching half that time. Gbenro is a talented publisher and a good manager. Under his stewardship the profile of Evans Brothers Publishers has been raised significantly. The company's publishing has improved immeasurably and the company's turnover has increased as the stature of its list has grown.Brian Jones | Independent Learning and Teaching Materials Consultant
Gbenro is a visionary who has taken his organization to new and unbelievable heights through his insight, imagination and boldness.Dolapo Taiwo | Managing Partner @ Unotech Media Ltd.
He constantly thinks outside the box and is always exploring ways of applying new and emerging technologies in the publishing field. I see the opportunities I have had to consult on some of his tech ideas as a big privilege.
Gbenro has never been a loser always a winner. Articulate ,eye for detail and mover and shaker in the publishing industry. He will give the Nigerian publishing a new direction. and change the landscape of the rather dated Nigerian book market. he will look beyonf Nigeria . Joop Berkhout.Joop Berkhout | Chairman CEO @ Safari books ltd