Cherry Eromosele, a renowned and accomplished leader in marketing and communications, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree – Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (Honoris Causa) by Prowess University, Delaware, USA. This prestigious recognition is a testament to her exceptional transformational leadership, immense contributions to humanitarian efforts, and remarkable dedication to national development.
Eromosele currently holds the position of Executive Vice President, Marketing and Communications for Africa at Interswitch Group, where she plays a pivotal role in the company’s senior leadership team. Her creative vision, deep understanding of company values and exceptional business leadership skills have been instrumental in driving brand differentiation, market leadership, and maximizing returns on marketing investments.
With a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences Education from the University of Benin, Eromosele has consistently pursued professional growth and development. She has participated in executive, functional, leadership, and management programmes offered by prestigious institutions such as Cranfield School of Management, Columbia Business School, Wharton Business School, Kellogg Business School (Northwestern University), and the Oxford Fintech Program at Said Business School.
Throughout her illustrious career spanning over 25 years, Eromosele has amassed versatile and multi-industry functional and leadership experience. She has excelled in product and marketing innovation across various sectors, including FMCG (alcoholic beverages), telecommunications, fast-moving consumer healthcare, and most recently, fintech/e-payments across key African markets. Her ability to consistently deliver exceptional results when venturing into new territories has set her apart as a dynamic and performance-driven professional.
Eromosele’s significant contributions to the marketing landscape in Nigeria have garnered widespread recognition. In 2015, she was honoured as the Marketing Personality of the Year in Nigeria by Marketing Edge. Additionally, she was named one of the top 50 Marketing Professionals in West Africa at the 7th edition of the annual Marketing World Awards held in Accra, Ghana in 2019. In 2020, she received the Most Outstanding Marketing Professional of the Year award in the Financial Technology category at the Women in Marketing & Communications Conference/Awards (WIMCA). Furthermore, she has been consecutively named among the Global Top 100 Marketing Leaders in Technology by Hot Topics in 2021 and 2022.
Alongside her recent doctoral conferment, Eromosele has been certified as a Fellow of the Ecolerite Institute for Peacebuilding (FEIP). This prestigious certification acknowledges her deep commitment to fostering peace, justice, and sustainable development within communities. As a Fellow of the Ecolerite Institute for Peacebuilding, she joins a distinguished group of global leaders dedicated to promoting peace and fostering understanding among diverse populations.
Speaking on the recognition, Eromosele said, “I am deeply humbled and honoured to receive this prestigious recognition from Prowess University and to be certified as a Fellow of the Ecolerite Institute for Peacebuilding. It is a testament to the power of transformational leadership and the impact that can be made through dedicated efforts in business and community development. I am also deeply grateful for the support and guidance I have received throughout my career.”
With these exceptional recognitions, Eromosele is further inspired to continue her pursuit of excellence, driving positive change, and creating transformative impact in both her professional endeavours and philanthropic initiatives.