Kofi Osei-Ntem is an accomplished communications planning professional of 20 years experience. He has led large teams in top-5 media conglomerates, particularly in the Middle East for over a decade.
Currently he is the Managing Partner of Covalcomm LLC, a Dubai-based independent media and marketing firm he created in 2017. Previously he was Regional Strategy Director, in charge both of media strategy and business management, for Mediacom MENA LLC (part of the WPP Group) also in Dubai. In his role he was co-responsible for the agency regional vision, business objectives and roll-out of key services for their regional clients, also seating in the global leadership team for Mars and Bayer, two of Mediacom’s largest global accounts. Before that he worked as General Manager of UM MENA LLC from Abu Dhabi, serving multinationals such as Reckitt Benckiser, Coca Cola, MasterCard, and L’Oreal. At UM also won a Cannes Media Lion for his work for Sky News Arabia on the "Now and From Everywhere" campaign. During his earlier years in the Gulf region he worked as Business Development Director for Carat Middle East LLC (an agency of Dentsu Inc.) leading new business pitches, both regionally across the GCC but also in support of the agency global business initiatives.
In Europe, he was a Media Director with Carat Global Management Ltd. (London, UK) leading the central strategic direction, research studies, consumer analysis, and auditing for the local market teams.
Kofi holds a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from the University of Warwick in the UK.