CEO, Noah's Ark

Lanre Adisa started his career as a Trainee Copywriter at MC&A: Saatchi & Saatchi in 1990.

He left as a Copy Group Head in 1994 and later joined Rosabel (Leo Burnett) Advertising as a Copy Manager in 1995 and moved to Franchise Communications as a Senior Copy Manager in 1996.

Joined Insight-Grey as a Senior Copywriter in 1997 and was later made a Joint Deputy Creative Director in charge of the Creative Department in 1999.

Left Insight-Grey as an Associate Creative Director in 2003 when he joined TBWA\Concept as a Creative Director
Appointed to the Board of TBWA\Concept as an Executive Creative Director in 2005.

Under him, TBWA\Concept was adjudged the most creative agency in the country dominating the local award scene
Left TBWA\Concept to start Noah’s Ark in 2008.

Within its first five years of existence, Noah’s Ark has scored a few first for Nigeria.

In 2012, Noah’s Ark became the first agency in West Africa to have its work published in Lurzer’s Archive.

Noah’s Ark also became the first Nigerian agency to be recognized at Cannes Festival winning two national diplomas in craft for two of its entries.

Noah’s Ark ended the year 2013 as the second most awarded agency at the local LAIF Awards.

Lanre has vast experience working on brands like Indomie Noodles, Malta Guinness, Samsung, Peak Milk, First Bank, FUMB (now Fidelity Bank), MTN, Econet, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Nigeria, UAC, Airtel among many others.

He’s the first Nigerian Creative Director to attend Cannes Advertising Festival as a delegate in 2004.

He served as a member of the Management Board of the Lagos Advertising & Ideas Festival (LAIF) from 2006 to 2012. He currently serves as an Adviser to the LAIF Board.

He’s the President of the newly formed Creative Directors Circle (CDC).

Noah’s Ark is now evolving into a group of marketing communications service providers with the launch of Integrated Indigo and Underdog Productions in 2013. While the former provides PR, Events Management and Experiential Marketing services, the latter is focused on Audio-Visual Productions and Content Creation.

Beyond advertising, Lanre and his wife ventured into the Quick Service Restaurant sector in 2014 with the launch of Roots Foods Limited. The flagship restaurant of the company, Labule, opened its doors to the public on May 29, 2014.