Following the sudden resignation of the long standing title editor of BusinessDay Newspaper, Mr. Philip Isakpa, The Executive Management of the nation’s premium business and financial newspaper has replaced Isakpa with Anthony Osae-Brown.
Surprising though, Osae- Brown until his new appointment, he was the Head, Writer’s Bureau at United Bank for Africa Plc. Upon joining UBA couple years ago, the versatile financial and business analyst had previously worked with BusinessDay, Mergermarket, and defunct Bank PHB Plc.
According to sources, the graduate of The University of Stirling equally astonished by the BusinessDay Executive Management decision to pick him for such an herculean task.
The exit of Isakpa, untimely though, could have afforded the likes of John Omachonu, Deputy Editor, Charles Ike-Okoh, editor of the Sunday title and few others the opportunity to step into Isakpa’s shoe.
But, the newspaper’s management led by the publisher, Frank Aigbogun, a former editor of the Vanguard newspaper reasoned otherwise. According to sources, Osae-Brown would be unveiled next week Monday because he is using this week to tidy his desk at UBA.
Anthony Osae-Brown is a financial journalist with over a decade experience in journalism and in the financial sector. He had worked with leading media organisations like BusinessDay (Nigeria) Mergermarket (formerly, financial intelligence service of the FT Group) and BBC (Contributing Analyst).
In the financial sector, he worked in the media department of Bank PHB(now Keystone Bank) before joining United Bank for Africa Plc (August 2013) as Head of the Group’s Writers Bureau.
The Writers Bureau writes/edits the bank’s internal and external communication including; press releases, features, product information, web content, internal/external publications, internal/investor communication and speeches.
Before joining UBA, Osae-Brown was the pioneer editor of BusinessDay’s Research and Intelligence Unit (BRIU), where he led a team to conduct in-depth, analytical and well researched reports on different sectors of the Nigerian economy. “I am most comfortable writing news stories/features from both financial and economic data,” he said.
He has is first degree in Finance and a Masters Degree (with Distinction) in Financial Journalism. Osae-Brown stories have won several awards, including; Best Business News Category, Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards (DABRA) 2011 and Citi Journalistic Excellence Awards 2011.