The veteran journalist and media personality, Olawale Olaleye, has been elevated to the position of Deputy Editor of ThisDay Newspaper.
Olaleye was, before his promotion, the deputy editor of the Sunday Newspaper.
His promotion was made known by ThisDay Group when it announced new executive and senior appointments for the newspapers and the Arise News channel across board.
Shaka Momodu was appointed as editor of ThisDay, Bolaji Adebiyi as managing editor (Print and Digital), Israel Iwegbu as deputy managing editor and Davidson Iriekpen as editor ThisDay, the Sunday Newspaper.
While the editor of the Saturday Newspaper, Yemi Adebowale was reappointed, others included Obinna Chima as deputy editor of ThisDay and Festus Akanbi promoted to the position of deputy editor of the Sunday Newspaper among others.
Olaleye started his journalism career with the ThisDay in December 9, 1998, where he rose from being an intern to the group politics editor and later, deputy editor on Sunday.
He was a graduate of Mass Communications from the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (former Ogun State Polytechnic), Ojere, Abeokuta in Ogun State, and also holds a Master degree in Communication Studies from the Lagos State University, LASU.
A political reporter of note, Olaleye has under his wings other development courses over time. This include a media operation course at the Kofi Annan Centre in Accra, Ghana and an Executive Development Programme on Leading Teams for Optimal Performance by the TEXEM Group.