Olasunkade Azeez

Olasunkade Azeez has garnered high value net worth experiences as HR Leader, Chief Operating Officer,  General Manager, Business Process Improvement expert, Certified Coach/Mentor, Learning, Training and Development Leader, Senior Consultant, Member, Board of Directors, Board of Fellows, Governing Councils and Board of Trustees (BOT) across manufacturing, oil and gas, consulting, construction, real estate, aviation sectors, and Professional Institutes of the Nigerian economy in 3 decades. He started his working career with the Coca cola Hellenic Bottling Company (CCHBC), immediately after graduation. He served the Company meritoriously in various capacities that prepared him for subsequent value-creating career path in Human Capital Management.

He was the CCHBC’s pioneer Plant Personnel Manager for Ikeja B, Mushin and later moved to Enugu and Asejire Plants in the same capacity. He has successfully executed many HR projects across the geo-political zones in Nigeria.  He was an Acting Plant Sales Manager, Business Performance Management System Specialist and Corporate Training Manager/Head of Learning Centre, a senior management position that afforded him the opportunity to interface with Functional Directors to optimally drive Human Resource Development and organisational capability strategy of the world brand conglomerate franchise licensee in Nigeria.

Ola Azeez is an alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, University of Lagos, UNILAG Consulting Services, Nigerian Institute of Journalism, and Lagos State University, Ojo and he bagged Bachelors Degree in Social Studies Education, Executive Diploma HRM and MBA Marketing Management respectively. He is also an alumnus of many advanced management development programmes in Nigeria and abroad. He is an internationally certified Trainer in HR, Talent Management, Coaching, Mentoring, Performance Management Systems, Negotiation, Leadership, and Business Process Management System. He trained in 10 countries in Europe and Africa

As a professional of note, he is a Fellow and currently, a Vice President of the Nigerian Institute of Training and Development, (NITAD), a Fellow, Institute of Change Management International, and a Fellow and a one-time, Governing Council Member and Licensed Practitioner of Chartered Institute of Nigeria, (CIPM) and also a Fellow member of Board of Trustees (BOT) of Change Management Institute International (ICMi).

He is currently the Group Head, Human Resources at Resort International Limited. The Group which comprises of fortune Companies in the Aviation, Construction and Properties Development industries. He was a Senior Consultant and Team Lead on HR Strategy and Change Management projects with Impact Business Consulting Services, a Business Strategic Partner with IBM, USA.  He joined CITA Petroleum Group Executive Team – (an IATA Strategic Partner and multiple awards winning enterprise) as General Manager, Human Capital with over 2 decades of value adding business partnering experience in HRM, Sales Operations, and General Administration, across various sectors. In addition to Human Capital portfolio, he managed the Logistics subsidiary – JIL Transport as its Chief Operating Officer in addition to an oversight responsibility for the Commercial and Business Development portfolios of the Group and subsequently became the COO, CITA Organic Ltd, with key responsibilities for non-aviation fuelling business of the group.

Ola was at a time, the Head of HR with Dajcom Group – Dajcom Ltd and Dajcom Digital, a giant in the assembling, sales, distribution and after-sales of electronics of both industrial and domestic appliances in Nigeria. He was with Lexcel Group comprising 6 fortune companies with diverse interests ranging from distilleries, marketing, oil & gas to PET products and management consultancy in Nigeria between 2009 and 2011 as its Group Development Manager. In this capacity, he supports the Group in Nigeria and Ghana. He also worked with Multi-Trex Integrated Foods PLC as the Group Head, Human Capital & Administration where he provides business partnering services to the Company in Nigeria, Zambia, UK, and Netherlands among others.

He is an accomplished Facilitator, Motivational Speaker, Public Affairs Analyst, certified Coach/Mentor, Columnist and a multiple award winner which includes: Exemplary Leadership Award in Corporate Service by the Nation Builders awarded by the Nation Builders International & Shafaudeen ‘l Islam Fidunya Wal’akhirat, Inspirational HR Leadership Award by Lagos State Branch of CIPM, Distinguished Alumni Award, Faculty of Education- O.A.U, Ile-Ife, MICA’s African Leadership Laurel Awards; African Associates of HR Leaders (AAHRL), Accra, the Best HR Practitioner of the Year 2010 by the Personnel Practitioners Consultative Association (PPCA), Ikeja, Lions Club International, District Governor 404 B Nigeria’s award.

Ola is a highly rated member of training faculties to many Professional Institutes and Learning and Development Consulting outfits in Nigeria and abroad such as, ITF, NECA, CIPM, CIA, NIM, MAN, NITAD, Tom Associates, Occupational Management Organisation, OML, Accra, among others. He has facilitated various high profile programmes in Nigeria, West Africa and Europe.

He is currently serving as a member of Boards of Edge Consultancy Services, Ontario, Canada, HR Derivatives Ltd, the Publisher of HR Guide, the flagship of Nigeria’s HR Magazine and CORA HR Consulting Ltd. He has served on the Board of ABC Human Development Consultants Ltd, a partner with Willis Group, United Kingdom. As a member of Committee of Personnel Experts (COPE), an arm of Nigerian Employers Consultative Association NECA. He was a Panel member of 2014 National Joint Industrial Council (NJIC) that negotiated condition of service representing Precision Electrical and Related Equipment Employers’ Association of Nigeria (PEREAN).  He has 30 published papers and a path finder book for L&D Practitioners to his credit.  He is happily married and blessed with children.