Senior Management Team

Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle, MCIPM


Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle is an accomplished Consultant, Executive Coach and Organisational Psychologist. She has a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Ibadan and a M.Sc. in Organisational Psychology from the University of London. She has over 22 years’ experience in various fields having worked in companies such as Arthur Andersen (now KPMG International) and British American Tobacco. With a combined experience in Human Capital development of over 14 years, Ponnle has worked extensively with leaders and teams in both private and public sectors with focus in the area of learning and development, leadership and team development, diversity and inclusion and change management.

Ponnle’s passion for learning and development led to the establishment of TeamBuilding Africa ‘TBA’ Consultancy in 2007, the regional representative of Team Building USA where, until her appointment at CIPM she was the Chief Executive Officer. In addition to her vast experience in Accounting and Taxation, She is also an adjunct faculty member of the Executive Management Programme at Lagos Business School and the Founder of the Centre for Core Coaching.

She is a full member of the Chartered Institute Personnel Management of Nigeria CIPM NIGERIA and the pioneer Nigeria Chapter President of International Coach Federation ‘ICF’ and the first Nigerian to earn the Professional Certified Coach ‘PCC’ ICF accreditation. In recognition of her contribution to the development of professional coaching in the region, she was selected as one of five founding members of the Executive Coaching Advisory Board for Africa an initiative to stimulate the professional coaching industry in Sub-Saharan Africa.

A visionary, consummate professional, Mrs. Ponnle is fully committed to pursuing the ‘Human Agenda’ in the workplace. She is married with three sons.

Dr. Charles Ugwu, PH.D, MCIPM

Head, Professional Standards and Regulations

Mrs. Titi Ashiru, MCIPM

Head, Learning and Consultancy

Mrs Titilayo Ashiru, a dedicated and enthusiastic professional with about 30 years’ experience of providing internal employee development, team effectiveness and leadership development consulting to all levels of employees in different organizations.

Mrs Ashiru was the Head, Human Resources Manager with Standard Global (a subsidiary of the then Standard Trust Bank). She later ventured into Management Consulting before joining Tom Associates as a Senior Consultant specializing in Content and Business Development. With a Bsc in Psychology and a quest for Knowledge, Mrs Ashiru is an accredited CMD trainer and also an Accredited Knowledge Manager from the Knowledge Management Institute, Washington DC, U.S.A

She is currently the Head, Membership Affairs and Services at The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) and also a Full Member of the Institute. She is happily married and loves reading and networking.

Mr. Edward Dunkwu, FCA, MBA, CertIFR

Finance Controller

Edward Dunkwu is the Finance Controller for the Institute, he has over 13 years experience as Finance and Human Resource Professional. He is responsible for the running of the Finance Department which includes planning, execution and reporting of Financial Information for External Audit purpose; budget planning & variance analysis for control purpose; review and appraise the existence and effectiveness of the internal controls that exist within the Organization, handles the Tax and Allied Matters, determine the reliability and integrity of the accounting & internal control systems and he assists in the preparation of Operating Budget (OPEX) and Capital Budget (CAPEX) for Management Decision. He handles HR related matters in the department ranging from Recruitment and Selection, Performance Management, Promotion and Trainings, Subject Matter Expert on Payroll and Benefit (CIPM Facilitator) and working with other Consultants on Manpower Planning for the Institute.

Before joining the Institute in 2010, he has worked as Internal Auditor, Accountant and Assistant Business Manager in different Non for Profit organizations. Edward is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), with Certification in International Financial Reporting (CertIFR) and obtained his Master in Business Administrations (MBA) from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago – Iwoye, Ogun State.

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