Busola Alofe, MCIPM
Busola is a seasoned Human Resource Management leader and expert, with management and leadership experience in diverse sectors and many countries around the world. She graduated from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) with both a B.A. and M.A. During her Masters’ degree, she worked as a Graduate Assistant in the University and after graduation joined CFAO Electro-Hall as a Trainee. She rose quickly to become the Human Resource Manager, during which time she held additional management position as the Credit Controller. She moved to Accenture, where she rose to the position of Senior Business Consultant, leading projects in Nigeria, the UK and Ireland. Some years later, she joined the Nigerian financial services sector as the Head, HR Strategy on the executive team at Societe Bancaire. She then joined Ocean & Oil Holdings (Oando Plc) as the Group Head, HR Strategy.
After 16 years of these solid HR and business experience, she was recruited by Shell Nigeria, as Business Improvement Lead, Deepwater (SNEPCo), accountable for Organisation Development. Afterwards, she was appointed HR Business Partner Lead/HR Manager for Technical & Exploration teams in Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Libya, Egypt, the Netherlands and USA. She was later appointed Senior Talent Adviser, Sub-Saharan Africa.
From regional assignments, Busola was transferred into a global role as the Global Skillpool Manager, Commercial Upstream & Commercial Academy Talent Manager, based in the Netherlands. While there, she earned a promotion into a more senior position as the Organisation Development & Learning Manager for Upstream Operated Countries in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. After some years, she focused on Nigeria till she left Shell in 2018. She is currently the Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of 5thChannel Associates.
For the past few years, Busola has been serving the Institute on the Governing Council as the Chairperson for Learning & Development Committee.