Senior Management Team

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.

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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