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Kunle Malomo has 15 years experience in delivering strategy formulation and implementation of geographical expansion and strategic partnering initiatives; executive learning and development programs; corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions; venture capital portfolio company management; best practice engagement development in sales force effectiveness; and technology innovation for mobile applications development and analytics.
Kunle has a strong track record delivering consulting engagements in a broad range of sectors including: banking and insurance, oil & gas, telecommunications services, hi-tech, specialty chemicals; and healthcare: behavioral health, home health services; and retail, consumer electronics.
As a member of Boston Consulting Group, Kunle executed on a $500 million growth strategy for a big box retailer in small store format segment; worked on the Corporate Executive Board best practice engagement development in HR, procurement, sales effectiveness; served with the Corporate Initiatives Group/Great Place To Work Institute: Global Affiliate Growth Strategy Executive team whose clients included: Sahara Energy, GTA, GSK, Total, First Bank, Zenith Bank, Guinness-Diageo, Coca-Cola, UAC; and was selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Mr. Malomo's education includes: MBA, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; BSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Exec. Ed: Harvard Business School, Corporate Restructuring Mergers and Acquisitions; and Project Management: Oxford University CPD.
Mr Shabeeh has over 20 years experience in private equity, operations, internal audit, technology, sales and marketing and financial services at Credit Suisse, GE Capital and RIT Capital Partners. His key activities included being an Advisory Board Member at Summit Water in the USA, Director of the $500m J Rothschild “Creat” Fund, board member of Agrifirma Brazil as well as having held a number of other senior board and operational roles. Other companies that Mr Shabeeh has been involved with include Dropbox, Chartshow and Coldharbour Marine. Mr Shabeeh resides in London.
Tom O’Byrne has been CEO of Great Place to Work® UK since 2008. In a career spanning over 30 years Tom has a wealth of industrial, commercial and international experience. His expertise is in sales and directing organisations to achieve their full gross revenues and EBITDA growth potential.
Tom has also owned and operated successful businesses focusing on learning and development with an emphasis on strategic implementation of high-end projects. He was also a director of Truvo (an international yellow pages publishing organisation) and had personal responsibility for £80million of the company’s turnover.
Tom is an accomplished sportsman having won national and international titles in both boxing and squash. He commutes to the London office from Ireland where he lives with his wife and four children.
Prior to joining MSY, Akanimo spent the last 24 years at Resourcery, one third of this in executive management. His contributions, insight and leadership impacted the creation of a unique culture, development of formal, value added business processes, building a highly motivated workforce and an exciting place to work.
He obtained his BSc. In Chemical Engineering from the University of Benin in 1989, an MBA from the Lagos Business School in 1999 and is a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR). He started his career in Sales, found his passion and expertise in Human Resources and has successfully provided leadership in Procurement, Project Management, Facilities, Research, Information Systems and Public Relations.
Over the years, Akanimo and his teams have implemented a number of transformational initiatives – including the balanced scorecard, the 4 disciplines of execution, business automation, employee motivation schemes and instituted various business productivity applications.
Ms. Braxton has over 20 years of professional experience including providing risk management, executive oversight and compliance assurance for USG programs and for profit enterprises. She focuses on operations and quality assurance to ensure that government contractors and USG employees follow requirements as established by legislation, contract project designs, deliverables schedule as well as executive directives and presidential initiatives. Ms Braxton offers project management and strategic direction as well as workforce and workflow analysis, quality control and business process evaluation to determine the effective and efficiency of operations. She is expert at improving operations and detailing next steps. Her experience includes managing subcontracts and prime contracts in Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America & the Caribbean as well as being a USAID Foreign Service Officer (FSO) in Ukraine, which entailed working with multinational counterparts in the European Union, World Bank/IFC, DFID, CIDA and SIDA.
Ms. Braxton has ensured compliance and provided oversight as Project Manager for Firm’s first multi-year prime contract with USAID/El Salvador, improved access to financial services for Micro and Small Enterprises, assured that IAFS Project exceeded and met deliverables, excelled at human resources requirements, managed subcontract and consultant inputs; and compiled results, developed relationships with beneficiaries, counterparts and USAID managers and staff effectively and efficiently; managed project within budget and to timely completion.
Ms. Braxton educational background includes: an MA, International Relations, Economics, School of Advanced International Studies(SAIS), The Johns Hopkins University, 1993; an MBA, Finance & Public Policy, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1986; and an AB, Economics, Harvard University, 1982
Sam Koduah has 20 years of professional experience in project development and evaluation, with specific experience in enterprise performance measurement. As a trained engineer and a business management specialist, he offers the unique intersection of understanding infrastructure contracts as well as establishing enterprise performance metrics. Mr. Koduah is the Practice Manager for GBSI’s Infrastructure Advisory Services Group and was the GBSI’s Manager for the management and operations review for the firm’s U.S. Trade & Development Agency’s Definitional Missions for Liberia’s Energy Sector as well as Utility Expert for the current evaluation of the Liberia Energy Sector Support Program. Mr. Koduah is American and was born in Ghana, West Africa.
Mr. Koduah serves as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Global Business Solutions, Inc., a consulting firm focused on infrastructure advisory services, private capital formation for emerging economies and financial/regulatory reforms for the private sector where he aided Strategic Partnership (SPA) with Africa to determine member donor attitudes and to harmonize donor policies; presented results in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso at February 2007 SPA conference; evaluated operations to recommend restructured operations, expansion of revenue sources, rightsizing and development of standard operating procedures; and examined infrastructure indicators for Energy, Water and Sanitation, Transport, and ICT for over twenty countries in South and Central Europe.
Mr. Koduah has had an extensive education, obtaining a(n): M.B.A., Finance, Harvard Business School, Boston MA, 1996; M.S., Structural Engineering, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, 1987; and B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, 1987
David Saunier is an experienced creative director, designer, technologist, and nonprofit executive. Most recently, David served as the Partner and Creative Director for Human Mvmnt, LLC, a design and coding firm in Maryland, US.
Prior to that, David co-founded, served as the SVP for Media, and eventually President on One Economy Corporation, a global nonprofit organization that uses technology to improve the lives of low-income individuals and families, through the creation of media properties that supply practical information and resources in the areas of financial literacy, health care, employment, education, child care and more. One Economy was also involved in creating access solutions for low-income people who lack computers and Internet connectivity.
His responsibility was to oversee all operations of the company, including budgeting and cash flow oversight; provide external communications about the company to partners, funders and the general public; communicate and interact with our board of directors, and to provide leadership and implementation on all business development and fundraising activities. During his tenure, he oversaw the successful completion of the largest broadband adoption grant in the country (Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, Dept. of Commerce), totaling $28.5 million, spanning 3 years and working in more than 100 cities with more than 800 community partners. In all, the program resulted in 27,000 units of affordable housing connected to broadband, 260,000 people trained in digital skills, a national awareness campaign generating more than 200 million impressions, and the creation of hundreds of public-purpose online articles and tools, and dozens of hours of new public-purpose video content.
Horochi Ogan is the Vice President of Sales for MSY Analytics Nigeria and also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of O’Neal Consulting, a specialist human resources and change management firm. She is a transformation consultant with a well-rounded experience spanning over twenty years from a combination of a corporate multinational environment, fast growth entrepreneurial setting, not for profit organizations (NPOs) and running an independent consulting practice. Horochi Ogan has carried out consulting assignments for a variety of clients including national, international, private and non-governmental organizations. Some of these include USAID funded program and project , UACN – MDS Logistics, The Mohinani Group, The Afri-Global Group, The Federal Government of Nigeria. More recently, her commitment to growing Entrepreneurship in Africa led her to initiate a values-based training and mentoring program for a group of traders operating in an informal setting in a large automobile spare parts market (ASPA MDA) in Lagos, Nigeria.
Prior to her career as a management consultant, Horochi led the successful start-up of Flavours Foods Limited from a green field operation into a viable, fast-growing business. As a General Manager within the Unilever/UA CN conglomerate, in her various roles in Manufacturing, Product Development, Quality Assurance, Marketing and Sales, her Business Development work played a lead role in the growth and development of UA C FOODS.
Horochi obtained a first degree in Food Science & Technology from t he University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She has a combined MBA degree from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Washington DC, USA; and ESA DE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. The MBA degree focused primarily on Globalization, Leadership and Change Management, she studied in the US, Spain, Brazil, Agentina, India and Russia.
Lillyann Hamid is the Director of Shared Services and is responsible for relationship management between investors and MSY Analytics Group. She also serves as management for Human Resources on a Global Scale. Having six years of managerial, sales, and client management and procurement experience, Lillyann will play an important role in driving change in the company and working with her counterparts in the Front Office to deliver our customers a world-class service experience.
Lillyann volunteers in numerous community efforts donating her spare time to assist children with disabilities play sports. Growing up in Sydney Australia, she graduated with a Degree in Business Management majoring in Marketing.
Kayode Malomo possesses over 14 years’ experience in Project Management, Finance and Business Development in the Healthcare, IT and Financial industries. As Project Manager for VisionIT, a global provider of IT Managed Services and Talent Management Solutions for Fortune 500 companies, Kayode oversaw AT&T's logistics inventory management program which saved the company $150M and received recognition from Accenture for overseeing the fastest redeployment and turn-around of UMTS channel element assets in the country. Prior, Kayode served as Director of Marketing & Sales for Philadelphia based CPA firm where he provided high-tech and business support functions in finance, marketing and accounting to businesses, nonprofits and quasi-government agencies with revenues of $1M to $500M.
He holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Temple University’s Fox School of Business, Philadelphia, USA and also completed his executive education in leadership and healthcare at the Harvard Medical School.
Olumide is the lead facilitator for Great Place To Work Nigeria and is Globally Certified as a trainer for the Global Journey Training program. He is also an Executive Director, Training and Strategy for HR Indexx Limited, a Human Resource Solutions firm. He leads the Faculty Board of Facilitation and Training Services Limited (FTSL), set up by its Directors who have passion for delivering Staff Training, Management Development and Business Services sector packages.
A Chartered Accountant, Certified Trainer and a Personal and Organisational Development Coach with over 15 active training years of experience behind him, Olumide is a foremost Adult Learning Experience (ALE) practitioner in the country. Adopting not-so-conventional training styles, ALE follows from the 80:20 Pareto rule his sessions are 80% interactive and only 20% instructional. He has featured in numerous training sessions–in and out of Nigeria. He has successfully handled seminars, workshops and retreat sessions for top corporate organizations, professional groups, as trainer, facilitator and coach. With over 20 years post qualification experience, he had his professional accountancy training with Coopers and Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Lagos. He thereafter worked in various capacities in Oil & Gas, Telecommunications and Lotteries Management. His professional and business experience to date covers audit, tax, accountancy, internal audit, budget, planning, procurement and materials management, finance, treasury and accounting.
He has been involved in strategic turnarounds and two startups. Olumide was at various times Deputy Chief Accountant (Addax Petroleum); Assistant General Manager, Treasury (Intercellular Nigeria Limited); Financial Manager (Globacom Limited) and Financial Controller (NSL Lotteries Management Company). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Member of the Chartered Taxation Institute of Nigeria, Associate M ember of Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM); Associate M ember Trainer of JCI Training Institute, USA and Accredited Management Trainer Centre for Management Development (CMD), Nigeria.
Michael Thomas is the SVP of Sales, a role that involves his oversight of the execution of the firm’s mandate in Nigeria. In addition to his national responsibilities, Michael is currently leading the Great Place To Work Africa expansion effort with the launch of the maiden Best Companies To Work For in Africa List due in 2017. Michael is a tenured facilitator leading several learning and development engagements and facilitating session in a variety of setting over the last decade.
Prior to joining Great Place To Work, Michael was the Chief Strategy Officer at Ancient International, an infrastructure development firm where he was responsible for guiding the organisation’s investments and management of it asset portfolio. Before this, Michael was a management consultant, providing strategic advisory to business leaders in the US and Nigeria and has held several leadership positions over his 18 year career.
Michael has been published in several media outlets and has been featured on several media platforms including CNBC Africa.
Michael has an undergraduate degree in Aeronautical Science and is a certified Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor. He also has a Masters in International Management from the University of Maryland, University College and a diploma in Finance & Corporate Strategy from the Swiss Finance Academy, Verbier, Switzerland.
Olashade Abidoye is the Director of Operations and Logistics and serves as Project Manager at both MSY Analytics and RCCG NA's Redeemer Business School (RBS), a comprehensive business empowerment program. Having seven years of managerial, sales, and research experience, Olashade now coordinates seminar events, community outreach programs, and business conferences. Most recently, Olashade is helping to lead the initiative at RBS to empower members through strategic seminars, as well as a dynamic course at Harvard University’s Entrepreneurship in Africa program. Olashade is able to utilize her skill set to now coordinate MSY’s key projects and partnerships.
Olashade participates in numerous community efforts. As an active member of King's Table, she helps to plan and lead community Outreach programs in Washington DC and Maryland. As the head of department of her community church's dance ministry, Olashade is also able to personally mentor teenagers and young adults with a passion for dance and interpretive movement.
Prior to the start of her career at MSY Analytics, Olashade spent some time in Europe where she taught English at an Italian High School - Liceo Lingusitico Galileo Galilei in Gozzano, Italy.