Professor Peter Stokes, Professor of Leadership and Development, Leicester Business School

Peter Stokes is Professor of Leadership and Professional Development at Leicester Castle Business School. His broad career path spans four decades and comprises, among other roles: a tractor factory industrial apprenticeship, computer programming, IT management based in Paris overseeing European marketing operations, sales management, business consultancy, academic department leadership and most recently, a professorship at the University of Chester Business School where, in addition to completing successful assignments as Faculty Deputy Dean (2012-2015), Acting Faculty Executive Dean (2012-2014), and, Faculty Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer (2014-2015) he also played a leading role in building the University’s national and international student recruitment in addition to developing research and knowledge transfer projects.

He has published a rich and varied body of work, and reviewed extensively for, world-class journals in the areas of, among others: Human Resource Management; Leadership Values and Behaviours; Business Ethics; Management Philosophy; Organizational Design, Critical Management Studies, and Research Methodology. His writing and ideas have appeared in,  for example: Human Resource Management; Organization; Studies in Higher Education; International Journal of Human Resource Management; Journal of Organizational Change Management; Employee Relations; Entrepreneurship and Regional Development; Group and Organization Management; International Business Review; and, Thunderbird International Business Review. In addition, he has published books on research methods, postgraduate research, critical management studies and organizational management. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Organizational Analysis (Emerald), Associate Editor of Journal of Creating Value (Sage) and serves on a number of international journal boards including the EuroMed Journal of Business (Emerald). He has regularly been invited as visiting professor and academic advisor to businesses and university business and management schools across a number of countries including: United Kingdom, France, Holland, Spain, Ireland, Germany, Vietnam, Morocco, Hong Kong, China, India, Ireland, Dubai, Mexico and Senegal (West Africa).

He has applied his work through national and international knowledge transfer and consultancy projects across a range of business sectors encompassing utilities, construction, publishing, aerospace, diplomatic bureaux, mental health facilities, emergency services and local government. He currently hold a number of positions on major international bodies including: Vice-President-Business Relations and UK Country Director for the EuroMed Research Business Institute (EMRBI); UK Ambassador for the Association Francophone de Gestion des Ressources Humaines (French Academic HR Association); Organizing Committee of the Research Methodology SIG – British Academy of Management; member of the British Standards Institute (BSI) Human Capital Standards Committee; member of the Steering Committee of the Spiritual Capital Development Company, and has been a guest speaker and lecturer with the MBRF Foundation and the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University) in Dubai.

Janet Adetu, Chief Executive Officer, JSK Etiquette

Janet Adetu FCCA, AICI FLC AMC, a certified Executive Business Coach with expertise in Corporate Protocol, Professional Image, Personal Performance & Leadership Development. Janet is also a certified Emotional Intelligence Assessor as well as a member of the John Maxwell Leadership Team. Janet holds a Bsc honours in Economics, an MBA and is a qualified Chartered Accountant; a fellow with the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA). Janet is the CEO /MD of JSK Etiquette Consortium an affiliate of the JSK Consulting Group with over 25years experience in the corporate sphere. Janet has multitudes of exposure in international business ethics, personal and corporate image, personal performance cultural life styles, dress codes and international protocol techniques; she draws on her experiences as a seasoned financial auditor working for two top accounting firms KPMG and Ernst & Young.
Janet has successfully impacted many lives in her quest for excellence through her teachings on personal and professional growth that help improve confidence, competitive advantage, panache and presence. Janet is a highly sought after inspirational and motivational speaker conducting fun and interactive leadership development seminars, impression management workshops, executive and business protocol coaching with other key speaking engagements in Nigeria, Kenya and United Kingdom. Janet is dedicated to helping corporate organizations, professionals, expatriates, diplomats, individuals and youths, to polish their professionalism, improve their social graces, master their interpersonal skills and enhance their image, style and executive presence. She is very happy being a mentor to a number of people across the globe.
Janet has featured and published articles in a number of local publications both in Nigeria, United Kingdom and Kenya. The passion to write has led to being a regular contributor in both Business Day and Vanguard Newspapers in her columns: “Business Etiquette with Janet & Social Etiquette with Janet” respectively.
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Other publications include, This Day, The Punch, The Guardian, The
Vanguard, New Telegraph, Newswatch, Life Magazine, Glitz, The
Independent, The Union, Ovation and The Sun. Her articles are found in The
Edition. Healthy Woman and Passion Magazines (Kenyan Publications),
Lagos Mums, Exquisite Magazine, Skribble and The Redsheet. Janet is the
author of “Etiquette Strategies for Everyday Polish.” Also a radio host
presenter and TV CO- Host Janet is the producer and presenter of the weekly
show “Etiquette With Janet‟ on Beat 99.9FM and Classic FM 97.3, also newly
introduced “Ladies Etiquette With Janet Adetu‟ & Etiquette With Janet – The
Dialogue on Citi 105.1 FM. Janet also Co presents Etiquette With Janet on
Sunrise aired by Channels TV weekly. Her quest for excellence has manifested
in Janet being a guest on numerous radio and TV shows some of which
include Hope 93.3 FM (A Kenyan Radio Station), East London Radio ( UK
Radio Station), Cool 96.9FM, Nigeria Info FM, Inspiration 92.3 FM, Unilag
93.1FM, Wazobia FM, K24TV (A Kenyan TV Channel), TVC News, Ebonylife TV,
Silverbird TV, MITV, Lagos TV(LTV), Channels TV, CoolTV and Ogun State TV
Janet’s passion is to build leadership growth potential with protocol
distinction. Janet is a go getter championing the cause of Professional Civility,
Image Enhancement , Reputation Management & Attitudinal Change in the
working environment in Nigeria and beyond. Along with her amiable team
Janet has masterminded many projects to help improve the bottomline of all
As an Etiquette Lifestyle Connoisseur Janet Says
“We should all aspire to be inspired with panache, transform our potential
and step into the “New You”
By the special grace of God Janet also derives great joy in philanthropy and
helping the needy. Specifically she has a major passion to assist children born
with congenital heart disorder. She is the founder and president of a nonprofit
organisation dedicated to providing advocacy and financial support
for the open heart surgery of children between 2 – 18 years who were born
with a hole in the heart. Janet has gone a step further by initiating another
foundation that speaks to promoting hygiene among girls our nation builders.
Janet is happily married with three children

Clara Bot-Mang, Human Resources Director, General Electric

Experienced Human Resources professional, Consultant and Project Manager with over 18 years work experience managing and working with a diverse workforce within a multi-industry, diversified infrastructure & technology company; highly successful FMCG multinational; global pharmaceutical business, not-for-profit organisation and HR consultancy business. I have worked in several key HR leadership roles (both generalist & specialist) with responsibility for Sub Saharan Africa, several West African countries including Nigeria.

Anthony Ubani, Chief Executive Officer, Africa Leadership Advantage

Anthony Ubani has over 25 years of professional experience as a development practitioner. With expertise in leadership, governance and communication development programming, Ubani has delivered papers and conducted capacity building training workshops/seminars in Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal, Ghana, Dubai and the UK.
An alumnus of Manchester Business School, Manchester University; University of Lagos; Lagos State University; and Nigerian Institute of Journalism. He also received other continuous training development from the Center for Parliamentary Studies, UK; Mediation Training Institute, UK; Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, Nigeria and Mississippi Consortium for International Development, USA.
Ubani has served variously as Program Director, Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI), Lagos; Executive Director, Campaign for A New Nigeria (CANN), Lagos; Managing Consultant, Hopefield Associates Limited, Abuja; Ag. Country Director, Mississippi Consortium for International Development, Nigeria Country Office, Abuja; CEO, Global Office Limited, Abuja; Director General/CEO, Peoples Democratic Institute (PDI), Abuja; Media and Publicity Consultant to the Goodluck-Sambo Presidential Campaign Council, (2011) Abuja; and Chairman Collage of Fellows, Africa Business school, Abuja.
In addition to membership of several professional associations, Ubani is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Administration(CIA), Fellow of the African Business School (ABS), professional member of the Institute of Directors, (IoD) London, member American Association for Training & Development, member International leadership Association (ILA), Member Nigeria Institute of management (NIM), Member Nigeria Institute of Journalism (NIJ), member Institute of Chartered Mediators & Conciliators.(ICMC) Nigeria, and member Association of Corporate Governance Professionals of Nigeria, (ACGPN)

Patricia Aderigbibe, Group Head, Human Resources, United Bank of Africa

Mrs. Patricia Aderibigbe serves as Group Head of Human Resources at United Bank for Africa Plc. Mrs. Aderibigbe is responsible for UBA Group's Human Resource function across 19 African countries and its international subsidiaries. She served as the Chief Operating Officer of Heirs Holdings Limited and enabled integration across its business interests. From 1998 to 2012, she served as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of ElanIT, where she played a pivotal role in its transformation. She has a background in Human Resources and strategic and operational business management. Her background is firmly rooted in Human Resources, organisation and leadership development, Executive coaching as well as business operations, spanning over two decades, gained from working in 18 countries in Europe and now in Nigeria. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a life member of the Institute of Directors, UK and served as a member of the UK employment tribunals until recently. Mrs. Aderibigbe holds degree is in English and Literature from the University of Benin. She has a Masters degree in English and Literature from University of Ibadan and obtained postgraduate qualifications in Human Resources, Employment Relations and Law from Kingston University, UK.

Ola Adebowale, Managing Partner, MayGroup of Companies

Mr. Ola Adebowale is an Industrial business Executive with extensive experience within the Oil and Gas, Energy/Power and Infrastructure industries.

He is currently the Managing Partner of a JP Gramm Corporation, a privately owned group of companies serving within the Oil and Gas Servicing, Hospitality and Water Management sectors within Nigeria and Angola.

Mr. Ola was most recently the Managing Director of Dresser Rand (a Siemens Business) responsible for the Sub Sahara Africa business, suppliers of custom-engineered rotating equipment solutions for long-life, critical applications in the oil, gas, chemical, petrochemical, process, power, military, and other industries.

Prior to his role at Dresser-Rand, he was the Chief Operating officer for Asherxino Corporation a US based Oil and Gas E&P Company. Asherxino is a US listed company focused on acquiring producing and non-producing Oil and Gas assets within the Gulf of Guinea.

Mr. Ola Adebowale spent most of his career with General Electric ( GE ), within the US, South America and Far East Asia, having roles within Manufacturing, Services operations and Engineering. His last role with GE was the Managing Director / VP for the Nigeria & Ghana operations focused on the Oil and Gas Compression and Vecto Gray Drilling Services business and driving business governance for all the Nigerian GE businesses in country.

Mr. Ola Adebowale, is a sports enthusiast, entrepreneur within the small scale manufacturing industry and motivational speaker focused on mentoring and development of underserved communities on leadership development.


Tope Phillips Aikhuemelo, Human Resources Director, Cadbury

Tope Phillips (TP) is a pragmatic business leader with a flair for working & winning through teams. An achievement oriented Manager with astonishing results in major multinationals in the FMCG sector. He is passionate about the development of the Nigerian youth, and runs a personal mentorship program for youths. Over the years, he has coached and mentored several leaders across industries.


TP started his career in1990 as a management trainee with Unilever Nigeria Plc, grew through various roles, such as Assistant Corporate Affairs Manager, Personal Manager to a Senior Brand Manager.


In the year 2000, moved into the position of HR Business Partner (HR Transformation Lead), where he spent the next 5 years managing over 5000 employees, and 10 direct reports.


2006 he was sent as an expatriate to Durban South Africa as a HR Regional Manager AMET (HR Transformation), and returned to Nigeria as the Senior HR Business Partner (Organisational Effectiveness and Brand Building) & HR Transformation Lead.


2008 he joined Cadbury Nigeria Commercial and later spent the next 5 years as Group Industrial Relations Manager & HR Business Partner to Supply Chain West Africa.


2013 he moved to Tiger Brands Nigeria as Group Human Resources Director, he spent 2 years before returning to Cadbury Nigeria Plc, where he is currently the Human Resources Director West Africa.


His major achievements came through strong inter-personal and coaching skills, his strategic thinking competence, and effective team leadership. He is a business Manager and leader with diverse experience but with deep HR knowledge and practice.


TP loves travelling, making new friends and he is an astute Arsenal fan.




Omoniyi Adejoro, HR Manager, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, Ericsson

Omoniyi Adejoro graduated with a first-class degree in French from the University of Lagos, Nigeria.  She also holds an MA in Modern International Studies from the University of Leeds, England as a Leeds-Guinness Scholarship Awardee.

She is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK amongst other professional memberships.

She started her HR career with Ecobank Nigeria, after working in customer services.  She joined Ericsson in 2006 and currently holds the multiple roles of HR Manager for Nigeria and Sierra Leone and for the Support and Repair Function for Africa within Ericsson Market Area Africa and The Middle East.

She believes in continuous learning and has attended various HR and business-related courses in Europe and Africa.   She is a career coach and has a passion for finding and developing new talent. 

She loves gardening and playing the piano. 




Professor Gbolahan Elias, Partner, G Elias & Co.

Gbolahan Elias is a partner in G. Elias & Co., one of Nigeria’s leading business law firms. His oil-and-gas sector work includes advising on (a) an investment in and divestment from OML 25, (b) an NNPC-Chevron US$1.2bn “gas-for-power” project financing, (c) the merger that created AOS Orwell, a leading oilfield service company, (d) longstanding cause célèbre arbitration over an oil tanker charter party for Lutin Investment Ltd. against the NNPC and (e) two large re-financings of downstream petroleum receivables (US$3bn).

He read law at Magdalen and Merton Colleges, Oxford, and has a doctorate from Oxford University.  He was called to the New York Bar in 1990.  He was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, a leading Wall Street law firm, and has been a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (QC– equivalent) since 2005. He has been teaching petroleum law at Babcock University as a Visiting Professor.

Oscar Onyema, Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Stock Exchange

Oscar N. Onyema is the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, a position he assumed on 4 April 2011. Prior to this role, he served for over 20 years in United States financial markets and the Nigerian information technology sector. Mr Onyema is the Chairman of Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) PLC, the clearing house for the Nigerian capital market; he is also a Council member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria (CIS). He is the President of the African Securities Exchanges Association, and a Global Agenda Council member of the World Economic Forum.

Dozie Okpalabobieri, Senior Legal Advisor, Power Africa, Nigeria

Dozie is an attorney and an economist.  He is currently a Senior Legal Advisor in the Power Africa Program in Nigeria.  He recently served as the Special Assistant on Energy to the Nigeria’s former Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance.

Prior to that, he advised governments in Africa through the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET), on policy and legal issues in the extractive resources sector. At ACET, he acted as an advisor to the Board and served as Board Secretary. Dozie has experience working with governments in Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Mozambique.

He holds a Juris Doctor from the Northwestern University School of Law and a Masters in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University in Massachusetts. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the Nigerian Bar Association.  He is an attorney licensed in Nigeria, Illinois, USA and is also a Solicitor in England and Wales.


Maidie Arkutu, Vice President Francophone Africa, Unilever

Maidie Elizabeth Arkutu has served as Managing Director, Executive Director of Unilever Ghana Limited since May 1, 2013.

She previously served as Marketing Director and Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of the Company.

She joined the Company from Coca-Cola East and Central Africa Business Unit, where she was Marketing Manager for the Horn, Islands and Mid Africa Team.

In that role, she headed the franchise marketing team of 11 French speaking countries, including DRC, Mauritius and Madagascar.

After three years in that role, she joined ECABU’s Stills team as the Project Manager for Project Nurture. Before joining Coca-Cola, she worked for over 10 years in Unilever Ghana, South Africa and French West Africa and has experience both in Brand Building and Brand Development.

She holds a diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. She also holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and French from Vesalius College, Belgium.


Amina Oyagbola, Management Consultant, AKMS Consulting

Amina Oyagbola is a business leader and former Human Resources and Corporate Services Executive at MTN Nigeria Communications Limited. With over 30 years’ experience, her career spans legal consulting, banking and finance, oil and gas and telecommunications. She is the Managing Consultant of AKMS Consulting Ltd (Business, Ethics and Management Consultants), a partner in Oyagbola Chambers and a Chevening Scholar. She obtained her undergraduate law degree from Ahmadu Bello University, her Masters in Law from Cambridge University and her MBA from Lancaster University. She is a Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, a Chartered Fellow CIPD Uk and a Certified Ethics Officer. She is also an alumnus of INSEAD, London Business School, IMD and Harvard Business School (Executive Programmes). She is happily married with 3 graduate children.


Ola Ehinmoro, HR Director, Anglophone, West Africa, Suntory Beverage and Food

Mr Ola Ehinmoro is an International HR professional with strong operational and strategic experience developing and implementing Talent acquisition, development and engagement across multiple industries and at Country, Regional African and Global levels with specific experience in leading Talent differentiation, employer branding, diversity and inclusion, Organization Design, culture/employee engagement and Employee/Labor Relations

Mr Ehinmoro has held positions at 7up, Indemnity Finance, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Nestle, Lafarge.

In 2016, Mr Ehinmoro joined Suntory Beverage Nigeria Ltd as Human Resources and Corporate Affairs Director to help grow this company in Nigeria and Africa. Suntory is a Japanese company and the third largest global beverage company behind Pepsi and Coca-Cola. In this role, he has led the foundation building actions on Organization, Talent and performance management strategy, employee and union engagement, CSR Strategy and external relations to enable a solid business take-off in Nigeria

Outside of professional duties, Mr Ehinmoro was President of Nigerian Professionals in Egypt between 2011 and 2012 and Was President of Bunu Interest Group –A philanthropical Organisation supporting the less privileged Bunu people, Kabba/Bunu Local Government area of Kogi State from 2011-2015

He is married to his lovely wife Adenike Ehinmoro and blessed with three boys and a girl


Nglan Niat, Group Director, HR Services, West and Central Africa, Schlumberger

Nglan has over 18 years of human resources management experience, 16 of these with Schlumberger* where she has been asked to take on numerous HR management positions of increasing responsibility across geographic challenges. Her key expertise includes: Employee and Management Development, International HR Management, Compensation & Benefits in complex international environment, Succession Planning, High Value Identification, Training and Development, Staffing, Employee Relations, Performance analysis, Employee stock plan, HR Integration (mergers & acquisitions) and HR communications.
Nglan has spent 12 years in international assignments and is currently the Group Director HR Services for West & Central Africa for Schlumberger based in Lagos. She is responsible for the overall management and delivery of HR services and programs for Schlumberger’s West & Central Africa Operations. Her scope includes Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mauritania, Congo, Gabon, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. She has held global roles with Schlumberger in benefits and in HR communications, which provided her with a broader aspect of the field of HR. Aside from her assignments in Africa, she has held various positions in Canada, USA & France. Currently her scope encompasses a workforce of 1900 employees.
Perfectly bilingual (English & French), Nglan holds an MBA, with specialization in Human Resources Management from HEC Montreal (University of Montreal’s business school).
Within Schlumberger, Nglan is active in ConnectWomen, an internal community run by and for women which empowers women to achieve their full potential through networking, mentoring, development, and community outreach. Via the network Schlumberger women obtain and provide guidance on careers, discuss concerns and help the company understand specific issues affecting women.
She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), a professional human resources association which promotes the role of HR as a profession and provides education and networking to its members.
Nglan is also a member of the African Leadership Network (ALN) a network of next-generation African leaders who aspire to bring prosperity to the continent; and was recognized as a “New Generation Leader for Africa” in 2012.
Nglan is married and the mother of two boys.