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.