Ayodeji Ajibola

Human Resources Director

Ayodeji Ajibola

‘Deji initially trained as a Lawyer, with a Law degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, and the Nigerian Law School. She then decided to pursue a career in Human Resources, gaining a Master’s degree in International Employment Relations & Human Resources Management from the London School of Economics & Political Science.

A certified Global HR Practitioner (GPHR), she started her HR career in Phillips Consulting before progressing to Oando plc, at the time one of Africa’s largest integrated energy solutions providers, & the first African Company to have a cross-border listing on the Nigerian & Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

From there she spent five years in GE, initially as GE’s first Employee Services Leader in Nigeria and then as the GE first HR Compliance and Localisation Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa.

She joined Microsoft in January 2013 and left seven and half years later as a HR lead in Middle East and Africa’s Multi-Country Cluster. In this role she operated as a HR leader for nineteen diverse countries.

‘Deji decided to bring her wealth of multi – cultural & multi – industry experience to Guinness Nigeria in April 2020. Her career has shown her to be a strong business partner and trusted advisor of other CEOs & Leadership Teams, someone who champions the development of talent, a strong advocate for Inclusion and Diversity and the principle of “bringing your authentic self to work”.