Human Resources Director
‘Deji initially trained as a Lawyer, graduating from the Nigerian Law School as a Barrister. 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.
She started her HR career in Phillips Consulting before progressing to a role in the Human Capital Management Group at 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 HR Compliance and Localisation Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, before joining Microsoft. She left Microsoft as a HR lead in Middle East and Africa’s Multi-Country Cluster. In this role she operated as a HR leader across 19 diverse countries.
‘Deji joined Guinness Nigeria in April 2020, with a wealth of experience across several industries and Global companies.
Her career has shown her to be a strong partner and trusted advisor of other leaders, someone who champions the development of talent, a strong advocate for Inclusion and Diversity and the principle of “bringing your whole self to work”.