Speakers

Olufunke Amobi

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Country Head, Human Capital
StanbicIBTC Holdings Plc
Oluwafunke Amobi is Country Head, Human Capital for Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc. (A member of the Standard Bank Group). Standard Bank Group (SBG) is Africa’s largest Banking Group ranked by assets and earnings. SBG is Headquartered in South Africa with operations in 18 African countries and 13 outside Africa including key financial centers in Europe, United States and Asia.   As Country Head of Human Capital, Funke has the responsibility for leading, defining and managing the Nigeria Human Capital strategy and the delivery of HC services, policies and programs across the Nigerian business.  She is known for astutely aligning the Human Capital strategy to the Business strategy as well as shaping and driving culture and employee engagement to improve business performance. Stanbic IBTC has been consistently recognized with multiple awards for HR best practices in Nigeria. With over 25 years’ experience in the human resources function, spanning across the telecommunications; oil and gas; and banking industries in Nigeria, Funke has a wealth of experience as a certified HR management practitioner, with a unique specialist depth in talent management and organization development. Before joining Stanbic IBTC, she was the General Manager, Organization and talent Development for MTN Nigeria Communications Limited, a multinational market leader in the African telecommunications industry. She holds a first degree in Economics from the University of Lagos Nigeria, where she graduated with a second class Honors Upper Division. Following the award of the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship, she proceeded to study for an MBA in The University of Lancaster, UK where she graduated with a Distinction and was awarded the Dean’s prize. Funke holds a CIPD post graduate certificate in Talent and Career Management from the University of Surrey, United Kingdom and a CIPD post graduate certificate in Organizational Development and Psychology of Change from the University of Bedfordshire. Funke is a multiple award winner, she was a global finalist of the Professional Achievement Award in the UK Alumni Education Awards 2015 and was also awarded the 2015 HR Leader award in Nigeria by the HR People Magazine. Funke in February 2017 was recognized among the 100 most influential HR persons globally. The Award was presented at the 2017 World HRD congress held in Mumbai India and organized by Times ascent India. She is a much sought after speaker nationally and internationally in Human Resources and management and she is the lead faculty for Organisation Behavior & Management in the Executive MBA Faculty of the University of Ibadan Nigeria, Nigeria’s premier University. Funke is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) United Kingdom, Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management Nigeria and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) USA where she served as a subject matter expert. She is a member of the advisory boards of WISCAR a non for profit women empowerment organization, Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) and Lancaster University Management School UK (LUMS). Funke is a non-executive director of Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Limited and Chairperson of the TREM Career Academy a non for profit enterprise focused on tackling unemployment by raising the employability bar for the Nigerian youth. She is married to Fred, a Director in a multinational organization and they are blessed with a Son.