Global Business Solution

Akeem Elegbede

Position: Training and Project Director

Education: BSc (Hons) Industrial Mathematics, University of Benin MSc Data Science Management, Universidad Internacional de Valencia, Italy


Akeem is an accomplished professional with over twenty years Project and ICT Management experience. He attended the prestigious Lagos Business School where he was trained as a Project Manager. He is also a Certified Prince2 Project Practitioner and PMI certified Project Manager who has recorded great success in Consulting, Manufacturing, Banking & Finance, Oil & Gas and the Public Sector. His training has allowed him to review and implement multi-purpose programs, supervise and train staff and oversee program logistics.

Akeem has also had the opportunity to oversee the operations of the largest bottling plant in West Africa, during which period, he delivered on productivity goals, increased efficiencies and maintained product quality. He has a knack for leading by example and approach all his work with energy and enthusiasm.

Akeem started his career in early 1990’s with a now defunct British Multinational Computer company called International Computers Limited (ICL) as a Technical Executive. He cut his teeth in computing at a mandatory one year training programme in Zimbabwe. Akeem left ICL and joined Home Foundation Mortgage bank as the Head of ICT department. At Home Foundation, he was able to lay a solid foundation and well-structured ICT strategy upon which the company built on. After his 4-year stint there, in 1996, he left and joined the Nigeria Bottling Company, now Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Plc (CCHBC Plc) as a Systems Manager. He was part of many of the ICT projects executed at CCHBC and later led some of the projects as well. He was particularly instrumental in leading the implementation of Sunsystem (an Enterprise Resource Planning System) & Centralisation of database systems which resulted in a savings of well over a million dollars in the first year of implementation in year 2001.

Akeem left Nigeria to work for the Cybertechnology Group, an ICT Management Consulting firm in London as a PMO Administrator on contract. His main focus whilst on this job was running the PMO office and training students in both Prince2 Foundation and Practitioner. In 2010, he joined the World Bank as an independent consultant to manage a World bank project to provide a suitable Enterprise Resource Planning System, Executive Information Portal and Document Management solution for the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA). Akeem, who currently manages a Support project on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll System for the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Offices of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation and the Accountant General of the Federation, has worked in a number of other Bluechip companies in Nigeria.

Akeem is widely travelled. In the line of duty, he has visited the United Kingdom, Austria, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Ghana, just to mention a few.

Some of the skills Akeem possesses are

  • Creative design, problem solving and analytical talents, structured business skills, technology savvy and ability to analyse P & L
  • Keen instincts to quickly effect change and improvement
  • Strong ability to plan, prioritize and manage complex projects under aggressive timelines
  • Strong leadership talents, “team player” attitude and spirit and the natural ability to establish consensus among cross-functional lines
  • Professional reputation for meeting and exceeding KPIs
  • Working within budgets
  • Superb customer facing and client management skills
  • Ability to build relationships within and outside an organization
  • Ability to keep to SLAs

Some of the Projects Akeem worked on are as follow

  • Support of Oracle Enterprise Business Suite (HRMIS) for the Head of Service, Federal Government of Nigeria (on-going)
  • Support of Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System ( IPPIS Cloud) for the Nigerian Police Force (on-going)
  • Support of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) for the Office of The Accountant General of the Federation (on-going)
  • Implementation of Enterprise Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence for Diamond Bank Plc
  • Upgrade of Enterprise Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence for Access Bank Plc
  • Implementation of Service Level & Business Process Management for Union Bank Plc
  • Implementation of PeopleSoft HCM 8.8 for a leading global oil & gas (upstream) operator
  • Carry out System Design, Proposal Evaluation & recommend an Enterprise Resource Planning System and Enterprise Information Portal/Document Management System and Solution Provider for the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA)
  • Educational Tax Fund (ETF)-sponsored Digital Inclusion Project for select schools in the 36 States of the Federation
  • Educational Tax Fund (ETF)/New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) –sponsored
  • Interactive Learning Network Project in the Six geo-political zones
  • National Identity Management System More than $3M Telecomms project to link all the bottling plants with Head Office on both voice and data
  • Implementation of Sunsystems (An ERP solution for Financials, Inventory, Purchasing systems) in all bottling plants and Head Office
  • Centralisation of database systems for the company on the SQL Server platform
  • Conversion of non-Y2K and Legacy systems to Y2K compliant systems
  • Deployment of Lotus Notes across the company