Gbubemi Atimomo has a BSc in Forest Resources Management from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and an MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation from the University of Essex, UK. A Senior Certified Professional (SHRM- SCP) of the Society for Human Resources Management, USA and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHRi), he is currently a Partner at Square One Advisory Services Ltd, an HR & business advisory firm. He also provides consulting support services for a number of enterprise programmes at the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan-Atlantic University. We chatted about career decisions, HR, and life-changing books in this interview.
Toni Anne Uwaifo studied linguistics and African languages at the University of Benin and is currently the internal communications and employee engagement manager at Guinness Nig Plc (a Diageo company). This chat with her drove home the importance of being proactive in our careers, and reminded me of what a wonderful gift it is to have a job you enjoy. It was a very inspiring one for me. Click HERE to read it.
Medplus was not a dream Joke Bakare had always carried. Before she started Medplus, she was just another bright pharmacist who had interned at University College Hospital Ibadan, served the nation at Military Hospital on Awolowo Way, worked with Right Aid Pharmacy in New York after obtaining a New York license to practice Pharmacy, and had a brief part-time job at Cleanipharm Pharmacy on her return to Nigeria. At the time she started, the concept of pharmaceutical chains, where one could have a pharmacy in different locations, was not one people were used to.
Here are 6 key lessons from her transition into entrepreneurship. Continue reading…