012903366 2A Bayo Olagoke Close, Admiralty Road, Off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos

We are a specialist Management Consulting Firm with primary focus on Human Resources, Executive Search and Organsiational Training  and Development.

Incorporated on July 25th , 1989 with the Nigeria Corporate Affairs Commission as RC:135,976 and commenced operations on a part-time basis in 1996. In 2000, we commenced full business and have been serving over 3000 clients since then.

We are licensed by the Nigerian Institute of Management and registered with Center for Management Development (CMD). We are also duly licensed and regsitered by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment.

We are an innovative firm set up to deal with the unprecedented  challenges faced by organisations in the 21st century. We work in partnership with clients to deliver first class solutions  to the challeneges they face in Human Resources and Organisational Development.

 

Our firm is at the top of the best practices and universal principles, yet we seek to analyze each problem within the framework of the local environment, thereby steadily evolving unique solutions. We combine our understanding of and familiarity with the local regulatory, stautory and socio-economic and political environement, to provide effective solutions.

Our competitive edge hinges on our triparite thrust namely;

Specialized Services

·       Personalized Attention and Partnership

·       Value for Money

Our team of consultant has an excellent blend of theory and practice. They have an appropriate mix of skills driven by top quality educational and professional background and hands on experience gained from various roles.

Our firm has a reputable and well constituted advisory board consisting of international Management experts and professional repute.

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Chairman

Christopher Kolade (CON)

Founder/Chief Executive

Ije Jidenma FCIPM, FNIM, FIoD

Chairman

Christopher Kolade (CON)

Dr Christopher Kolade is a highly respected corporate personality with a strong ethical leaning who has left marked footprints in pioneering and nation building roles over the years. He is a Past President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) and Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM). He served as the Chief Executive of Cadbury Nigeria Limited and subsequently it’s Chairman. He was also the Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and former Pro-Chancellor of the Pan Atlantic University, Lagos.

Founder/Chief Executive

Ije Jidenma FCIPM, FNIM, FIoD

Dr Ije Jidenma is an accomplished Management Consultant and Professional. Her areas of specialization within her over thirty years post-graduation career, span across Human Resources Management, Organisational Development , Psychometrics, Learning & Development,  Corporate Governance   and Leadership .She has also been involved in multidisciplinary transformation and  change management initiatives. she has worked assiduously in her various spheres of influence to elevate the African trajectory and narrative, bringing same to the global stage to enrich humanity. These cut across private and public sectors, international NGOs and multilateral organisations. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of Nigeria’s oldest bank, First Bank of Nigeria Limited where she serves as an Independent Non Executive Director and Chairman of its Board Governance Committee. Dr Jidenma is also a Director and the First Vice President of the Institute of Directors, the Chairman of its Finance & General-Purpose Committee and a member of the Nomination & Governance Committee. She is a foundation member of the Society for Corporate Governance of Nigeria. She also serves as a Director of the Nigeria South Africa Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Governing Council of the Nigerian British Chamber of Commerce. Dr Jidenma had successfully served as a Director on the Board of First Pension Custodian from 2011 to 2014.

She is the Chief Executive Officer of Leading Edge Consulting, a leading Human Resources & Organisational Development firm which she founded about twenty years ago. She also serves as the Managing Partner of IRC Nigeria, a member firm of the IRC global Executive Search Partnership ranked as the fastest growing and largest executive search alliance with footprints in 86 cities across six continents. In furtherance of these roles  as well as her Non executive roles, over time she has attended several Executive Development Programmes and Board Level programmes across the world’s centres of excellence such as the Lagos Business School, I.E.S.E. Business School, Harvard Business School, Cranfield School of Management, Kellogg School of Management etc  Areas of focus had included Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Leadership, Finance for the Board Room ,  Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Board Evaluation etc. 

Earlier on in her career, Dr Jidenma had worked in other private and public organizations such as  the Industrial Training Fund, Price Waterhouse ( now PwC ) and Merchant Bank of Africa where she rose through the ranks and also at the Executive Management level thereby gaining considerable experience in terms of breadth and depth . She served as the Head of Human Resources (including local & offshore training) as well as the Head of Strategic Planning of the Bank. She was appointed a Senior Lecturer at the ESUT Business School and taught Organisational Behaviour and Strategic Human Resources Management to MBA students on a part- time basis.

Dr Jidenma holds a PhD in Psychology with specialization in Psychometrics from the University of Lagos. She is an IFC Certified Board Assessor. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, Nigerian Institute of Management, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management and Institute of Management Consultants, Nigeria. 

She Has won several awards such as the Deloitte  International Women Award (2013) the Centre for Values in Leadership Role Model Award (2013) the most  respected HR Personality in Africa Award ( 2015 ) and the Global Female Leadership Impact Award  ( 2018 ) . She is conferred the Honorary Senior Member (HCIB ) of the Chartered Institute Of Bankers, Nigeria.

Dr Jidenma deploys her spare time to philanthropic work. A past President of Soroptimist International of Surulere and a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International, she is the Founder & Executive Secretary of Goddy Jidenma Foundation, noted for thought leadership in Africa. She was married to Arc Goddy Jidenma (of blessed memory) and blessed with two children.

Director

Akinola Amosun, FCCA

Director

Martin Westcott

Director

Paul Mckeown

Director

Akinola Amosun, FCCA

Mr. Amosun is a Chartered Accountant with over thirty years experience. He has served in top positions and diverse functions such as the Finance Control, Treasury and Procurement services in Nigeria and some other African countries in a Multinational FMCG Company. Earlier on, he had worked in the Financial & Advisory services arm of Price Waterhouse (now PwC) an international professional services firm. His engagements were multi sectoral and include the public sector of the economy and private sector companies in sectors such as oil & gas, banking & finance, manufacturing, services etc. Mr. Amosun brings his rich and varied experience to bear not only on the deliberations of the Board but also on sensitive and high profile client engagements by the firm in which he has been involved in.

Director

Martin Westcott

Mr. Westcott is a seasoned Management Consultant, a Fellow and Past President of the Institute of Management Consultants of Southern Africa. He was a former Managing Partner of Price Waterhouse Directors of P-E Corporate Services (Pty) Ltd, the firm that emerged after the Management Buy Out.

Mr. Westcott is an authority on Remuneration Studies in Africa. He is currently the Executive Chairman of P-E Corporation Services, a leading Human Resources Management firm and a strategic partner of Leading Edge Consulting in Africa.

Director

Paul Mckeown

Mr. Paul Mckeown is an experienced Psychologist and International Business Professional. His competences cover Clinical Psychology (Chartered in the Uk), psychological test development, management and development of assessment businesses. His experience includes setting up of talent assessment business in Europe, Asia and South America. He has an extensive understanding of the market globally and has a worldwide network in public sector and commercial organizations.

Founder/Chief Executive

Ije Jidenma FCIPM, FNIM, FIoD

Director

Edith Nnadozie

Assistant Director

Blessing Muoneme

Senior Consultant

Rebecca Abanna

Co-ordinator, LEC Outsourcing

Chinedu Chidobi

Human Resources Administrator

Esther Archibong

Founder/Chief Executive

Ije Jidenma FCIPM, FNIM, FIoD

Dr Ije Jidenma is an accomplished Management Consultant and Professional. Her areas of specialization within her over thirty years post-graduation career, span across Human Resources Management, Organisational Development , Psychometrics, Learning & Development,  Corporate Governance   and Leadership. She has also been involved in multidisciplinary transformation and  change management initiatives. she has worked assiduously in her various spheres of influence to elevate the African trajectory and narrative, bringing same to the global stage to enrich humanity. These cut across private and public sectors, international NGOs and multilateral organisations. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of Nigeria’s oldest bank, First Bank of Nigeria Limited where she serves as an Independent Non Executive Director and Chairman of its Board Governance Committee. Dr Jidenma is also a Director and the First Vice President of the Institute of Directors, the Chairman of its Finance & General-Purpose Committee and a member of the Nomination & Governance Committee. She is a foundation member of the Society for Corporate Governance of Nigeria. She also serves as a Director of the Nigeria South Africa Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Governing Council of the Nigerian British Chamber of Commerce. Dr Jidenma had successfully served as a Director on the Board of First Pension Custodian from 2011 to 2014.

She is the Chief Executive Officer of Leading Edge Consulting, a leading Human Resources & Organisational Development firm which she founded about twenty years ago. She also serves as the Managing Partner of IRC Nigeria, a member firm of the IRC global Executive Search Partnership ranked as the fastest growing and largest executive search alliance with footprints in 86 cities across six continents. In furtherance of these roles  as well as her Non executive roles, over time she has attended several Executive Development Programmes and Board Level programmes across the world’s centres of excellence such as the Lagos Business School, I.E.S.E. Business School, Harvard Business School, Cranfield School of Management, Kellogg School of Management etc  Areas of focus had included Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Leadership, Finance for the Board Room ,  Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Board Evaluation etc. 

Earlier on in her career, Dr Jidenma had worked in other private and public organizations such as  the Industrial Training Fund, Price Waterhouse ( now PwC ) and Merchant Bank of Africa where she rose through the ranks and also at the Executive Management level thereby gaining considerable experience in terms of breadth and depth . She served as the Head of Human Resources (including local & offshore training) as well as the Head of Strategic Planning of the Bank. She was appointed a Senior Lecturer at the ESUT Business School and taught Organisational Behaviour and Strategic Human Resources Management to MBA students on a part- time basis.

Dr Jidenma holds a PhD in Psychology with specialization in Psychometrics from the University of Lagos. She is an IFC Certified Board Assessor. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, Nigerian Institute of Management, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management and Institute of Management Consultants, Nigeria. 

She Has won several awards such as the Deloitte  International Women Award (2013) the Centre for Values in Leadership Role Model Award (2013) the most  respected HR Personality in Africa Award ( 2015 ) and the Global Female Leadership Impact Award  ( 2018 ) . She is conferred the Honorary Senior Member (HCIB ) of the Chartered Institute Of Bankers, Nigeria.

Dr Jidenma deploys her spare time to philanthropic work. A past President of Soroptimist International of Surulere and a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International, she is the Founder & Executive Secretary of Goddy Jidenma Foundation, noted for thought leadership in Africa. She was married to Arc Goddy Jidenma (of blessed memory) and blessed with two children.

Director

Edith Nnadozie

Assistant Director

Blessing Muoneme

Senior Consultant

Rebecca Abanna

Co-ordinator, LEC Outsourcing

Chinedu Chidobi

Human Resources Administrator

Esther Archibong

OUR CSR PROJECTS GODDY JIDENMA FOUNDATION

We love excellence in humans. That is why we devoted our support to Goddy Jidenma Foundation.

Goddy Jidenma Foundation is a non-profit, non governmental organisation set up in the memory of Arc Godwin Nwaolisa Jidenma. The foundation was founded in 2007 to advance and promote his ideals and passions which largely revolved around the celebration of human essence.

The foundation aims:

  • To quicken the spirit of selfless service and promote Public Speaking
  • To support Leadership Initiatives and provide platforms for mentorship
    • To develop the spirit of friendship and celebrate the Human Essence through dignity of labour and joy of achievement
    • To propagate ideas that would liberate the Igbo youths from psychological issues of self-concept, arising from the Nigeria civil war by promoting self discovery, cultural values, leadership and networking.
    • To promote philantrophic acts, particularly among disadvantaged groups

    Key areas of focus

    1. Public Speaking
    2. Leadership and Mentorship
    3. Igbogadi
    4. Philantrophy

    We have been supportive of the Goddy Jidenma from inception, and of recent it’s 6th Public Lecture held November 2019. As an organisation, Leading Edge Consulting will continue to support excellence in humans.

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