TERNA SEGHER-CEO/HR GENERALIST/FACILITATOR-TRAINER
ACE HR CONSULTING was founded in 2011 by an association of HR Professionals and headed Mr. Terna Segher. Mr. Segher has over 20 years post graduate experience managing HR programs in international and local organizations including the following:
Senior HR Officer (Head), Family Health International Nigeria at inception of FHI Nigeria from 2004 to 2007.
HR Administrator (Head), US Government’s Education for Development and Democracy Initiative Community Resource Center Project in Nigeria in 2003 to 2004. Country Human Resources Manager Asea Brown Boveri Nigeria (ABBNG) 2009 -2010; Personnel and Administration Manager, West Africa Milk Company (Nig) Plc (Friesland Dairy Foods of Holland) – Integrated Dairy Farm Division, 1993 – 2001; Head of HR, Suburban Telecommunication West Africa (Nig) Ltd) 2008. HR Manager, Consolidated Breweries (Nig) Plc Nigeria. Other Appointments:
Appointed by the ENHANSE (USAID)/Futures Group International, Washington DC in 2008 to create a staff manual for National AIDS & STD Control Program (NASCP) of Nigeria within the context of public service rules and regulations and NASCP goals, objectives, strategies and key components. (2008).
Appointed as National Consultant to work on the UK Department for International Development (DFID) support program for PRINN to review the distribution and utilization of health human resources in Jigawa state Nigeria within the context of the minimum health package. (2008).
Appointed by development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC) Kano under organization by the Institute of International Education (IIE) USA to coordinate an assessment study of organizations providing leadership development training in Nigeria. (2008).
Mr. Segher has attended several local and international HR trainings, has a BA degree in Public Administration from Ahmadu Bello University in 1986 and is pursuing an MBA degree in Human Resources Management. He is Associate, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (ACIPM), Associate, Chartered Nigerian Institute of Management (AMNIM). Mr. Segher was elected award winner for integrity during his National Service in 1987. He has received numerous specialized trainings in scope of Human Resources Management locally and internationally.
Beyond business, Mr Segher is a "hommie" who enjoys spending his leisure time with family and friends. Also he loves his jogging time, playing chess and table tennis with his great kids; and of course tending to his dog, "Senator" and his expectant team of rabbits, local chickens and Cane rats (Grass Cutters) in his home backyard. Mr Segher is also a philantropist who derives much fulfilment in helping those with various needs that he can meet.
DR IFY URAIH- Principal Associate- Training, On-Boarding & Lagos Projects
Dr. Uraih Leads and facilitates all New-hire, On-Boarding and Training Programs for Ace’s clients, supported by our team. He also oversees all of Ace's projects at Lagos, South-south, South-east, South-west Nigeria and as is necessary nationwide.
Dr Uraih together with Mr Segher, Ace's CEO, are currently defining their concept innovation of “Employee branding” at Ace. "Employee branding” is Ace's client-focused customized recruitment and on-boarding process that aims to facilitate the acculturation and imbibing of innovative thinking and behavior amongst the workforce/employees to act and champion the values and mission of their organizations while taking pride in being employees of such organizations; from day one.
Dr Uraih is also the Chief Trainer at Ace while further helping to support clients in their business innovation, acquisition and diversification planning and execution.
Dr Uraih is a graduate of the University of Ibadan and the University of Lagos, and an alumnus of the Lagos Business School. He received intensive Management, Leadership and Marketing training in Nigeria, the UK, Holland, Spain, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the US, Switzerland and South Africa during his working career in Glaxo Nigeria Plc (now GlaxoSmithKline) and West Africa Milk Company Nigeria Plc (now FrieslandCampina-Wamco Plc.).
Dr Uraih is an all-rounder of sort as he began careering in Vertinary Medicine and accomplished in Human Resources, Training, Marketing, and Business Development. As Head of Marketing at FrieslandCampina Wamco Plc, Dr Uraih innovated the now long-standing promo Peak Milk-Nigeria Super Eagles partnership concept.
He has over 35 years post graduate experience working and consulting for various organizations in Human Resources, Sales and Marketing, Business Development, New Product Development, General Management, and Training and Development. He is arguably a best among Trainers in Nigeria and has been in the Lead for Ace in the World Bank, GEM Project, mentoring twelve MSMEs in Sales and Marketing and ensuring that their businesses are run professionally, and the grants received by these MSMEs are utilized profitably as demanded under the GEM Partnership.
He also led the PVL team that effectively turned around the fortunes of Crown Flour Mills Limited (CFM) and made it a strong number 3 in Nigeria’s Flour milling industry. PVL repositioned CFM’s flag ship brands – Supreme and Superb and brought back lapsed users thus giving the company the critical cash flow it needed to survive. He helped PVL initiate the development and launch of a third brand which is a second transformation product – Cherie Instant Noodles. The objective was to shore up margins for the company and increase profitability.
He further facilitated the Niyya Food and Drinks Company Ltd, Kaduna to set up a Sales and Marketing Department. Niyya is an upstart company with 3000 hectares farm. It has an all year earth dam that provides adequate irrigation water for the orchard and vegetable fields, as well as water for the livestock and fish farm. The Dairy and Juice plants are equipped using the highest standards and the factory is poised to process all the products from the Farm orchards and fruits from other farms as well, using local Nigerian fresh fruits. Uraih’s role was to ensure proper branding of the products, employ sales and marketing personnel and train them properly to be able to meet the challenges of this market. Under his purview, the range of Farm Pride Products – yogurts and fruit drinks were successfully launched.
Dr. Uraih served as Marketing Facilitator at the Lagos Business School (Pan African University) in the Senior Management Program for Executive MBA for 5 years and Customer Service facilitator for Small business owners at EDS, Pan African University. He co-serves as Chief Consultant of Proventures Limited (PVL), a boutique firm of Marketing Consultants, Chairman of OTS Limited, an Out of Home Advertising company, Chairman of Black & Precious, a Creative Advertising Agency, Chairman of SB Morgen Intelligence, a Marketing Research Firm and a member of board of directors of Arena Signages Ltd, a company specialized in stadia branding for the Nigerian Premier league.
He is former Chairman, Body of Fellows of the National Institute of Marketing, Nigeria, Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Institute of Direct Sales and Marketing Management, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK, Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management, UK and Member of the American Marketing Association. He is arguably a best among Trainers in Nigeria.
Dr Uraih has attended several HR Management, Leadership and generic Sales and Marketing Courses and workshops worldwide. The international exposure he obtained working for affiliate companies and networking with colleagues across the globe and his multi-disciplinary background vastly enriched his experience and better prepared him for complex challenges amongst the multiracial clientele that Ace is supporting
He is married with children.
SEGHER SAMUEL IORHOM- Principal Associate, Strategic Management
Sam is a 1982 graduate of Automation of the Institute of Technology, University of Nice, France. Having worked for several years post-NYSC, first with the Ajaokuta Steel Company and later with Chevron, he returned to the University of Benin, where he acquired a second-class Upper Division in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2004. He attended further long-term trainings in Russia and the USA then continued his career at Chevron Nigeria Limited for a total of 28 years until his recent retirement in end of 2018.
Sam has considerable on-the-job Human Resource knowledge and human relations skills which was an integral part of his job. His wealth of experience, spanning a total of about 35 years, includes operations and maintenance, business process design and management.
His professional training as an Electrical Engineer has enabled him to successfully function in several different roles over the years, gathering broad experience across the wide spectrum of services and subjects including procurement, office management, contracts and bids, conferences, operations and maintenance, business process design and management, and personnel development committees, focusing on employee selection and development. He has good people skills and high proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of applications.
Sam has received diverse training in personnel and team development from several organizations across the globe over the years, and was one of the lead speakers at the Siemen's Global Sales Appreciation Conference, Lisbon, Portugal in January 2018.
He is a consummate family man who treasures his quality time with the family.
AJIBIKE ADEWOLE- Associate (HR Generalist)
Ms Adewole has been working with Ace on project basis since early 2016 and now joins fully as Senior Associate.
Ms Adewole’s summary background include, Education, Qualifications:
2015 - 2017, London School of Business and Finance MBA in Human Resources - In view.
Folwyn Nigeria Limited Wuse II, Abuja Nigeria March - April 2016 Human Resource Consultant.
British Gas, Manchester, United Kingdom November 2010 – November 2011 Customer Care Team Leader, November 2011 – November 2012 Team Manager, December 2012 – September 2014 Human Resource Manager, October 2014 – January 2016, Learning Coach.
October 2007 – July 2010 Student Representative on the Science Faculty Board, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
July 2010 Student Representative on the Board of Studies Duties Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
February – April 2009 Chair of organizational committee for International SundayPortsmouth, United Kingdom.
Ms Adewole's interests include cooking, hiking and travelling.
BABATUNDE ADETORO AFUWAPE - Senior Associate (HR Generalist)
A graduate of Business Administration and Managerial Psychology with cumulative years of experience spanning 26 years, he has wide range of experience in General Administrative Duties, Human Resources Management, Budgeting and control, Office Administration, and Protocol & Logistics Management. He began his career with the ALUPROM Nigeria Limited as an Administrative Officer. This was followed by 10 progressive years of experience in the largest Voluntary, Non-Profit making and Non-Governmental Organization that offers Reproductive Health & Family Planning services in Nigeria - PLANNED PARENTHOOD FEDERATION OF NIGERIA.
For over 16 years, he worked with the USAID funded Project/Cooperating Agency and Bi-lateral Project of both the governments of the United States of America and Nigeria, namely POLICY Project(USAID) from 2001 to 2004 & ENHANSE Project (USAID) from 2004 to June 16, 2009. While on these projects, he provided oversight and leadership for the HR, Administrative, and Finance functions of each of these organizations. That involved Human Resources Management, Financial Management, Contracts Administration, Office Administration, and Protocol & Logistics Management. He also played key role in the close-out of the two projects.
Babatunde was the Administrative Manager of the International Centre for AIDS Care and Treatment Program (ICAP)/Nigeria from June, 2009 to September, 2011. ICAP was a program of the MAILMAN School of Public Health, Columbia University and funded by the Center for Disease Control-CDC/United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He was responsible and accountable for high-level administrative management for the fast paced ICAP Nigeria Program, maintaining a productive and professional work environment that was focused on supporting the needs of the organization. He played key role in tendering and procurement processes involving the development of policies/guidelines and template to facilitate an enduring and transparent procurement processes. He also successfully led a team that was saddled with the responsibility of moving ICAP central office from its old location to a new office. Following successful transition to the Centre for Integrated Health Programs (CIHP), eHeHH he was re-designated as Senior HR & Admin Manager for the Centre for Integrated Health Programs (CIHP).
He later worked as the Associate Director, Management Support Services at CIHP Central office, Abuja. In that role, he provided leadership and strategic direction for the Human Resources, Administration, and Information Technology functions of CIHP. He assumed the role on 1st November, 2013 until project closed out on 29th September, 2017.
Babatunde holds a Professional Masters Degree in Managerial Psychology from the University of Ibadan. In addition, He possesses a Higher National Diploma obtained at Upper Credit level from the Yaba College of Technology, Yaba – Lagos, Nigeria. In pursuance of his professional career, he attended several professional courses and seminars including the USAID Administrative Compliance, Awards, and Financial systems. He also attended leadership course at the Sight Power Institute, Dubai, UAE in 2015. A full member of The Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM)-Chartered and an alumnus of Lagos Business School, he has strong computer skills; good organizational and problem solving abilities. His written and oral communication skills are excellent.
TIMOTHY ABOH Ph.D.-Principal Associate/HR Generalist/Facilitator-Trainer
Dr Aboh is an accomplished professional of nearly three decades impacting consistent success as business manager, innovator, administrator and educator. He is reputed for conceiving and building HR programs from the ground up through proven competencies in program management, workforce development and capacity building. His career background includes developing and implementing business and corporate programs for consistent improvement in productivity of executives at all levels.
Dr Aboh’s education includes a Ph.D, Industrial Management from the University of Missouri-Columbia U.S.A., M.Sc. Industrial Management from the University of Wisconsin-stout, Menomonie, U.S.A, B.Sc. Industrial Technology, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, U.S.A., etc.
He was Recipient, Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement in the 1978-79 academic year. Graduated Cum Laude, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie U. S. A. 1979; and 3rd place position in the Young Managers’ Competition, 1987 organized by the Nigerian Institute of Management NIM.
As previous Management Training Manager Volkswagen of Nigeria Limited. Dr Aboh taught general management and supervisory courses to managers and supervisors respectively. He trained as a Trainer and managers on the Management Model, “Company Philosophy” of Volkswagen companies worldwide (USA, Germany and Canada) and innovatively modified the Management Model and adapted it to the Nigerian Business Environment and Culture, further coaching Nigerian Managers on the model, which enabled them to take over from the several expatriates they were understudying; thus building local capacity and conserving huge Forex which otherwise could have been expended for training abroad.
Dr Aboh was Head, Human Resources, Consolidated Breweries PLC, a subsidiary of Heineken International, 1993 – 2009; Group Deputy General Manager Personnel, AG Leventis Group & Co. (NIG) Plc, Member of the Leventis Group- Nigeria Bottling Cpmpany Plc, Delta Glass Plc, Leventis Technical Plc, Leventis Motors Plc, and Leventis Stores. He functioned as Internal Consultant to theses Group of companies, providing expert advice and directions on management recruitment and development, Industrial Relations, Performance Measurement, Compensation Package Surveys and Design. His personal development includes various global trainings including in Canada, Toronto, Volksburg, Nairobi, Cairo, etc. He also participated in the reputed EMPRETEC Entrepreneurship Workshop organized by the United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporation and Management Division; Volkswagen Group Seminar on “Management Attitude and Behavior” of the Volkswagen of America INC, Volkswagen Group Seminar on “Cooperative Management of Independent Colleagues” by Volkswagen of America INC, Management II Seminar conducted at the University of Michigan USA by the Graduate School of Business Administration; “Performance Management System Workshop” organized by Price Waterhouse Associates.
Dr Aboh has designed and implemented comprehensive succession plans and development programs across organizations, introducing the concept of response-time for HR policy information from several days to within minutes; creating continuous improvement culture in client companies by designing and implementing simple but effective performance management that is linked to competitive compensation, etc.
He actively collaborated and is highly reputed with, .Association of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employers (AFBTE), Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA), and other professional bodies.
He is fellow of the Institute of Industrial Management, Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN), and Member “EMPRETEC ”business Forum Nigeria,“ COPE Committee of Personnel Experts, Certified Trainer Volkswagen of America Inc. Not the least, certified as a Nigerian National Technical Teacher in 1975 to teach Physics, Mathematics, Technical Drawing and Electronics-Electricity.
Ever academic, training and writing, Dr Aboh’s published works include a 2011 hardcover, 303 Pages book on the menace and suggested solutions for unemployment in Nigeria, see this link for more information: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/ABOHGROUP.
At ACE HUMAN RESOURCES CONSULTING where Dr Aboh is now fully committed, he is putting in all consulting effort to further HR awareness, champion organizational development and restructuring, people development and Capacity building, facilitating small business to thrive, help business turn around, align HR department to business mission, business acquisitions, projects startups and design. Dr Aboh hopes and enjoys to meet with old and prospective clients of Ace HR Consulting.
He is married, a grandfather and has a stint in political programs and philanthropy involved with helping the less privileged
OGUNMOLA UDODE AFOLABI - (Senior Associate, Payroll)
Mr. Afolabi has over 15 years hand-on experience in Payroll Administration, Accounting and Financial Management. His academic qualifications include MBA, HND and OND Accounting and Finance. Mr Afolabi is memberCertified National Accountant (CNA), Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (ACTI), Forensic Accounting Certification Training, and Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria, 2014.
Mr Afolabi has acquired the Advanced Financial Management Training, Global Galaxy Consult in Dubai 2014 and Management of Internal Controls, Budgeting & Financial Management SFCG, Dakar Senegal in 2016; .
Prioir to joining Ace, Mr. Afolabi has served in various top professional capacities including as Finance Manager, Vision Project, USAID, EngenderHealth/JHU, 2001 to 2004; Senior Finance Manager, FHI360 GHAIN/USAID 2005 to 2006 and 2008- Dec, 2011; Senior Finance, Grants & Compliance Officer, Catholic Relief Services AIDSRelief Project, 2006 to 2008; Conditional Cash Transfer Advisor NPHCDA/FMOH (SURE-P Project, 2012 to 2015; and Grants Compliance Manager, Search For Common Ground (PWA11 Project) 2015 to June 2017. )
Mr. Afolabi is extensively involved in financial capacity building including facilitating the Capacity Building Accountant, FHI360 (SIDHAS Project) 2013; UNFPA Payroll Management Consultant, 2014 and Organizational Development Consultant, Financial (ODA) FHI360/Deloitte (SIDHAS Project) 2016.
EFFIOM GERTRUDE EKEME-Associate (HR Generalist)
Ms Ekeme is a graduate of Masters degree in International Human Resource Management from Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom. She has Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) in view and also holds a BSc Mass Communication from Cross River University of Technology, Nigeria.
Ms Ekeme’s worked as HR/Admin Assistant at Aiivon Innovation Hub Abuja up until 2018 when she joined Ace. Prior to that, she worked with BDF Global Services Limited, London, United Kingdom as Assistant Training Coordinator/ Admin Assistant. She began gaining relevant work experience during National service (NYSC) where she worked as HR Assistant/Administrative Staff at Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET), Abuja, Nigeria from Sept. 2014 to Aug. 2015. She also worked with Steve Nicks Ventures, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. part-time from 2011-2013.
She was a distinguished youth who served as Vice President National Association of Bakassi Students (NABAS) in 2010-2013, Hostel and Games prefect, Akim Akim Model High School in 2004-2005, best Athlete of the year 2004/2005, and President, Sanctified Youth Fellowship in 2012-2014.
Ms Ekeme is a HR Generalist of skilled Active learnership, good communicator, service oriented, strong people manager, and conceptual and analytical skills. She brings all her skills to bear in support to Ace’s esteemed clients.
Her Hobbies and personal interests include dancing, researching, travelling meeting new people and exploring major cities and different cultures.
JOHN IGBOKA, Senior Associate, Payroll, Salary Surveys & Compensation Design.
John is a fully accomplished expert an authority in Salary and Compensation matters. His incredible Professional Memberships include CFE- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 2013; CFA- The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria 2011; ACTI - Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, 1999; AMNIN- Nigerian Institute of Management 1998; FCA -The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria 1997; and ACA- The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria- 1987.
Educationally, John holds MBA (Finance & Banking, Anambra State University of Technology, Enugu 1989,BSc (Accounting), 1984, University of Nigeria Nsukka; and Diploma in Computer Software & Application, 1989, Anambra State University of Technology, Enugu. John received valuable professional trainings including Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Fraud Examination training in 2013, London Business School, Human Resources Strategy in Transforming Organizations in 2007. John also received training in Forensic Accounting from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), in 2011 and Effective Project Management Programme of the Lagos Business School in 2001.
Prior to joining ACE as Associate, John worked in many advanced, complex financial and management roles. He was Consultant, Worldwide Forensic Audit and Financial Examination where he trained Staff of the office of Head of Service of the Federation of Nigeria in Forensic Accounting in April 2016. He also trained Staff of the office of Accountant General of the Federation of Nigeria in Fraud Examination in April 2016. Other of John’s professional accomplishments include the following:
John has conducted several salary surveys, developed pay scales and designed several compensation schedules in his career. He continues to same at ACE.
John enjoys visiting universities and holding talk-back coaching with upcoming Accounting students.
John is happily married with children.
WADA ADAJI – Associate (HR Generalist)
Mr Adaji is a seasoned administrator and Human Resources personnel with over 20 years of professional experience in developmental and public health sectors with 17 years of professional experience in the INGO sector and five years of rendering quality consulting services.
His professional career includes:
Deputy Manager, Human Resources/Administration – Association for Reproductive and Family Health, 2011 – 2012.
Zonal Administrative/HR Officer – Family Health International (FHI 360), 2006 – 2010.
Secretary/Administrative officer – Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA), 1995 – 2005.
After Mr Adaji’s days at FHI360 he was a Human Resource Consultant to PADEC Solution Concept Ltd, Rotobo Global Enterprise, IBrownson Limited, Fastrack Business Team and Family Health International (360).
Mr Adaji acquired considerable hands-on experience in diverse aspects of administration, project supervision and monitoring, conference planning and management, office and facilities management, travels/ticketing, logistics, fleet administration, procurement, inventory management, program management support services, staff recruitment and placement, training and development, performance management, industrial and employee relations, public relations, contracts and working condition negotiations, review of human resources policies and procedures, health/safety and welfare management of staff, mentoring etc.
Educationally, Mr Adaji holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos, professional degree in Kaduna Polytechnic/Chicago College of Commerce, USA. Presently Mr Adaji is pursuing a program in Public Administration at Kogi State University, Anyigba. Mr Adaji has been privileged to attend numerous performance enhancing course/seminars as well as health-related training health-related training over the years (locally and in USA) in general management, human resources management, travel/logistics management, inventory management, project management, risk and security management and youth development and reproductive health programs, etc.
Ayo Tolulope Akande - Executive Associate
Ayo is a Second Class Upper graduate of Chemistry from University of Abuja. Ayo has worked in different spheres of life and acquired good on-the-job HR knowledge and human relations skill which has equipped him to be an asset and of huge support in our fast- paced work environment at ACE.
His training as a Computer Engineer has availed him the opportunity to work as a free-lance computer service personnel where he acquired vast computer application skills including high proficiency in Microsoft office suites. His other previous work experience include employments at Bismark Computers, Alberto Technologies, and freelance marketing consultant for PWAN Homes Nigeria Limited and for Konga Online Market. Ayo has also served as Research Assistant.
In these endeavours, Ayo has developed high resourcefulness in people engagement, multi-tasking, and acquired very essential organizational and management skills. His High computer literacy skills and ability to apply the Microsoft office suites positions him as an essential team member and an all-rounder at Ace. He simply is a facilitator of efficiency and results; and remains an asset to Ace as Management Associate/HR Intern.