Habiba Balogun is the director and principal consultant of Habiba Balogun Consulting Limited, an Organisation Effectiveness and HR Consultancy, and an Independent Director of ACCION Microfinance Bank. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in French and Italian from the University of London, a Masters degree in Organisational Management, including Leadership Coaching and Team Facilitation, from George Washington University, Washington DC, and is a fellow of the Aspen Leadership Network and the Africa Leadership Initiative. She is also a certified NLP Practitioner and a social commentator.

In her twenty four-year career, she has worked with clients consulting and training in the US, Europe, Africa and Asia, and all over Nigeria including the Niger-Delta. Before establishing her own consulting firm in 2007 she progressed through various roles and industries including Banking, Manufacturing, Import-Export, Education, and Oil & Gas gaining experience and expertise in Leadership, Management, Corporate Affairs, Human Resources, Public Relations, Management Consulting, Learning & Development, Event Management, and Diversity & Inclusiveness.

She was the pioneer corporate affairs manager in Credit Lyonnais Nigeria (now Access Bank PLC). She gained start-up entrepreneurial experience with Waxtall (Customised Doormats), County Estates (Property Development), Newman (Conferencing and Consulting), and Timbuktu Media (publishers of 234NEXT). All the companies are still in operation. She also worked for 5 years as an internal Organisation Development consultant for Shell E&P Nigeria & Africa.

Her qualifications include:

  • 16 years experience in Organization Development, Change & Project Management
  • 24 years experience in public relations, customer relations & marketing
  • Keen insight into the challenges of organizational systems and leadership
  • Leadership skills including strategy, coaching, performance improvement, and conflict management
  • HR start-ups, and HR restructuring in large and small organisations

 

In collaboration with her husband, she has supported projects, exhibitions and publications preserving the history and heritage of Lagos including the 2nd edition of Lagos: A City at Work, and most recently in 2009 the reprint of Building Lagos by Akinsemoyin and Vaughan. She is also the publisher of five books. Women in the Law, a research book in 2009, and To Serve in Truth and Justice, an autobiography in 2010 both by the first female attorney-general of Lagos State Mrs H. Ade Balogun International Diplomacy and Palace Politics, the memoirs in 2010 by Ambassador Abdullahi I. Atta, Habiba’s Habitat, a compilation of her blogs and articles in 2010, and most recently, in 2012 I Will Not Let God Down, the biography of Justice Princess Omosede Omorodion written by her husband, Anthony Omorodion.

She is a sought-after moderator, trainer, and public speaker, and is actively involved in several not-for-profit & social entrepreneurship organizations in Nigeria:

  • Founding Director of Lagos Preparatory School, British Curriculum primary school, COBIS accredited British Curriculum primary school
  • Director and Facilitator of award-winning Fate Foundation, Wealth Creation via entrepreneurship Advisory Board Member, Mentor, and Facilitator, WISCAR, Mentoring programme for Women in Successful Careers
  • Chairperson and Trainer of KIND – Kudirat Initiative for Democracy, Leadership for women & girls
  • Trustee of Ikoyi Nursery School, Oldest International Nursery in Nigeria
  • Moderator of annual Small World fundraising event for International Women’s Organisation for Charity
  • Mentor, Women Mentoring Women for Ideabuilders
  • Editor of Legacy annual newsletter, and the Railway Museum newsletter both for the Environmental & Historical Interest Group
  • Supporter of Freedom Foundation Genesis House, Rehabilitation of child prostitutes