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Olufunke Akinjiyan
Learning and Talent Management Director at Jacobs


Olufunke Akinjiyan is Learning & Talent Management Director for the Middle east. She comes with over 10 years’ experience in engaging, managing, designing, delivering learning programs across various global MNCs. She is Committed to, developing and delivering result producing L&TM strategies and solutions which include and not limited to executive coaching, developing talent, and enhancing leadership capabilities across the board.

Olufunke began her career with Gallup as a senior associate consultant, she then went on to shell oil producing as an L&D Consultant, Exxon Mobil as a Regional Learning & Development Partner in the Middle East. After that she took on the same role with Schlumberger for the Middle east region. Her last role was Senior learning and talent Manager for the Middle east and Africa at Thales group

Olufunke holds an MBA from Henley business school, an MSC from University of Manchester and a bachelor’s degree in Political science and HR from the University of Ibadan Nigeria.

With her strong background within Human Resource Management with a focus on Learning and Talent Management, Olufunke brings diverse knowledge and experience to every program to delivers result.

Agenda Sessions

  • PANEL DISCUSSION: Rethinking Talent Management for a Post-Covid World