About Winifred


An established high performer with an excellent track record, Winifred is a Lawyer and experienced HR professional with over 20 years of work experience, largely in multinational environments. She is currently responsible for a large portfolio covering Human Resources, IT, Corporate Communications and Services, Government Relations, Legal and general administration and operations of the business.

Prior to joining Energia, she headed each of these sole functions: Human Resources, Legal, Admin, Corporate Communications and Services etc.

In her HR experience, she has served in all areas of the employment life cycle within the financial services industry, legal services, telecoms and FMCG sectors right from the base level to senior leadership/Executive management.

She has HR experience in the following areas: Business Partnering responsibilities, Performance Management, Organization and Talent Development, Career Management, Culture and Change programs, Learning Management, Workforce Management, Succession & Career planning, Industrial relations and Diversity at work.

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She has partnered with business leaders to drive business results through people and have worked in both unionized, non-unionized and semi-unionized environments. I have spent the last 15 years of my career in Leadership positions, the last 10 years in senior management roles with over 6 years at the Executive Leadership level.

She has simultaneously covered corporate communications and stakeholder management roles including CSR and community issues in the oil and gas sector.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law, a Masters degree also in Law and an MSC in International Human Resource Management from Cranfield University, UK. I’m a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN) and a member of the learning and development faculty of the institute. I’m also an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and serve on the Nigerian board of SHRM as Executive Director.

Winifred is the founder and CEO of WinifredUnusual Productions, a company through which she expresses her passion for film with several productions already done.

She is the author of the book “Unusual Career Story”, which launched in 2020.
She loves to provoke thoughts in people and by doing so propel them to act in any area of life where they need to be catalyzed into action. She shares these thoughts weekly on her platform called Quirky thots.

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