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TERNA SEGHER-Principal Associate/CEO/HR GENERALIST

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.

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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.

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   APERA IORWA- MBA, PMP, Senior Associate Compensation and Payroll  

Mr. Apera is responsible for developing and overseeing all compensation, payroll outsourcing and compliance projects undertaken at Ace HR Consulting. He is further responsible for all of Ace HR Consulting salary surveys, pay scale and compensation design.

Mr Apera is an expert on payroll, employee tax and pension management with further expertise in spreadsheets and accounting software including SAGE, SAP, Microsoft Excel, Project, Access and Outlook; QuickBooks, SUN System, MTX and IT systems management for external and internal office communications. He is also a specialist in finance and grant management, human resources management, organizational development and field research coordination.

Mr. Apera has led various consulting projects over the years for several organization including jump-starting the development of an e/mhealth framework and strategy for the United Nations Foundation in Nigeria, amongst others. Mr. Apera has been Team Lead/Consultant for ACCORDIA Global Health Foundation in Nigeria where he provided support for the establishment of the West African Infectious Diseases Institute (WAIDI), Abuja, Nigeria. At Wadi, Mr Apera successfully developed all operational systems – finance, human resources, grants, logistics and procurement while securing and managing a small grant for the WAIDI.

Mr. Apera has previously worked in several regular employment roles including the following:

FOSTER – Programme Operations Manager (April 2011 to March 2013).
Operations and Social Franchise Manager, The Population Council, Abuja, Nigeria. (September 2009 – April 2011).

Business Manager – Save The Children UK, Abuja, Nigeria. (January 2007 to September 2009).

Accountant, later Senior Finance Officer, Family Health International/Global HIV/AIDS Initiative Project. March 2005 to January 2007).

Accountant, Partnership For transforming Health Systems (PATHS) 2002-2005
Accountant/Support Staff to Benue Health Fund (BHF) DFID Funded – State Hospitals Management Board Makurdi, Nigeria. (2000 – 2002).

Mr Apera’s other qualifications include:

• Senior Management Development Institute (HIV/AIDS), UCLA, GIMPA, AMREF, Accra Ghana 2010.
• Project in controlled Environment (PRINCE 2) – Certified Practitioner.
• Humanitarian Logistics Development Programme, Fritz Institute of Transport and Logistics Management, UK. 2009, (un-completed).
• Operations and Logistics Management Training, Dakar, Senegal,. 2008.
• Senior Managers’ Development Programme, Dakar, Senegal 2007.
• Basic and Advance SUNS Training Nairobi Kenya,. 2007.
• Financial Management of USAID Awards, Centre for Public Management, USA. Abuja Nigeria. 2007.
• USAID Administrative Compliance Training, Centre for Public Management, USA. Abuja Nigeria. 2007.
• Training on application of New Economic Model, Dakar, Senegal.
• Certificate in Computer Application to Financial Management, Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Nigeria. 2007.
• Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) – Student.

• Association of Certified Chartered Accountants UK (ACCA) – Student.

Some of Mr. Apera’s selected team lead consultancies include the following:

• 2005 – Set-up and training of the Financial Management System for NKST Hospital Anyiin, Nigeria.
• 2006 – Budget and budget narrative for USAID OVC proposal for SCUK Nigeria.
• 2006 – Review of RRI Commercial document for SCUK Nigeria.
• 2010 – Fiduciary Risk Assessment of National Agency for the Control of AIDS.

Mr Apera has attended and facilitated in Seminars and Workshops too numerous to mention including in the areas of Full General Ledger Accounting, Auditing the Finance and Accounting Function in a Partially Commercialized Environment, Drug Revolving Fund Review,  Deferral and Exemption Review, Analysis, Interpretation and Communication of Financial Statements Information, Skills in Performance Audit, Local Governments Health Summit, GHAIN Project Finance ervice Commission planning workshop, Field Accounting and Financial Management Training, Program and Financial Management Training for GHAIN implementing agencies, Operations Research Training for health managers – March 2011 – Participant

Mr. Apera Iorwa hopes to start exploring his farming skills at the age of 60.

 

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OBISESAN AGBOOLA Senior Associate (HR Generalist)

Mr Agboola joined Ace HR Consulting Limited in 2014 as Principal Partner having previously worked as Mr Segher’s colleague at Consolidated Breweries Plc,Lagos.

AGBOOLA Emmanuel has over twenty year’s experience as Human Resources practitioner in various organisations in the manufacturing sector where he held a variety of posts. He began his career in the Textile sector where he held the post of human resource and training manager where he has extensive dealings of leading a huge workforce in various branches with a wide range of human resources and administrative assignments ranging from induction to exit management from 1990-1996.

Joined the Chemical and Non-metallic sector in 1998 but prior to this he was engaged by Westcoast for intervention in training and changing management style and organisational culture in 1997.At the Chemical and Non-metallic sector, he was able to develop strategic management of industrial relations that culminated in improved quality of service delivery. As an employee champion, he innovated and installed staff canteen and contracted health provider retainers for the workforce.

Having taken particular interest in the food and beverage industry because of the relevance of the sector in the economic life of individuals, he moved to Consolidated breweries plc in 1999 and stayed till 2006.During this period he was saddled with a wide range of responsibilities covering resourcing, reward management, performance management and strategic industrial relations communication facilitated through the setting up joint consultative committee in the organisation

Thereafter, he was at Leventis Plc group where he was seconded to their joint venture from 2008-2013 with employees comprising various ethnics and nationalities which necessitated enthronement of diversity management. At this duty post, he was able with his team to accomplish staff handbook policy review, designed reference check format, employee bond agreement, top to bottom HR self audit, training matrix, job description central to hiring and provided detailed HR process mappings.

Agboola is a member of industrial relations association, institute of personnel management of Nigeria and management institute of Nigeria. He is ACIPM, MA and MBA in Management.

 

 

GANAN GYANG- Senior Associate (HR Generalist)

Ganan joined Ace HR Consulting in 2015 and is responsible for providing support and complementing the CEO in all aspects of the company's operations.
Ganan is thoroughly schooled in people management and development having obtained his first degree in Psychology from University of Lincoln and a Masters in Human Resources Management from Anglia Ruskin University, both in the United Kingdom. He is a member of the reputed Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). 
Ganan has worked and engaged vastly in the international environment including at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom where he served as Housing Admin Officer from 2013 to April 2015. He was Student Ambassador, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom from June 2013 to October 2014. Alongside this, Ganan went briefly academic from June 2014 to July 2014 when he served as Clerical Marker-English Papers, Cambridge Assessment, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Ganan also worked as a Research Assistant with Society for Family Health (SFH) Abuja Nigeria from 2011 to 2012 before proceeding to the United Kingdom. 
Ganan brings to ACE the sterling quality that is consistent with the company in managing the projects of our clients to move our clients' HR from mundane to strategic.

 

 

EMBER YANFA – Associate (HR Generalist)

Ember joined Ace HR Consulting in September 2016, to specifically grow the marketing aspect of the business and also offer client HR Management Support.

Ember holds a first degree in Business Studies from the University of Wales, United Kingdom in 2013 and a Masters degree in Human Resources Management from Glyndwr University, also in the United Kingdom.

Ember completed her National Youth Service at Dorben Polythecnic Bwari in the year 2016 and served as an Assistant Officer in the Business Centre from 2015 to 2016, where she gained some managerial skills. She also worked with one of the Largest Company in the Hospitality Industry, Compass Group United Kingdom and Ireland from 2013 to 2015, where she managed clients’ satisfaction needs.  

Ember is currently contributing meaningfully managing various clients’ recruitment and servicing at Ace.

Ember is also an entrepreneur in her right who is specialised in Skills Acquisition.

 

 

 

OLUCHI LYNDA ATOYEBI – Associate (HR Generalist)

 

My name is Oluchi Lynda Atoyebi. I have a bachelor’s degree in political science from Ahamdu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria. I completed my national youth’s service corps in Niger state as a teacher where I learnt how to juggle tasks without compromising performance and operational excellence.  Currently, I work at Ace Human Resource Consulting as an associate where my duties include but are not limited to recruiting, conducting interviews, assisting in skill and competency analysis, creation of job descriptions, conducting needs assessment and more. In recent past, I have gained working experience; as I have served as an admin officer in Prizemark limited a private company where my duties included but  were not limited to; managing customer relation, procurement, assisting management in developing employee compensation plan and many more. I have also worked as a consultant for various companies such as Omaplex law firm, Atomike consultants where I was part of teams that conducted recruitment exercises as well as rightsizing exercises, developed company handbooks, developed HR policies for companies.

I am currently undergoing my MBA with specialization in human resource management as I am building a build a career in human resource management.

My name is Oluchi Lynda Atoyebi. I have a bachelor’s degree in political science from Ahamdu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria. I completed my national youth’s service corps in Niger state as a teacher where I learnt how to juggle tasks without compromising performance and operational excellence.  Currently, I work at Ace Human Resource Consulting as an associate where my duties include but are not limited to recruiting, conducting interviews, assisting in skill and competency analysis, creation of job descriptions, conducting needs assessment and more. In recent past, I have gained working experience; as I have served as an admin officer in Prizemark limited a private company where my duties included but  were not limited to; managing customer relation, procurement, assisting management in developing employee compensation plan and many more. I have also worked as a consultant for various companies such as Omaplex law firm, Atomike consultants where I was part of teams that conducted recruitment exercises as well as rightsizing exercises, developed company handbooks, developed HR policies for companies.

I am currently undergoing my MBA with specialization in human resource management as I am building a build a career in human resource management. 

 

 

 

Ayo Tolulope Akande 

My name is Ayo Tolulope Akande. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from University of Abuja. I am also qualified as a Computer Engineer. I have worked in different walks of life which has honed my versatility and resilience and has heightened my productivity in a fast-paced world of Human Resources Management.

On professional front, my training as a Computer Engineer availed me the opportunity to work as a free-lance and Full-time computer. I worked with Bismark Computers, where I managed all their computers, used for cyber-café and administrative purposes. I also worked with Alberto Technologies as a Project Coordinator, where I oversaw the preparation of necessary documents and interfacing with clients. I also worked as a freelance marketer for PWAN Homes Nigeria Limited and for Konga Online Market.

I also work as a Public Speaker, and a professional trainer.

 

 

 

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FAITH OKPANACHI - Manager, Payroll projects

Faith Okpanachi – Payroll Manager Associate

Faith is directly responsible for directly managing and upkeeping the outsourced payroll projects at Ace. He provides additional support regarding salary surveys, pay scale and compensation design..

Faith is a long practicing hands-on expert in upkeep, preparation and implementation of payroll and employee relations matters. He directly drives the day to day interface with clients to ensure credible and strict compliance required statutorily, such as PAYE tax, pension, NSITF, insurance, etc.

Faith is an expert in the knowledge and application of spreadsheets and accounting software including Microsoft Excel, Access, QuickBooks, SUN System, Sage payroll and ICT management systems.

Other areas of Faith’s expertise include employee data administration and employee rewards and welfare management.

Faith has over 8 years of experience in HR and payroll Management and Industrial Relations across a wide range of demanding roles and work conditions including designing the organisational structure and HR policy manual for enterprise Companies. Faith’s regular employment work experience include working as Payroll Officer for Suburban West Africa and its five subsidiaries (Suburban Telecom, Suburban Systems, Suburban SBVI, Suburban Broadband & CTAccess Ltd) for over eight years.

Faith has a B.sc in Accountancy and MBA in Human Resources Management, Certificate in Accounts and Audits etc. He has attended several training courses such as improving and updating knowledge and skills in workforce compensation, reward strategies, tactics to attract and retain human resource and talents, etc.

Faith is a member of Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN). Faith is married with children.

 

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   Sulaiman A. Sulaiman– Business Development Executive

Sulaiman A. Sulaiman is qualified with an MBA. He has membership of Nigerian Institute of management, Nigerian College of Accountancy, Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria, Institute of Management Consultant and Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. His management expertise experience covers project management, Operations, Marketing and Business Development. Sulaiman has further expertise and intense hands-on experience in cash management, cost management and marketing. He has worked vastly in the General Manager, Marketing Manager and Operations Manager roles within the Banking and commercial sectors.

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