Deji Ishmael

Deji works with Organisations and Leadership teams to craft and implement winning strategies for their businesses, build and grow high-performing teams whilst enabling successful transformations.

Currently, he is the Practice Lead at Afrissance Limited, overseeing the Organisational Health and Change Management practices. Prior to Afrissance, he spent over 20 years in senior management and leadership positions at a number of multinationals across Europe, United States and Africa with experience spanning Technology, Financial services, Government Agencies and Oil & Gas sectors.

In his current role, he focuses on strategy formulation, transformation and leadership team development. As an International Consulting Partner with TableGroup, he is adept at helping companies use Table Group’s Advantage Model to create healthy high performing organisations. As a PROSCI Certified Advanced Instructor (PCAI), he is part of a select group of instructors accredited globally to deliver public PROSCI Change Management methodology certification in addition to providing change management consulting and advisory services. He delivers Leadership Intervention programs for Helmsley Fraser’s Fortune 500 clients as an independent consultant and being an Insights Licensed Practitioner and Coach; he uses the Insights tools mainly to underpin his work on team dynamics, culture and leadership insights.

As a committed volunteer, he serves on the Community Engagement Committee of the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation PMIEF – pmief.org  (Global Educational Foundation of the Project Management Institute – pmi.org) championing project management educational interventions and disaster recovery initiatives across Africa and continues to sit on the corporate board of PMI Nigeria. Previously he served as a founding member of the PMI Lagos, Nigeria Chapter (2005), and was President of the Chapter before becoming the Region Mentor for PMI Chapters in Africa from 2010 – 2013.

Deji is an alumni of BATH University (MBA program), Said Business School, Oxford & HEC University combined Executive Masters Programme – Coaching and Consulting for Change. He is also an alumni of the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class.

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