My life’s work is best captured in people development, organizational design, institutional development and impact through social enterprise.

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An emerging HR thought leader with interest in People Development, Organizational Design and Institutional Change. His focus is on helping organizations design and align long-term strategic aspirations with people-centered initiatives required to drive performance, profitability and growth efficiently bearing in mind the realities of the new world of work. 

He is currently the Group Head, Human Resources for Consolidated Hallmark Insurance where he is responsible for providing strategic leadership for all people-related aspirations across the Group including Hallmark HMO, CHI Micro Insurance and GTL. 

Gbenga’s professional HR experience spans about 12 years in consulting and practice with different organizations from major sectors of the Nigerian economy, as well as Africa and Europe. He is also a Partner at Alan&Grant – a boutique People Development Company delivering bespoke solutions to organizations in core six (6) practice areas; Advisory, Strategy Design & Execution, Learning & Organization Design, Recruitment & Executive Selection, Outsourcing & Workforce Management, People Analytics & Surveys. 

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In a bit to scale the impact of development initiatives, Gbenga also serves in Advisory capacity on the board of;

  1. Tri Learning – Tributary Initiative for Learning plays an active role in the TVET space as a not-for-profit organization that provides support in Education and Training to secondary schools and technical institutions to equip the future workforce to gain relevant market skills in demand and for the future. We support the needs of groups especially women that are socially and economically disadvantaged to become better actors in their communities. Visit website 
  2. SheCan Nigeria – is a woman focused empowerment platform set up to help the women from different strata in the society to realize there potential and develop the required capabilities in achieving success through collaboration and empowerment to become active players and contributors in our world today. A movement designed to drive a change in culture and perception – the overall goal is to empower adolescent girls and women through strategic learning events, education support initiatives, mentoring, counseling, Vocational skills as well as Community Empowerment programs; grooming them to become change agents in their various communities and Industries. Visit website

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