Akin Oparison is a senior fellow at Lagos Business School with over 25 years' management and leadership experience in blue-chip multinational companies. Oparison obtained his master's degree and Doctorate in Business Policy and Organisational Development from the University of Wales, Cardiff.
He was a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked on a wide range of assignments including Organizational development and change management interventions, executive resourcing, performance and talent management in private-sector organisations ranging from FMCG companies, financial service organisations, banks, pharmaceutical companies, as well as public-sector client organisations.
For over seven years, Oparison was HR Vice President for Shell's Downstream Business in Africa, a member of the Executive Management Team for Shell Oil Products Africa, and the Shell Downstream Global HR Leadership team based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
He also held senior executive HR positions in Sterling Winthrop and British American Tobacco, which have seen him working in Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Kenya, Russia and South Africa.
Oparison has conducted training programmes in Sri-Lanka, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom, among others.