Shola Ajani is the Principal Consultant at Shola Ajani Consulting (SAC). He is also the Founder of the School of Consulting as well as the Chairman of the Governing Council. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultant (FIMC) and Fellow, Certified Management Consultant (FCMC).


Shola Ajani is a Business Management Consultant with over 25 years experience and expertise gained working in UK, Europe, USA and Africa.

His core competency area and expertise is working with organisations in the following areas;


Business Performance Improvement
Cost Reductions and Optimisation
News Market Development and
Talent Management



A major career highlight is the CNN International Documentary on his work on Talent Management  - Watch Video Here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic7dggkZBSE

A professional experience spanning 25 years plus since 1990. He is a 1988 Graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, Nigeria. In 1990, He left for the United Kingdom for his MSc Degree Programme.

He started his working career in the UK in 1992 as a Project Manager with Springboard Housing Association.

​He is a former Certified Trainer for the Chartered Institute of Housing. In 2003, he was seconded to the Office of the British Deputy Prime Minister to facilitate training on Step Change - Change Management.​

He is also a pioneer of online recruitment in Nigeria, which opened the gateway for international recruitment, hence Nigerians abroad were able to return to jobs in their home country. Shola has organised over 10 global recruitment events, the highlight being the first ever 30-day recruitment tour across the USA and Canada in 2008 - this led to the CNN documentary.

​In his journey he has acquired great skills, knowledge and experience which has led to the following achievements;

Management Consulting Projects

  • ​Organisational Design and Restructuring

  • Strategy & Organisational Development

  • Turn around and Performance Improvement

  • Organisational Change & Transformation

  • ​Talent Management & Human Resource Audits

  • New Market & Product Development Solutions

Learning & Development Consulting Projects

  • ​High Potentials Leadership Development Programme

  • Designed, Developed and Delivered over 1000 Training events over last 20 years

  • Setting up of Heritage Housing; a Recruitment & Training provider

  • Instrumental in training and placing over 500 individuals in careers in UK Public sector

  • Certified Trainer, Chartered Institute of Housing, United Kingdom

  • Delivered Step Change Training for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, UK

Product Innovations & Achievements

  • ​Created the first online recruitment portal in Nigeria

  • Diaspora Recruitment Initiatives profiled on CNN

  • Host, Human Capital Summit, Nigeria since 2009

  • Host - Career Clinic, Career Programme on UK Television

  • Organiser of several Recruitment Events in USA, Europe, Africa since 2006

  • Founder, Jobs International Exhibitions – Diaspora Recruitment Exhibitions since 2006

  • Initiated the Multi-City Recruitment Tour Model with a 21 Day Recruitment Tour of USA in 2008

  • Over 10 events have been held in North America, Europe and Africa resulting in about 1000 people finding employment back home in Africa

School of Consulting

  • ​Chairman/Founder, School of Consulting​ - Consulting Education & Training


Coaching & Mentoring

  • Entrepreneurship - Pan African University,

  • Pioneer Mentor - Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP)

Public Sector Consulting, UK

  • Consulted for over 10 Local Authorities as Business Analyst & Project Manager

  • Involved with several performance improvement implementation projects, process re-engineering and change management


​Ministry, Voluntary & Community roles

  • Founder, Bread Breakers International - Alleviation of Poverty  

  • Former Pastor, RCCG Revive Connections, South Woodford, London, UK

  • Former Pioneer Regional Administrator, Europe Mainland Region 3, Sweden

  • Former Interim Operations Manager, RCCG UK Central Office

  • Consulting Services to Churches and Christian Ministries

  • Provider of Church Workers Training 

​Shola is a highly sought-after speaker for events and conferences globally. He has authored several books including; Random Thoughts & Seed, Purpose & Potentials, Build Your Career, etc. Please visit page on Amazon - https://goo.gl/woRzAZ

Key Career Highlights

Delivered Consulting Solutions in 13 Cou
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