Expert in Change Management, Pharmaceutical Contracts, Compliance, Risk Management, Governance, Leadership, Organizational Design and Structure, Policy Formulation
Expert ID: 734032 United Kingdom
Areas of expertise include building anti-bribery and anticorruption programmes, third party risk management, policy framework development, and compliance training.
Expert has worked with FMCGs in-house to improve organisational effectiveness through human capital optimisation (headcount reduction), job grading & orgstructure planning, strategic planning and budgeting. Her cross-industry exposure spans FMCG, manufacturing, banking, and Pharma. She was responsible for coordinating a critical organisational change management programme for a major FMCG multinational which saw the company moving its compound annual growth rate to double digit within a year. Expert is a trained general (country) manager with theoretic (MBA) and practical (sales and marketing experience) having undertaken various roles in brand marketing, sales & distribution, human resources and organisational effectiveness, finance, budge and strategy planning having undertaken key roles in these functions while in a general management role at BAT.
Due diligence on R&D vendors assessing risks such as GCP, Patient Safety, Data privacy, animal welfare, information protection, anti-bribery and anti-corruption, financial controls.
|Year: 2009||Degree: MBA||Subject: MBA||Institution: University of Liverpool|
|Year: 2000||Degree: BL||Subject: Law||Institution: Law School|
|Year: 1999||Degree: LLB||Subject: Law||Institution: University of Ibadan|
|Years: 2016 to 2018||Employer: GSK||Title: Due Diligence Consultant||Department: Research & Development||Responsibilities: independent consultant providing third party oversight/due diligence. Achievements: working with key subject matter experts, over 300 third party R&D collaborators (typically academic institutions, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies) risk-assessed to identify and effectively mitigate engagement level risks.|
|Years: 2015 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Governance, Risk & Compliance Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: - Operational excellence & governance support [Oct 2015 – May 2016]
- Third party oversight/due diligence within an R&D environment [ May 2016 to date]
- Contracted with R&D team in major pharma MNC: conducted about 300 strategic due diligence to identify and effectively mitigate risks associated with third party R&D collaborators working with key subject matter stakeholders
|Years: 2014 to 2015||Employer: QUINTILES||Title: Director, Compliance||Department:||Responsibilities: Support to Compliance Leads in AsiaPacific (primarily Australia, Japan, China and India) and Sub-Saharan Africa to set up compliance monitoring programme in these regions looking at Ministry of Health payments, FMV (fair market value) payments, site facility payments and patient payments
Develop and drive global compliance communications and engagement strategy
|Years: 2013 to 2014||Employer: ALLERGAN||Title: Compliance & Ethics Manager||Department: (Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa & DomToms)||Responsibilities: Responsibilities: to deliver an effective compliance & ethics programme through robust internal controls across Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and the French Overseas Department and Territories (DOMTOMs). Key Achievements:
Compliance Monitoring: Deployed a best-in-class third party compliance monitoring and controls testing programme covering key risks areas e.g. ABAC and other commercial risks incorporating CAPAS (corrective and preventive actions) to mitigate identified weaknesses
Standards & Procedures: works with distributor personnel to ensure minimum standards and controls are developed, documented and implemented e.g. travel & expense controls, event management controls, HCP interaction monitoring, free of charge goods monitoring (global/regional standards used as guide: ABPI Code of Practice and EFPIA Codes particularly on Transfer of Values and Promotions to HCPs)
Risk Management: established governance, direction as secretary of IM Compliance & Risk Management Committee (chaired by IM Country Manager) including leading operational and commercial risk assessments
Investigations & issue management: leading investigations (prescriptive and discovery), full completion of agreed remediation plans
Distributor management: working with regional business leads to identify and vet (through due diligence) the potential and ideal distributors as part of EEMEA route to market growth strategy; driving process improvements to support enterprise regional expansion mandate
Annual Distributor Certification of Compliance process: developed and deployed distributor ACC process with redesigned questionnaire addressing key risk areas identified in monitoring and audit reviews
Training: designed and implementing robust annual and on-the-job training programme for internal and third party stakeholders incorporating standard compliance training modules and high risk focus areas
Communication: published weekly compliance updates to internal and third party stakeholders on current and changes in compliance best practices globally
|Years: 2012 to 2013||Employer: GLAXOSMITHKLINE||Title: Ethics & Compliance Officer||Department: Anglophone West Africa||Responsibilities: Responsible for Compliance, Ethics, Risk Management & Legal Operations across AWA countries. Key priorities: effective risk management, 3rd party compliance (HCPs, distributors and trade partners), ethical and anti-bribery adherence, Code & policy compliance, training & communications, compliance with internal controls, internal audits & self-assessments. Key achievements:
Risk management – facilitated risk review sessions to update risk footprint and mitigation plans for AWA business; direction as secretary of AWA Risk Management & Compliance Board (chaired by AWA Country Manager)
Due diligence – oversee process for high risk third parties including resolving any identified red flags
Distributor management – worked with distributor of record to develop EMEA route to market growth strategy.
Business Continuity planning– updated BCPlans, provided direction to crisis mgmt team during crisis incidents
Integrity/whistleblower line – managing reporting, response and feedback to stakeholders
Investigations & issue management – leading investigations, full completion of agreed remediation plans
Back-end monitoring – maintain general & functional control checklists, coordinates quarterly risk and key controls testing/monitoring
Subject matter expert on policies and risk management
Thought Leadership executed via robust compliance communications and training plan – weekly compliance tips, online and face-to-face trainings
|Years: 2010 to 2012||Employer: GUINNESS NIGERIA PLC (MEMBER DIAGEO GROUP)||Title: Compliance & Ethics Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: Responsible for managing in-market ethics & compliance activities. Key achievements:
"Pathway of Pride" (POP), Africa-wide ethics training initiative rolled out across Diageo businesses in Cameroon, South Africa, Ghana, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, & Seychelles. Delivered engaging, dynamic ethics training in Nigeria branded POP2 (2011 edition - 900+ employees), POP3 (2012 edition - 1,400 employees). Result: Diageo Africa awarded African Business Award for Good Governance
Breach management: Established breach log; strengthened consequence management working with Security on investigations & HR on disciplinary), recommended process improvement/remedial controls. Results: market went from zero whistleblowing hotline utilisation to >10 in 18 months
Compliance risk management: facilitated risk assessment & developed compliance risk footprint
Thought Leadership executed via robust compliance communications plan (annual CCE Clinics, annual Compliance Week, weekly CCE Tips) to engage, inform & update on policies, key developments in Compliance locally & globally e.g. UK Bribery Act, Dodd-Frank Act, 2011 Kroll Global Fraud Report outlook, TI’s 2011 Bribe Payers Index, compliance-related prosecutions globally
Integrity/whistleblower line – handling sensitive investigations and feedback to stakeholders
Regulatory/statutory compliance lead: worked cross-functionally with Legal & Public Policy to identify & close regulatory risks appropriately e.g. immigration, environmental compliance
Competition & anti-trust: reviewed local context viz competition best practice, developed and cascaded FAQs to Sales team significantly changing ways of engaging competition. Result was bottom-line growth and we reclaimed retail ground lost to competition
Diageo AML & 3rd Party Supplier compliance: engaged stakeholders & developed FAQs on impact on Sharia-compliant territories
|Years: 2009 to 2010||Employer: UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC||Title: Head, Group Governance & Integration||Department:||Responsibilities: Key achievements:
Policy simplification (from ≤200 policies to ≤50) customising from Group to local working with in-market counsel across Africa, defining governance for approval, amendments, classification
Revised entity Code of Corporate Governance including recommending changes to subsidiary board governance, reviewing directorship, board composition, Terms of References.
Advised GMD/CEO on key operations: branch reclassification/optimisation, performance management, organisational development, shared services model implementation & supporting change management
Technical support to Chairman, Bank Directors’ Association of Nigeria (also Chairman, UBA Group) on matters of corporate & operational governance
Relief Head, Group Project Management Office
Other projects: Member/Head Office staff optimization project; Member/ABC Costing Transition project; Member/Cost Reduction project
|Years: 2007 to 2009||Employer: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO||Title: Area Programme Management Office Manager||Department: BAT Nigeria & Benin, Togo, Niger||Responsibilities: Successfully led execution of key corporate programmes in line with business & risk management best practices.
Coordinator of Strategic Leadership Agenda, worked with senior managers to deliver profit &volume growth targets by tracking delivery of milestones to ensure cost, benefits, schedule & performance parameters are met & risks/issues managed
Project manager, New Business Model (a 2yr regional staff optimisation project)
Projects risk manager reporting into Regional Risk & Interdependency Forum
Worked with senior leaders to develop and deliver 2-yr, 10-yr Company Strategic Plan, & Annual Company Plan reporting processes for the Area to deliver profit target giving high-single-digit CAGR
Process Facilitator, Regional Strategic Leadership workshop attended by top 100 Senior Leaders in Africa & Middle East [Marrakesh, Morocco]
Project assurance for critical projects including factory rationalisation and performance optimisation, shared services implementation, risk & interdependencies assessments
|Years: 2006 to 2006||Employer: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO||Title: Country Manager||Department: BAT Sierra Leone & Liberia||Responsibilities: successfully project-managed closure of direct business operations and transition to distributor partner. This included:
Liquidation of corporate entity - redundancy process & modified SLAs for select employees; terminated 3rd party contracts, established outsourced alternatives to ensure business continuity, asset disposal (valuation, sale by public auction, funds repatriation); closure of books
Set up new business model to drive sales - redeployed staff to distributor of record; established individual & team performance management systems including reward & recognition processes), revised distributor’s organogram; prepared business plans for new distributors
Worked with new distributor to manage performance including defining KPIs (tracking customer service levels, market coverage, customer insights; weekly, monthly, and quarterly market trends reporting, stock & sales reporting).
|Years: 2006 to 2007||Employer: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO||Title: One Year Country Manager Traineeship||Department: BAT West & Central Africa||Responsibilities: Seconded to following African markets as:
Trade Marketing & Distribu8tion - Bamako, Mali & Banjul, Gambia
Country Manager & Trade Development - Freetown, Sierra Leone
Retail Census Survey implementation - Dakar, Senegal & Bamako, Mali
Brand Marketing & New Product Development– Lagos, Nigeria
Brand Manager, Benin Togo and Niger brands
|Years: 2003 to 2005||Employer: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO||Title: Corporate Commercial Counsel||Department:||Responsibilities: Trade Marketing, Finance & Factory operations.
Structured loan & security documentation for various credit note issuance facilities
Negotiated & finalised ≥300 preferred partnership contracts to lock up key distribution channels and empower retail outlet penetration strategies
Reviewed supporting contracts & SLAs (service level agreements) re marketing research services, software licensing, HMO services, agency agreements, HR training & recruitment, JVAs (joint venture agreements), anti-counterfeit undertakings
Company secretarial, regulatory/compliance, litigation (criminal/civil/ADR i.e alternative dispute resolution) support
|Years: 2002 to 2003||Employer: UDO UDOMA & BELO-OSAGIE||Title: Associate||Department:||Responsibilities: Advised foreign pre-shipment inspection firm on pre-qualification bid to build, operate & transfer (BOT) scanners for destination inspection project.
Drafted loan & security documentation for re-financing of leading mobile telephony operator.
Advised foreign investors on immigration, regulatory, bidding & due diligence procedures, corporate governance, investment structure.
Advised non-resident multinational bank on immigration, residency, “fixed base” tax implications of use of consultant, various corporate tax, WHT, and incentives issues.
Outsourced Company Secretary to 7 private limited liability companies
|Years: 2000 to 2002||Employer: THE LAW UNION||Title: Associate||Department:||Responsibilities: Developed Competition Policy & draft legislation; liaising with key government & regulatory stakeholders, international donor agencies on implementation
Legal advisory & due diligence to various international investors bidding in privatisation of certain public enterprises in telecommunication, energy, mining, and hotel franchises sectors.
Set up Abuja branch: property acquisition, budget & administration, client engagement
|Training / Seminars|
| Internal Customer (Business Partnering) Effectiveness Workshop 2009 [Amsterdam]
ScQuaRe Strategic Planning Best Practices Workshop 2008 [Lagos, Nigeria]
Risk, Interdependency & Change Management Training 2008 [Southampton, UK]
Finance Shared Services Initiation Workshop 2008 [Stellenbosch, SA]
AME Regional Leadership Workshop 2008 [Marrakesh, Morocco]
Africa Middle East Legal Regional Meetings 2004 [Dubai]; 2005 [Istanbul, Turkey]
Stakeholders’ Workshop on critical industry regulation. 2005 [Mombasa, Kenya]
Sustainability, Corporate Responsibilities, Triple Bottomline, Corporate Human Rights Workshop 2004 [London, UK]
OECD* Global Forum on Competition 2003 [Paris, France] - Member, Nigerian delegation
|Other Relevant Experience|
Prince2-trained Project Management Practitioner & Basic Accounting
IT: Proficient user of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, & Excel)
|Yoruba & Hausa|