Leadership Team

Leadership Team

The leadership team at Lington & Bernie Consulting draws on decades of experience in human resource management and consulting, finance and operations to provide strategic direction for the company and chart a path into the future.

Chief Gbolahan Ayodele

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Gbolahan Ayodele is the Chief Executive Officer of Lington & Bernie Consulting Limited. He has more than 40 years' international experience in finance, accounting, treasury and planning with an extensive knowledge of human resource administration and negotiation strategies. He began his career with Arthur Young & Company in New York in 1978 and later worked for Penn Central Corporation as Senior Internal Auditor. In 1981, he joined Ashland Oil (Nigeria) Company Unlimited. While with Ashland he served as the Executive Assistant to the Managing Director. He was later appointed the Planning Manager before being posted to the home office in Houston where he served as the Senior Business Analyst. In 1993 he was named the Accounting Manager, a position he held till 1996 when he became the Finance Manager. He retired in 1999 to assume the Chief Executive position at Lington & Bernie Consulting Limited.

Chief Ayodele holds a bachelors degree in Accounting and Management from the New York University and an MBA in International Finance from George Washington University. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

 Mrs Olufolake Fawehinmi

Mrs. Olufolake Fawehinmi

Consultant

Mrs. Olufolake Fawehinmi is a Consultant at Lington & Bernie Consulting Limited. She started her career with Ashland Oil (Nigeria) Limited as Treasury Officer in 1985 and rose to the post of Planning & Economics Supervisor in 1989. In 1993 she became the Administrative Manager at All-World Nigeria Enterprises. She later joined Olympia Insurance Nigeria Ltd in 1999 where she held the position of Controller, Admin & Personnel and attaining the Head, Human Resources and Administration role in 2004. She joined Lington & Bernie Consulting Limited in 2006 as Administrative Manager and was promoted to the position of Assistant General Manager before taking up her current responsibilities. Mrs. Fawehinmi obtained a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Lagos in 1981 and an MBA in Human Resources Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo.

Mr Lanre Oke

Mr. Olanrewaju Oke

Human Resources Manager

Mr. Olanrewaju Oke is the Human Resources Manager at Lington & Bernie Consulting Limited. He is a Chartered Human Resource Management and Development Practitioner with over 17 years' work experience largely from a rich career at HR consulting and training firms. He is an expert in learning management and training delivery, talent/performance management, compensation design/recruitment projects, job design/reform, and employee relations management. Mr. Oke worked with Xpress Business Consulting and the Chartered Institute of Administration before joining Lington & Bernie Consulting in 2013. His major responsibilities include organization and execution of the company’s human resource development programs for both outsourced and in-house staff; implementation of HR policies and procedures; and co-ordination of periodic management retreat and performance reviews. He is a seasoned training facilitator specializing in management courses and has participated in major HR consulting services for blue chip clients.

Mr. Oke graduated in 1995 from the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti with a Higher National Diploma in Marketing. He also holds a professional diploma in HR Management from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM), and an MBA in HR Management from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology. He is an associate member (ACIPM) of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM), and a member of the Nigerian Institute of Training and Development (MITD).

Mr Shina Adeniyi

Mr. Shina Adeniyi

Head of Outsourcing

Mr. Shina Adeniyi is the Head of Outsourcing at Lington & Bernie Consulting Limited. He previously worked with C & M Exchange Limited and Workforce Group. His core competencies are in HR strategic business partnering, outsourcing, business acumen, change management, employee engagement and relations, staffing and recruitment, and talent/performance management. With about 10 years' experience in management consulting and banking, he helps organizations leverage top talents to achieve high performance and business improvement through the deployment of service offerings in the areas of strategic talent management, strategy planning and execution, business process outsourcing, performance management design and implementation, change management, compensation and benefits, and performance management design.

Mr. Adeniyi has a bachelor's degree in Industrial and Labour Relations from Olabisi Onabanjo University and an MBA in HR Management from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He has attended several training programs and is currently pursuing the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Professional in Human Resources-International (PHRi) certifications. He is a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) Nigeria and other professional bodies.

Mr Amobi Ikwuagwu

Mr. Amobi Ikwuagwu

Chief Accountant

Mr. Amobi Ikwuagwu is Chief Accountant at Lington & Bernie Consulting Limited. He was until his appointment in 2016 the Financial Controller at Matbeny Holdings Limited, a financial services firm., where he was directly responsible for implementing integrated banking applications. He has a vast experience in core banking application deployment, customization, data conversion/migration, and support. He joined Chartered Bank Plc in 1998 and later IBTC Chartered Bank Plc and Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc in the post-consolidation era. His wealth of experience spans over 14 years in the banking sector. Mr. Ikwuagwu is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and a graduate of College of Technology, Yaba.

Mr Sunday Atolagbe

Mr. Sunday Atolagbe

Head of Internal Audit

Mr. Sunday Atolagbe is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He has worked in various capacities as accountant and head of finance. He began his career as an external auditor at Olushile Fowora & Co (Chartered Accountants and Tax Practitioners) and rose to the position of Audit Manager before joining Lington & Bernie Consulting Limited in 2017.

Mr. Atolagbe graduated with a Higher National Diploma, Upper Credit from the Federal Polytechnic, Offa in 2002.