Management – Hy-initiative

Management

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Roti Balogun
Chief Executive Officer

Roti is a Bachelors & Master’s degree holder of Electronic and Software Engineering from the University of Loughborough UK and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from the Imperial College London Business School. He started his career as a technical specialist deploying and managing some of the early telecom media application platforms for network operators across West Africa. His professional sojourns progressed into people management and a focus on leading HR programs – specializing initially in training and development whilst creating and facilitated a large spectrum of development courses for the maiden graduate development program and HR program management in Mergers, Acquisitions & Outsourcing deals for one of the world’s leading telecoms vendors in sub-Saharan Africa. He currently serves as the Regional Director of Learning & Development Ericsson Academy and drives the learning strategy, for the company across the African region in 43 countries. His deep knowledge base of labor and employee relations, performance and competence management, organizational transformation and cultural integration create significant value in any client engagements proposed within the company’s service offerings. Roti has attained several professional qualifications in strategic human resource practices from Cornell, project management and organizational leadership. He has worked previously in ARM Holdings Cambridge UK, is a certified UK life coach, an UK accredited business performance consultant, member of several professional organizations including ICF, CIPM, ATD and is currently based in Johannesburg South Africa.

Ruki Roti-Balogun
Chief Information & Strategy Officer

Ruki is a Bachelors degree holder of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Lagos,Nigeria. Ruki has worked with various organizations including National Sports Lottery, Layer 3 Ltd, Huawei, and Ericsson in various roles from IT support, product design and portfolio management, to c-level suite sales and engagements. Currently an engagement lead across sub-Saharan Africa, she is responsible to grow the TV & Media portfolio business through an innovative value centered approach, creating and taking forward offerings to new and existing markets with potential for substantial growth through innovative business and go-to-market models. Ruki has attained several professional certifications and awards as a Juniper Sales Associate, and seats on an advisory committee and board of the national broadband implementation program in Nigeria. She is also a mentor on the Mapundo platform and an avid activist for women empowerment and entrepreneurship using technology as an enabler.

Tope Balogun
Director Operations

Tope is a Bachelors degree holder of Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Bath UK. Tope has worked with various multinationals including Price Waterhouse Coopers, Ericsson, Layer 3 Ltd, and African Academy For Learning & Change Management building both management consulting, technical design and implementation expertise with a special focus on ICT. Tope has attained several professional IT qualifications including Cisco and other vendor certifications to mention a few. He is currently based in Nigeria with key entrepreneurial interests in supporting business startups in marketing research and business planning.