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Tayo Kolade

Training & Development Specialist

Tayo Kolade

Tayo is a seasoned and certified teacher and trainer with vast post-graduation training and HR skills of over two decades. From 1979 to 1981, he attended the prestigious and the first Teachers’ College in Nigeria, St Andrew’s College, Oyo, from where he qualified and obtained the Teachers’ Grade II Certificate. He had his first degree in English/Education from the University of Benin (1987), and master’s degree in English Language, from the University of Ibadan (1992), respectively. He has taught in all the levels of Nigeria’s educational system: primary, secondary and tertiary. Between 1990 and 1994, He was a WAEC examiner in English Language and Literature in English. Tayo has been trained in Nigeria and Europe on multi-various leadership management, quality, and service process courses.

After a stint in lecturing, he joined DHL International Nigeria Limited as Training Officer in 1995 and became Head, Training & Development Department of DHL Nigeria in 1997 – the position he held till June, 2003. He was the pioneer Training Manager for the defunct MBC International Bank between 2003 and 2005. From the First Bank of Nigeria, where the banking reform took him, and where he acted in the capacity of Curriculum Training Manager, he joined Intercontinental Bank Plc. as a Training Manager in 2006 and started the Learning and Development Department for South West/Benin Region of the Bank in Ibadan. He also was the pioneer Training Manager for Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc. (UAC Subsidiary), the position he held from 2012 to February, 2016.

He has served as a member of NECA, (Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association) Education and Training Committee; and member, Association of Facilitators between 1999 and 2003.

Tayo is a member of NITAD (Nigeria Institute for Training and Development) and member,CIPM; He is a certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001:2000 Quality Systems. He has facilitated and coordinated numerous training events across Nigeria and the West African coast. His cutting-edge facilitation skills laced with skillful and impactful deliveries has greatly endeared him to several people who have been under his hundreds of training events.

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