Akinyemi John

Akinyemi John, a seasoned canadian coach and lead training facilitator with a wealth of expertise in leadership development across various industries. Since 2013, Yemi has been instrumental in facilitating impactful leadership development training programs for prominent sectors, including oil and gas, financial services, manufacturing, and the public sector.

With over 26 years of professional experience in the oil and gas industry, Yemi’s journey has been marked by diverse roles and achievements. 

His tenure at Total, spanning from 1983 to 2009, witnessed his contributions at all levels of employment, including branch operations, sales, marketing, human resources, and projects. 

Yemi’s roles included Consumer Services Manager, Industrial Sales Manager, Branch Manager in North and Western branches, Employee Relations Manager, and Transition Project Manager. Prior to his time at Total, he

garnered experience at Chase Merchant Bank Nigeria Ltd and Federal Mortgage Bank between 1981 and 1983. Yemi is an alumnus of Lagos State College of Science and Technology and the University of Lagos, where he  pursued business administration and public administration, respectively.

His commitment to continuous learning and professional development is evident through his membership in the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and his participation in the Total/HEC Paris senior management program.

Educational accomplishments include a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Lagos and a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance (C.Dip.AF) from The Chartered Association of Certified Accountants in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1990. 

Yemi’s international exposure extends to certificates in organizational development from Queens University Kingston, Ontario, in 2010, certificates in risk management in 2010, and enterprise risk management in 2012 from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Notably, he holds the prestigious Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation awarded by Global Risk Management Institute, Inc. (GRMI) and the RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (CRMP) certification awarded by the Risk Management Society (RIMS). 

In March 2018, Yemi further enriched his expertise by completing a six-week Excellence in Educating Adults program at Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Akinyemi John’s multifaceted career journey is a testament to his dedication to professional growth, leadership excellence, and the impartation of valuable knowledge in the realm of adult coaching and leadership development.

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