Dr Akin Oparison DIRECTOR
• Snr Felllow, Lagos Business School, PanAfrican University
•PHD, Business Policy & Organisational Development, University of Wales
•HR Vice President, Shell Africa Downstream,
•Executive Mgmt Team Member, Shell Oil Products Africa
•Author “Get in Shape for Your Leadership Brand”
Dr Akin Oparison has over 25 years of management and leadership experience in blue chip multinational
For over seven years He was HR Vice President for Shell’s Downstream Business in Africa, a member of the Executive Management Team for Shell Oil Products Africa and a member of the Shell Downstream Global HR Leadership team.
Dr Oparison holds An M.Sc. and a Doctorate degree in Business Policy and Organizational Development
from the University of Wales, Cardiff. He is a Senior Fellow at the Lagos Business School of the Pan
African University and the author of “Get in Shape for your Leadership Brand”.
Akin was a Management Consultant with Price Waterhouse where he worked on a wide range
of assignments including Organisational Development and Change Management interventions, Executive Resourcing, Performance and Talent Management in private sector organisations ranging from Fast Moving Consumer Goods companies, financial services organisation and banks, and pharmaceutical companies, as well as public sector client organisations.
He also held senior executive HR positions in Sterling Winthrop and British American Tobacco and is
cross-culturally competent having lived and worked on 4 continents.