Biography

Dr. Timothy Osuolale Olawale

19th July 1965 – 1st October 2021

Dr. Timothy was the Director-General of Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) the foremost Business Membership Organisation (BMO) and authentic voice of Business in Nigeria.

Born 19th July 1965, Timothy was a consummate Human Resource Management Practitioner and accomplished Labour and Industrial Relations’ Professional. A Psychology Graduate from the University of Ibadan, he also held a Masters Degree in Industrial and Labour Relations from the University of Lagos and a PhD in Public Administration from the London Bridge Business School.

He attended Strategic Management and Leadership Programs at Wharton School – University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Business School – Columbia University, both based in the United States of America, as well as the Said Business School – Oxford University in the United Kingdom.

For over 30 years, he garnered extensive experience in Human Resource and General Management, Labour and Industrial Relations Management, business consultancy, strategic planning, operations/marketing management and corporate leadership.

Dr. Timothy joined Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) in 2011 as Director, Membership Service. Before then, he had served as Executive Secretary / CEO of a Sectoral Employers’ Association (2006 – 2011), the CEO of two Private Group of Companies (2001 – 2006) and Human Resource Manager at three different companies. He midwifed the transformation of Hermitage Group from a start-up concern to an industry pace-setter, leading to the setting up of flourishing new businesses. He also pioneered the setting up of another state of the art business, seeing through its acquisition to achieve significant profitable growth.

He was a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants, a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), and also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria. He was an astute leader, manager and strategic thinker. He represented Nigeria at the International Labour Organization ({ILO) Governing Board.

His hobbies included Leadership/Management mentoring, Lawn/Table tennis, Reading and Farming.

Dr. Timothy Olawale

Late Dr. Timothy Olawale