The Board of Phillips Consulting Ltd (PCL) has announced the appointment of Mr. Robert Taiwo as Managing Director, reporting directly to the Executive Chairman, Foluso Phillips. The appointment takes effect from November 6, 2017.
As MD, Mr. Taiwo will provide day-to-day leadership at PCL and be responsible for the execution of strategy for the management consulting firm, whose business includes human capital and talent management; learning & development; technology services; strategy; business; operations and financial advisory services, and business process outsourcing.
The Chairman of Phillips Consulting, Mr. Foluso Phillips, stated: “As we start our next 25-year journey, the appointment of Robert is a clear indication of our desire to achieve our vision of creating an organisation which will outlive us all. It took us a while to find a suitable candidate for this role, and we are delighted with the choice of Robert. PCL is most certainly reloaded.”
The creation of the MD role at PCL, demonstrates its determination to ensure the firm – which is extremely keen on continuity – has clear succession plans, as this has been a challenge for indigenous professional firms in Nigeria.
He started his career in Investment Banking, including seven years at Commerzbank AG in the City of London (UK), before moving to Capgemini Consulting UK. Prior to joining PCL, Mr. Taiwo also consulted for several global blue-chip companies as an independent consultant, working with organisations in both Nigeria and the UK. He has a first degree in Law, with an MBA in strategy and change management and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute UK.
He joins the firm with over 17 years international consulting experience with FTSE 100 companies and leading multinationals.
He has a track record of delivering complex multi-million-pound strategic business aligned solutions, and is adept at transforming organisations across people, process and technology dimensions, to enable the business meet stretch targets and objectives.