At a keenly contested election at the 2018 annual meeting of the Chartered instituted of Personnel and Development (CIPD) South London at Jury’s Inn, Croydon on June 28, 2018, Dayo Olomu the current vice chair was elected as the branch chair.

He contested the post with the current chair and a former chair.

CIPD South London, with a staggering membership of 3,100 plays the significant role of organizing activities aimed at developing the professional knowledge and skills of members, while also creating a platform for networking between them, and promoting their professional development.

In an acceptance speech titled, “No Victor. No vanquished. We are all winners”, Dayo Olomu said, “Being elected as the chair would not have been possible without the inspiration I have received from you all, for whom I have the deepest respect, and from whom I have derived the strength to challenge myself and perform better as a professional. I promise to work closely with you all as the committee members, create opportunities for our members to be involved in our events and support with their career progression. I humbly seek your support and would kindly ask that we now set aside our differences so that we can continue our vital mission and purpose of working together to provide great events and opportunities for our members.”

Dayo Olomu is a renowned international motivational speaker, human capital development expert, learning and development professional, business transformation strategist, corporate trainer, business mentor, executive coach, award winning event host and bestselling author. He is the Chairman, CIPD South London; Board Member, Southwark Diocesan Board of Education and Founder, Dayo Olomu Foundation for Leadership, Mentoring, Youth Empowerment & the Less Privileged.

With a background spanning over 20 years in human resources, coaching, learning and development, business transformation, further education, community development, media and public relation, publishing and entertainment, he comes with extensive experience and expertise which include excellent negotiation, stakeholder management, commercial acumen, strategic planning, project management and event management skills. He is profoundly experienced in information technology, business transformation, coaching, mentoring, recruitment and selection, employee relations and employment law.

Olomu reposes an abiding passion for making a positive difference in the world; nurturing people, empowering women and youths, supporting entrepreneurs to succeed, transforming businesses, helping leaders to move from being transactional to transformational and assisting clients to achieve extraordinary results.

His core values are faith, family, fitness, friends and fulfilling his purpose, which is to inspire, impact and influence peoples’ lives positively, while his professional values are fairness, adaptability, creativity and excellence.

Olomu, who is actively involved in church and charitable activities, has won over 50 personal and professional awards, and holds an honours degree in Business Information Systems, MSc in Human Resources and an honorary doctorate. He has a Diploma in Coaching and a post-graduate certificate in Further Education. He is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) and a Fellow of the Institute of Information Management Africa (IIM).

He was once a record company executive, music promoter, artiste manager, entertainment icon and the publisher of a music and movie magazine.

He is happily married to a wife he fondly calls Goddess Sade, and blessed with children. Olomu, apart from his work, is enthusiastically engaged in running the marathon, fire walking, board-breaking, bar-bending, mountain climbing and skydiving. His long term goal is space travel. Nothing, he says, could possibly compare to seeing the earth from space.

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