Leadership Team

Leadership Team

The leadership team at Lington & Bernie Consulting draws on decades of experience in human resource management and consulting, finance and operations to provide strategic direction for the company and chart a path into the future.

Chief Gbolahan Ayodele

Chief Executive Officer

Chief A. Gbolahan Ayodele has over forty-four years of experience, within and outside Nigeria, and over the course of his career, he has been involved in transformational engagements in the Oil and Gas Sector, Strategic Plan Development, Organization Design and Review, Financial and Accounting Management, Human Resources Management, Leadership Development and Advisory.

He is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lington & Bernie Consulting Limited. He is also the Chairman of many reputable companies amongst which are: FAGOSI Systems Limited, Playmakers Entertainment Limited, Oroke Microfinance Bank Limited, Gadgas Limited, Lington Educational Services Limited, Greenwood House School, Double “A” Nursery & Primary School and Akungba Development Union.

Under Chief Gbolahan Ayodele’s leadership, Lington & Bernie Consulting Limited has provided Human Resources Management and Placement Services, Training and Development Services, as well as Tax Advisory Services to Banks and Financial Institutions, the Oil and Gas Industry, the Power Sector, as well as other Industrial Organizations. Its portfolio of clientele includes over forty leading companies across various sectors of the Nigerian economy in all the thirty-six states of the country.

Chief Gbolahan Ayodele started his professional career as an Audit Assistant with Arthur Young & Company, in New York, USA. He also worked as a Senior Internal Auditor with Penn Central Corporation in New York. In 1981, he returned to Nigeria and worked as the Executive Assistant to the Managing Director of Ashland Oil (Nigeria) Company Unlimited. He was promoted to Head of Planning and Economics soon thereafter and subsequently to the Planning Manager. In 1992, he was seconded to Ashland Exploration Inc. in Houston, Texas, as the Senior Business Officer. He also worked as the Accounting Manager and thereafter became the Finance Manager of Ashland Oil. His last assignment at Ashland Oil was to co-manage Ashland Oil (Nigeria) Company Unlimited, during the interregnum before it was acquired by Addax Petroleum Development (Nigeria) Limited. Chief Gbolahan Ayodele retired in 1999 to set up Lington & Bernie Consulting Limited.

Chief Gbolahan Ayodele holds a B.Sc. in Accounting and Management from the New York University and a MBA degree in International Finance from George Washington University. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, a Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Association of Outsourcing Professionals of Nigeria.

Chief Gbolahan Ayodele is involved in many philanthropic activities. He is married to Mrs. Olusola Ayodele and they are blessed with children and grandchildren.

Mr Shina Adeniyi

Mr. Shina Adeniyi

Head of Outsourcing

Mr. Shina Adeniyi is the Head of Outsourcing at Lington & Bernie Consulting Limited. He previously worked with C & M Exchange Limited, Diamond Bank and Workforce Group. His core competencies are in HR Strategic Business Partnering, Outsourcing, Business Acumen, Change Management, Employee Relations and Engagement, Staffing and Recruitment, Talent Management, Compensation and Benefits and Performance Management. He has thirteen years experience in Management Consulting and Banking. He helps organizations to leverage on top talents to achieve high performance and business improvement through the deployment of service offerings in the areas of Strategic Talent Management, Strategy Planning and Execution, Business Process Outsourcing, Implementation, Change Management, Reward Management and Performance Management Design.

 

Mr. Shina Adeniyi has a bachelor's degree in Industrial and Labour Relations from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye. He also holds a Diploma in Industrial and Labour Relations from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye and a MBA in HR Management from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He is a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) Nigeria and other professional bodies.

 

Mr. Chris Okosun

Chief Finance Officer

Mr. Christopher Okosun is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN) with work experience spanning over twenty-two years in Accounting, Auditing, Treasury & Investment, Risk and Compliance and Financial Control.

At Lington & Bernie Consulting Limited, Mr. Christopher Okosun has oversight responsibility for Financial Management, Business Analysis and Reporting. He also ensures compliance with Regulatory Reporting, proper Tax Management, Payee, VAT and WHT.

Prior to joining Lington & Bernie Consulting Limited, he started his career as an Accounting Officer with Nigeria Bottling Company and thereafter moved to UAC Plc where he worked for ten years. While in UAC, he worked as an Internal Auditor for six years and spent the remaining four years in Finance and Treasury Department. He participated in the various group audit of General Motors Nigeria Ltd, MDS Logistics, UAC foods and Mr. Biggs.

He had a stint in the Finance sector as Divisional Head, Treasury and Business Development in Intercontinental Finance and Investment, a subsidiary of Intercontinental Bank Plc before proceeding to Integrated Cash Management Service (ICMS). He joined Integrated Cash Management Service (ICMS) in 2012 as a Finance Manager and was redeployed to Risk and Compliance Unit to head the Department before leaving to join Lington & Bernie Consulting Limited in 2019.

Mr. Christopher Okosun is a graduate of Accounting from the University of Lagos. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), an Associate Member of Risk Managers Society of Nigeria (RIMSON) and also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Cost Management Accountants (FCMA).

Mr Sunday Atolagbe

Mr. Sunday Atolagbe

Head of Internal Audit

Mr. Sunday Atolagbe is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He had worked in various capacities as an Accountant and Head of Finance. He has fifteen years’ working experience in Finance and Accounting, Auditing and Taxation.

He began his career as an Accountant with Diya Fatimilehin & Co. Estate Surveyors & Valuers. He has worked in many organizations and was working as an External Auditor at Olushile Fowora & Co. (Chartered Accountants and Tax Practitioners) for almost five years and progressed to the role of an Audit Manager before joining Lington & Bernie Consulting Limited in 2017.

Mr. Sunday Atolagbe graduated with an Upper Credit in Accountancy from the Federal Polytechnic, Offa in 2002

Mr. Emmanuel Agofure

Head of Information Technology

Mr. Emmanuel Agofure is an experienced and versatile Information Technology Specialist with over ten years of Industry experience in IT Infrastructure, Operations, Audit, Security, Web Technologies, Team Lead and Project Management. At Lington & Bernie Consulting Limited, Mr. Emmanuel Agofure manages the global and local best practices as they relate to IT management methodologies and support framework. He ensures the online presence of the business and also the availability, stability, performance of the IT Systems & Network infrastructure

Prior to joining Lington & Bernie Consulting Limited, he started his career as an IT Officer with Nextzon Business Service Limited in 2008 and worked for eight years progressing to head the Unit. He joined Newtop Systems Technologies Limited in 2015 as the Principal IT Consultant where he was involved in the implementation of various ICT-related projects.

Mr. Emmanuel Agofure holds a B.Sc. in Electronics & Computer Engineering. He holds various professional certifications with Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA Security (B.Sc., MSCE, MSCA, MCTS, MCP, CCNA, CompTIA).