Bunmi Akano is credited with over seventeen years experience majorly within the Aviation Industry to include Ground Operations Management, Customer service, Office Administration and Human Resource Management. She graduated from the University Of Ibadan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology. After a brief stint at the Bridge Clinic as a Trainee Embryologist, she made a complete change in career path when she was selected as one of the pioneer employees for Virgin Nigeria Airways as a Customer Service Executive. At Virgin Nigeria, she moved through the ranks to become the Lead Customer Service Executive and later served as the Office Coordinator where she was first exposed to handling transactional aspects of Human Resources at the MMA2 Terminal.
Bunmi’s career in Human Resources took a major turn when she got the role at Greater Washington Limited as the Human Resources Executive. She was eventually to lead the Human Resources and Administrative team as its head within three months of joining GWL.
In 2013, she was opportune to join Air Peace Limited which was at the time a start up Airline with eleven employees and one Aircraft. She is responsible for starting up the HR Department at Air Peace Limited which has now grown to become Nigeria’s largest Airline flying into 20 destinations within and outside Nigeria. She led the Human Resources team as the Head of Human Resources. In this role, she provided strategic Leadership and HR solutions to an almost 2,000 strong employee Organization which includes local and expatriate talent. She has over the years gained experience and expertise in most generalist HR functions.
Bunmi holds the Senior Professional of Human Resources International (SPHRi) Certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), USA. She is also Member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) USA, a leading Professional Association devoted to Human Resource Management and an associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (ACIPM).
She is passionate about Human Resources and seeks to drive Organizational success by influencing its leaders to maintain a strong and positive culture and value based environment where people will thrive. She believes in the strength and potential of every individual and advocates for personal success which will birth Organizational success. She is currently attending the John Maxwell Online University where she plans to complete her certification in leadership, coaching, speaking and Training.