Taiwo ‘Dayo-Abatan is a seasoned HR Specialist and currently the Group Head, Human Resources of Mutual Benefits Assurance PLC. With over 17 years’ experience in Human Resources Management, she has over the years developed competencies in Performance Management, People and Cultural Transformation, Learning and Development, Manpower Planning, Recruitment and Selection, Organizational Development and Employee Relations and her career spans different sectors of the Nigerian Economy. She currently oversees HR activities in 4 subsidiaries of the Organization across Nigeria and the West African Coast with a work force of over 4000.
She is adept in conducting various training sessions for enhancing performance and a strong passion for HR Service Delivery. She also leads and assists with the implementation of Human Resources (HR) initiatives across the Organization.
Before she joined Mutual Benefits in 2017, Taiwo worked as Head, Human Resources of Total Health Trust Limited, a member of Liberty, SA
where she was very instrumental in driving the strategy for people and cultural change the Company tried to achieve during their transformation from an Owner-Managed Organization into a fully corporatized entity after the 100% take over by Liberty.
An alumnus of The London Academy Business School, Taiwo attended the University of Ado-Ekiti where she studied Economics and graduated with a Second-Class Upper Degree. She then proceeded to The Federal University of Technology, Akure where she bagged an MBA majoring in Management.
She is a member of several professional bodies among which are The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), The Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Nigerian Institute of Training and Development (NITAD) and The Institute of Professional Managers and Administrators (IPMA). She has also contributed to the growth of the HR profession on several committees with major Institutes and Associations here in Nigeria. These include;
She is a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, International (SPHRi) as well as a trained Adult Learning Experience Professional.
A goal getter, Taiwo led her team to win the CIPM HR Best Practice Awards as Runners up in 2014 and Winner in 2017 for the Health Sector of the Nigerian Economy.
As a Trainer, Taiwo seats on the faculty of some Consulting Firms among which are Beth’s Consulting Limited, Bellforte Consulting among others where she facilitates various HR and Leadership Trainings.
As a way of giving back to the HR profession and fulfilling her passion which is impacting and improving professionals, Taiwo is the Founder and Host of “Taiwo’s Coffee Chat” a capacity building platform for HR professionals and holds this free attendance event monthly as well as “The HR Foundry” a learning platform for building and raising exceptional HR Professionals.
Dec 2019, Taiwo was recognized by SalesRury as one of the Top 50 Nigerian Influencers on LinkedIn and winner 2019 “Revenue Leadership Award” under the Premium Content Creator – category.
A dedicated, focused and goal-oriented individual with excellent interpersonal skills. She has imbibed teamwork as a philosophy and this guides her in her career, Taiwo is happily married and blessed with 2 lovely children.