Instructor Bio

Emmanuel Michael is a certified coach and highly sought-after strategic business leader with over 20 years management experience spanning various industries such as multidisciplinary engineering, information technology, hospitality and financial services, of which over 15 years have been in human resources management practice. Between March and August 2017, he held forth as the Interim CEO & Head of HR at Letshego MFB, a national microfinance bank in Nigeria. He is currently the Head of Human Capital at Letshego Nigeria.

Emmanuel is also a globally certified HR practitioner (SPHRi®, HRPL, MCIPM, MITD), subject matter expert with the HRCI (USA), CIPM (Nigeria), a Microfinance Certified Banker (MCIB), and member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF). He serves as a career and business mentor on various mentoring platforms which include, The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, The Joel Omeike! 100 Young Professionals Network, The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Google Launchpad Start, FATE Foundation, and The Incubators Africa, amongst others.

His contribution to the global HR community has resulted in several recognitions and awards both locally and internationally, chief among them are the 100 Most Influential Global HR Leaders (2018), 101 Global HR Heroes (2019), and 501 Most Fabulous Global HR Leaders (2020) awards by the World HRD Congress. He was recently recognized as a Top-rated Influencer on The Most Inclusive HR Influencer List by @socialmicole, Top 8 HR Thought Leader in Africa, Top 50 Personalities on LinkedIn in Nigeria, Top 3 Best Revenue Sales Supporting HR, and Top 50 Career Influencers in Africa.

In addition to being a regular contributor on current HR issues and trends on social media channels, Emmanuel enjoys public speaking at both local and international fora, blogs at, and hosts #HRwithEM with focus on career development, leadership and employee experience.

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