Dr. Ije Jidenma


Dr. Ije Jidenma a notable Human Resources & Organisational Development professional and Management Consultant, holds a Ph.D. in Psychology with specialisation in Psychometrics from the University of Lagos. She is the Chief Executive of Leading Edge Consulting and has consulted widely for organisations across diverse sectors of the economy, including the financial services sector.

She has also consulted for the Public Sector, International Non-Governmental Organisations as well as led international Joint Venture initiatives. She is also the Managing Partner of IRC (Nigeria), a member firm of the IRC Global Executive Search Partnership with footprints across six continents and over 75 countries.

Dr. Jidenma served as a Non-Executive Director of First Pension Custodian Nigeria Limited from 2011 to 2014 and made effective contributions at committee and Board levels. She brings to the Board an excellent blend of strategic and hands-on consolidated experience garnered over 31 years.

Earlier in her career, she had worked in operational capacities at the Industrial Training Fund and Price Waterhouse (now PwC) where she was a Senior Consultant in Human Resources. She worked in executive capacities as Head of Human Resources as well as Head, Strategic Planning at Merchant Bank of Africa and served as a Senior Lecturer at ESUT Business School.

Dr. Jidenma is a Fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM), Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), where she is a member of the Board of Fellows, as well as the Institute of Directors (IoD), where she serves on its Governing Council.

A firm believer in continuous learning, she has attended several Executive and Board level developmental programmes across the world, including Harvard Business School, IESE Business School, Cranfield School of Management, and Lagos Business School. A Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International, she also sits on the Advisory Boards of several reputable non-for-profit organizations.

Dr. Jidenma is a multiple role model awardee. She currently serves as a Trustee/Executive Secretary of Goddy Jidenma Foundation.

She is a Director of the Nigeria South Africa Chamber of Commerce.

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