Dr. Olu Olasode is an international Chartered Accountant, Economist, Turnaround Expert, International Development Adviser, and Transformational Leadership Consultant. He has acted as catalyst for capacity building, transformation, leadership and developments across Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa.
In the immediate past Nigerian government administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, he was the Chief Technical Adviser for SURE-P and Coordinator of the President’s Technical Matters Unit. Prior to that, he was a Commissioner and Adviser in Tony Blair's administration in the United Kingdom, and was Director in the Cabinet Office’s Capacity-builders.
With substantive experience in productivity, turnaround and change, Dr. Olasode has delivered on major projects and programmes across the private sector, public sector and Government. He has also held a number of international business and government appointments and sits on the Board of international companies and public sector agencies.
Dr Olasode started his career in Lagos with a first degree (BSc), then trained with Ernst & Young in Nottingham and became a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) in the UK, obtained his MSc in London, followed by an MBA from Manchester. He later became as Associate of the UK Institute for Public Sector Managers (APSM), a UK Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) and obtained his PhD in Business Transformation and Leadership from the USA. He is a disciplined man with utmost integrity, loyalty and passion for a better society.
Olu has written a number of materials that have been published in various journals across the world and has presented papers at various conferences and seminars.
Chief Technical Adviser, Technical Matters Unit and SURE-P The Presidency, Federal Government of Nigeria [2012-2015] Transformation Adviser on delivery of Social and Economic Wellbeing.
UK Commissioner and Chairman of Audit Health and Social Care (CQC and CSCI) [2003-2012] UK Regulator with budget of about $230 billion (circa N80 trillion) covering health, social care and mental health services. CQC is one of the largest regulators in the World.
Chairman of Audit Committee and Non Executive Director National Health Service, Bromley Primary Care Trust With current budget of about £500 million (circa N2.4 billion) [2003-2008]
Chairman of the Board SLFHA (Horizon/Amicus) Housing Association [2000 – 2005] Top-13 UK Housing Association and one of the largest in London, now with about 28,000 housing units and assets of about $2 billion (circa N700 billion)
Chairman of Beacon's Performance Panel Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and DCLG Also Chairman of Finance & Procurement Programme, Supporting New Business, Supported Housing, ICT and Social Inclusion
Improvement Analyst and Consultant Inspector Audit Commission in England & Wales Best value inspections of services and Comprehensive Performance Assessment (CPA) on a wide range of Local, District and Unitary Authorities across England.
Group Managing Director TL First Integrated Management Group UK (Transformation Consultancy, Leadership Academy, Accountancy & Performance Audits) [2006-Date]
Chief Executive Officer and Transformation Director SAVO CVS, London Capacity Building and Infrastructure, UK [2005-2006]
Senior Director and Performance Adviser London Voluntary Service Council Capacity Building and Infrastructure, UK [2004-2005]
Chief Executive Officer and Turnaround Director Penrose Housing and Healthcare, London Housing, Care and Support, UK [2003-2004]
Improvement Analyst & Adviser Audit Commission for England & Wales Government's Auditors and Performance Evaluator, UK [2000-2003]
Lecturer in Advanced Management (part-time) Open University Business School Executive Development, UK [1999-2005]
Executive Director, Finance, IT, and Business Services Mildmay Hospital Group Healthcare, UK [1994-2000]
Finance Controller Caxton House, London Public Services, UK [1992-1994]
Investment & Funds Administrator Charity Commission for England & Wales Government Regulator, UK [1990-1992]
External Auditor Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants Accountancy, Consultancy and Audits, UK [1988-1990]
Accounts Supervisor Grant Advertising Nigeria Ltd Media and Communications, Nigeria [1981-1982]
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