About U-Connect

U-Connect, established in 2004 with headquarters in Lekki Peninsula is a proud Nigerian operation offering world-class HR Consulting Services in the areas of Personnel Outsourcing, Talent Search, Verification & Background Checks, Pre-Assessment Testing Learning & Development, HR Advisory Services to its valued customers with the aim of transforming businesses into customer loyalty centers.

We engage cutting-edge techniques, and highly skilled professionals to provide cost-effective solutions, designed to enhance our client’s corporate strategy and performance, thus optimizing system functionality and improving operational efficiency. Read More

We are constantly working to become and remain Nigeria’s leading provider of innovative and accessible Human Resources Management and Customer Service solutions.

Creating unusual, simple, and sustainable human resources management solutions that minimize cost and increase productivity and profit.

Driving business excellence through prudent human resources management solutions tailored to our clients’ needs.

  1. Motivating people and forming effective partnerships to provide outstanding customer
  2. Guaranteeing the sustainability of solutions by developing and implementing processes specific to the requirements of our clients in compliance with industry
  3. Developing, managing, and utilising human energy for optimum organizational

Customer-focus, Professionalism,  Excellence,  Integrity

Why U-Connect:

Here are some reasons to choose us;

  1. We specialize in the utilization of methods and platforms to achieve ultimate customer service delivery and customer satisfaction.
  2. Our team consists of experts and professionals who are considered thought leaders in the HR field, providing brand-building solutions to our clients in areas of Talent Search, Recruitment, Personnel Outsourcing, Training, Pre-assessment testing, and Contact center management which aids them in enhancing their brand, offering meaningful experiences for their consumers which in turn positively impacts their bottom line.
  3. With our international best practice knowledge, we deliver clear-cut-focused solutions in a creative manner that positively impacts your business.

Leadership Team

Victor Famuyibo

Chairman

Victor studied Sociology at the University of Ibadan from 1976 to 1979. He obtained Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Lagos and later studied Law in the same University. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1996. Following a 6-year HR work experience in a private company in Lagos, Victor joined Nigerian Breweries in 1986 as Personnel Manager, initially at Headquarters Lagos. He later transferred to Kaduna as Brewery Personnel Manager. He returned to Lagos HQ to assume a new position as Job Evaluation Manager. In preparation for his new role, Victor had a 6-month on-the-job attachment to the UAC Remuneration Adviser and the Unilever UK Remuneration Department. He attended Remuneration Techniques Workshop at the Unilever Head Office in Black Friars, London, complemented by on-the-job attachment in the Personnel Department of various Unilever Production sites in the UK. Victor’s function was enlarged to combine Job Evaluation and Remuneration, thus becoming the first HR Specialist in the Company’s history to head the Reward function. Much further into his job evaluation career, Victor attended several Hay Job Analysis/ Evaluation Workshops in London, Paris and Cape Town thus becoming one of the first Hay Certified Job Evaluation Specialists in the Nigerian HR Community. Victor was later appointed Industrial Relations Manager.

In this role, he managed Employee Relations, Collective Bargaining, Employee Engagement, HR Policy Development and related matters at corporate level. He was subsequently appointed Manpower Development and Training Manager with responsibility for Management Recruitment, Career Planning, Talent Management, Learning and Development. As Manpower Development Manager, he developed and implemented the Nigerian Breweries Campus Management Initiative (CMI), now one of the key pillars for attracting bright young Nigerian graduates into the organization.

He also developed and implemented a Performance Appraisal Calibration System, to ensure objectivity and transparency in the company’s appraisal process. In 2002, Victor was seconded to Heineken Corporate Headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In Amsterdam, he worked first, as Human Resource Consultant in the global team of Heineken Hay Job Evaluation Specialists. Subsequently, he was appointed HR Policy Development Officer; Manager - Corporate Social Responsibility for Africa/Middle East and lastly as Human Resource Director, Africa/Middle East. In this last role, he supervised the HR function across Heineken operations in the region, travelling extensively in Central, West and North Africa as well as the Middle East. He returned to Nigerian Breweries in October 2008 to assume the role of Human Resource Director.
Whilst on cross posting in Holland, he was privileged to lead core HR projects in East and Central Europe, The Netherlands, Switzerland, North, Central and West Africa.

Victor attended Executive and Senior HR Leadership Development Programs including the Unilever General Management course at Four Acres, Surrey UK; Cornell University Utaka New York State, IMD Lausanne Switzerland, London Business School UK and Harvard Business School, Boston Massachusetts, USA, among others. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, Victor served actively in the various organs of the Institute for many years and eventually was elected President & Chairman of Council of the Institute from 2013 to 2015.

Omomene Odike

Chief Executive Officer

Omon Odike is the CEO and Managing Consultant of U-Connect Human Resources Limited, One of Nigeria’s leading Human Resource Companies and Founder of Gr8jobsng: the first of its kind HR Recruitment online platform in Africa. As an Entrepreneur, she is credited with introducing innovative solutions in Human Resources; positioning the U-Connect brand as a trail blazer in the HR Consulting Industry.
Omon is responsible for leading a team of HR professionals who have placed over 10,500 candidates with various local and international companies, provided HR Advisory and other HR related services.
Her experience spans over 19 years from Legal Practice to HR Consulting and she is very passionate about youth empowerment, employability and employment as well as women in business.
She also holds a Certification in Quality Management (ISO 9001-2000), the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), Owners Manager Programme (LBS) and CMB etc. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), CIPM and an Alumni of Lagos Business School (LBS).
By 2013, she had taken the company to new heights and was recognized by Allworld Network USA, Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School in conjunction with the Tony Elumelu foundation as a Nigeria Fast Growth 50 Award winner, where U-Connect received an award as one of the 50 fastest growing private firms in Nigeria. She also received a Certificate of Excellence from the Allworld Summit in Harvard, USA in the same year.

U-Connect also received a Global Quality Excellence award in 2016 in the category of Global Most Innovative Quality HR Firm of the Year 2016.

With the aim to revolutionize the way we see HR in Nigeria and beyond, in 2014 she conceptualized the idea to build the First of its kind Online HR Service Platform with a particular focus on servicing jobseekers & SMEs using Technology. The platform Gr8jobsng was launched in 2016, in Partnership with Ernst & Young, Microsoft, Diamond Bank Plc, CIPM and Lagos Business School (LBS).
Omomene currently serves as a board member in some reputable companies and with her vision to grow U-Connect into one of the leading HR Consulting companies in Sub- Saharan Africa; she leads a team of highly professional HR Consultants, as well as draws competitive strength from partnerships with global firms in the United States, Europe and India.

Ikenna Odike

Director

He holds a degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Benin and began his career in sales and customer services in Maersk, the global shipping leader. Rising steadily through the ranks, his role expanded to include business development, relationship management and key account management across different subsidiaries.
This rich experience fueled his passion and committed for customer service excellence, which has continued to be the driving force behind his entrepreneurial success. In 2004, Ikenna founded U-Connect Telecommunication Service Ltd, a call center management and technology outsourcing company, which as recorded significant growth and now provides services for blue–chip clients in several sectors. On the heels of the successful launch of U-Connect, in 2005 Ikenna partnered with Inter-Active Technologies Pty-a South Africa based Call-center Company, to set up Customer Contact Solutions Nigeria Limited .OUTCESS was appointed in the same year by Aspect Software Inc.as Channel Partner for the West African region in recognition of its commitment to the development of the call center industry in West Africa.
Customer Service and Contact Centre Specialist with several years’ experience deploying, managing, outsourcing, training and consulting in the contact centre industry. Channel Partner for Aspect Software in West Africa selling and supporting contact centre solutions. He is also a Terrasoft CRM partner.
Specializes in People, Processes, Training and Technology in Customer Service and Contact Centre..

Dima Oruene

Director

CEO of Knowledge Capital Limited and was responsible for Heading, Board Strategy and Credit Risk Management Committees for two Sub Saharan African Banks, with strong regional presence. Responsible for driving the turnaround initiatives that resulted in the profitability improvement of a leading Sub Saharan African Bank from an ROA of 1.4% to 3.5% over a 15 month period.
Led Initiatives that turned half of the branches (over 30 in number) of a leading Bank in Ghana from loss making status to strong profitability over a period of 12 months. Responsible for driving the Balance sheet growth of a leading Regional Bank from under $150 million to over $1billion over a period of 7 years (2008 to 2015). This was achieved through a growth combination of organic and acquisition.

Design and implementation of Strategy, Turnaround and Change Management models for Leading Banks and Non-Bank Financial Institutions within Sub-Saharan Africa. Design and implementation of human performance models for Banks and other Non Bank Financial Institutions. Strategic Capacity building in core technical areas of Banking, Finance and Strategic Management. Advisor and Consultant - Strategy and Credit Risk Management - to leading Banks in Ghana. Consultant to major Nigerian Banks on Credit Risk and Portfolio strategy. Consultant to the International Finance Corporation on Trade Finance within Sub Saharan Africa. MD of IBFC Agusto Training Limited in Strategic Human Performance management for Banks Strategic Consulting for Banks in West and Eastern Africa Financial modeling and Capacity building for the oil majors in the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry
Member stakeholders forum for the Oil and Gas policy of Nigeria Consultant to the Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE) on its Oil and Gas privatisation strategy. On the Board of Directors of Swap Technologies and the Chairman of Pan African Tower Limited

Ike C. Ibeku

Director

Ike is the Managing Partner in the city Law Firm of Benchmac & Ince. A Public Private Partnership practitioner, he has built up a wealth of experience advising the Federal Government in landmark transactions that have greatly assisted in infrastructural development in Nigeria. He actively participated in the electric power sector reforms and in negotiating and concluding several successful privatisation in the sector to strategic investors and concessionaires.
He was a core member of the Benchmac & Ince team as Transaction Advisors in the privatization of PHCN successor companies that revolutionized the Nigerian Power Sector. He is also a member of the legal team that is working on the ongoing Corporate Restructuring of Niger Delta Power Holding Company and private sector participation in the operation and ownership of the National Integrated Power Projects (NIPP) generation assets and investment protection of NIPP gas, transmission and distribution assets.

Currently, he is on a World Bank funding for providing legal support to the Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) to enhance their negotiating capacity in respect of certain Power Purchase Agreements (and ancillary documents) to be entered under the Nigerian electricity & Gas improvement project. He is also advising the German Agency for International Cooperation, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on Competitive Procurement System for IPP Renewable Energy Generation Capacity in Nigeria. Ike is also providing legal consultancy to several United States Agency for International Development (USAID) projects in improving infrastructure in Nigeria He seats on the boards of a number of Nigerian Companies providing necessary support. An avid golfer, he believes in achieving excellence in all endeavour of life.

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