SHRM Nigeria
Winifred Mena-Ajakpovi
Executive Director

An established high performer with an excellent track record, Winifred is a Lawyer and experienced HR professional with over 20 years work experience, largely in multinational environments. i am currently responsible for a large portfolio covering Human Resources, IT, Corporate Communications and Services, Government Relations, Legal and general administration and operations of the business. Prior to joining Energia, i have headed each of these sole functions: Human Resources, Legal, Admin, Corporate Communications and Services etc. In my HR experience, I have served in all areas of the employment life cycle within the financial services industry, legal services, telecoms and FMCG sectors right from base level to senior leadership/Executive management. i have HR experience in the following areas: .Business Partnering responsibilities, Performance Management, Organization and Talent development, Career Management, Culture and Change programs, Learning Management, Workforce Management, Succession & Career planning, Industrial relations and Diversity at work. I have partnered with business leaders to drive business results through people and have worked in both unionized, non-unionized and semi-unionized environments. I have spent the last 15 years of my career in Leadership positions, the last 10 years in senior management roles with over 6 years at Executive Leadership level. I have simultaneously covered corporate communications and stakeholder management roles including CSR and community issues in the oil and gas sector. I hold a Bachelors degree in Law, a Masters degree also in Law and an MSC in International Human Resource Management from Cranfield University, UK. I’m a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN) and a member of the learning and development faculty of the institute. I’m also an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and serve on the Nigerian board of SHRM as Executive Director. I am founder and CEO of WinifredUnusual Productions, an outlet for my passion for the creative industry and I have several Productions to my credit. I’m currently working on my book on an unusual career story, launching this 2020. I love to provoke thoughts in people and by so doing propel them to action in any area of life where they need to be catalyzed into action. I created a platform I call Quirky thots for this and weekly I write!