Ibiai Ani


Ibiai A Ani is a Human Resources Management and Training Consultant with over 21 years of core HR experience, 16 of these at the Senior Management level in the large corporate private sector. She qualified as a lawyer with a degree from the University of Lagos and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1982. In 1984, she obtained a diploma in Interior Design from London’s Inchbald School of Design. Ibiai worked first in the Rivers State Ministry of Justice and subsequently in the Federal Ministry of Justice before she joined the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC).

At Shell, she moved through a range of HR roles, gaining extensive experience of Recruitment, Training Needs Analysis (TNA), Manpower Planning and Development, Policy Development and Employee Relations as well as Change Facilitation and HR Project Management. She became a certified Change Facilitator in 1998 and was one of the company’s Change Focal Points in the Eastern Division. After 12 years with Shell she left to join a major international banking institution – Citibank Nigeria, a subsidiary of Citigroup. She was the Country Head of Human Resources covering Nigeria and overseeing the Rep. Office in Ghana. Ibiai stayed with Citi for nearly 5 years and left the organisation in December 2003.

In June 2004 she incorporated The Daisy Management Centre Ltd. and opened formally for business in December 2004. A private residential management and training centre, The Daisy offers facilities for training, conferences, seminars and meetings, in addition to 14 well appointed, individually-styled guest rooms for business guests and residential programmes. The Daisy also now offers human resources and training solutions designed to develop management, leadership and professional skills.

In 2010, Ibiai joined Customer Service Global to deliver accredited courses throughout Nigeria. She is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) and completed the Management Development Accreditation Programme with the Centre for Management Development (CMD) in Lagos in September 2007.