WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017 35 appointments & management Philips Consulting appoints Taiwo as MD T he Board of Phillips Consulting Limited has appointed Mr. Robert Taiwo as the managing director. A statement obtained from the firm said that Taiwo would be reporting directly to the Executive Chairman, Mr. Foluso Phillips. It added that Taiwo would provide day-to- day leadership at the PCL and be responsible for the execution of strategy for the management consulting firm, which is involved in human capital and talent management; learning and development; technology services; strategy; business operations and financial advisory services; and business process outsourcing. Phillips was quoted as saying, “As we start our next 25-year journey, the appointment of Robert is a clear indication of our desire to achieve our vision of creating an organisation, which will outlive us all. It took us a while to find a suitable candidate for this role, and we are delighted with the choice of Robert. The PCL is most certainly reloaded.” According to the statement, the creation of the managing director’s role at PCL demonstrates its determination to ensure that the firm, which is extremely keen on continuity, has clear succession plan, as this has been a challenge for indigenous professional firms in Nigeria. It stated that, “He (Taiwo) started his career in investment banking, including seven years at Commerz Bank AG in the City of London (UK), before moving to Capgemini Consulting UK. Prior to joining PCL, Taiwo also consulted for several global blue-chip companies as an independent consultant, working with organisations in both Nigeria and the UK. “He has a first degree in Law, with an MBA in strategy and change management, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute UK.” According to the statement, Taiwo is joining the firm with over 17 years’ international consulting experience with FTSE 100 companies and leading multinationals. “He has a track record of delivering complex multi- million-pound strategic business aligned solutions, and is adept at transforming organisations across people, process and technology dimensions to enable the business meet set targets and objectives,” it added.