, A. Ashiru, DBA, PMP, MCIPS is a multi-skilled, results-focused professional, innovative leader, and strategic problem solver with over 29 years’ experience spanning the energy industry, manufacturing, and academics with over 20 years of this period spent working in the energy sector (Royal Dutch Shell) covering activities in procurement and logistics, human resources, and project delivery. His broad skills set include: Project management, Innovation management, Supply chain management, Facilitation and interface management, Quantitative/qualitative research, Business strategy and analysis, Concept identification and development, Process improvement and optimization, Communications, Safety engineering, Training and Coaching/mentoring.
He has worked with people of diverse culture in countries such as the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Netherlands, France, Nigeria, Gabon, and Cameroon.
His educational background includes a DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) with a specialization in project management from the Capella University, MBA (Executive master’s in business administration) from the University of Toledo, Diploma in Supply Chain Management from the Institute of Procurement and Supply, United Kingdom, M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lagos and a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University. He is a certified project management professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute, a certified supply chain professional (MCIPS) from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, a certified NVivo expert (NVivo is a software for analyzing unstructured and semi-structured data), and an Innovation Management licensed practitioner with Innovation360.
Having exited Royal Dutch Shell in March 2017 on early retirement, he is currently an independent business consultant that helps organizations chart their ways into new territories by doing the right projects using advanced tools and techniques of project management, innovation management, and data analytics. He is also an adjunct professor at Southern New Hampshire University and New England College of Business both in the U.S, where he impacts lives of graduate business students through knowledge sharing and research supervision.