Elizabeth Okonji, FCIPD

Founder TGL Labs

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Dr. Elizabeth Okonji (Chartered FCIPD) is a seasoned HR leader with over 2 decades’ corporate
HR experience, after pivoting early from a career in IT.

She is the Founder of TGL Labs – a Business Coaching company. She also serves as Fractional Chief
People Officer and Strategic Advisor to a couple of tech startups. Her passion for helping people
and teams develop a culture of growth drives her to partner with businesses and individuals to
unlock their full potential, offering tailored solutions for growth and personal development.

Elizabeth’s fresh and daring approach to optimizing people and culture for organisations undergoing transformation, has earned her recognition as a trailblazer in People & Culture leadership.

Some of these recognitions include Ph.D., a feature among the Top 20 Disruptive People Leaders in Nigeria, a Lifetime Achievement Award, and most recently, an international feature among the Most Visionary Women Leaders in HR. Her journey to becoming an accomplished C-Level HR Leader included serving at organizations such as Renmoney, Afriglobal Group, Interswitch Group, MTN Nigeria, and Resourcery Plc., consistently delivering measurable results across geographies and industries, driving strategic business initiatives, and fostering a culture of innovation and excellence.

Elizabeth is a certified coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF), an international speaker, a certified learning experience facilitator, and a certified management consultant. Her other credentials, apart from her Masters in HRM, include Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD); Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Leadership Management & Manpower Development (ILMMD) and Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC). She is a member of the Certification Faculty and Experts’ Council of Hacking HR and serves as Lead Ambassador for Transform Global’s Lagos Chapter.

Beyond her professional achievements, Elizabeth is deeply committed to giving back to society and continues to empower others to reach their full potential through career mentoring and education funding.

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