Tolulope Agiri, MCIPM

Deputy Director & Head HR International Civil Aviation Organization

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Tolulope Agiri (Tolu) is the Deputy Director and Head of Human Resources for The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).  ICAO is a United Nations specialized agency, funded and directed by 193 national governments to support their diplomacy and cooperation in air transport as signatory states to the Chicago Convention.

Tolu, an experienced HR executive with over 3 decades HR consulting and practice experience across industries and nationalities, is known for her authentic and passionate approach to aligning Human Resources to Business.   She worked with KPMG Nigeria before joining Unilever in several HR roles across Nigeria, Africa, the Middle East and Turkey. She left Unilever as HR Director, Nigeria to join the United Nations World Food Programme as Regional Head of Human Resources for the Southern Africa Bureau with oversight for driving HR strategy and operations across Southern Africa countries. Prior to joining ICAO, Tolu also worked as the Group Chief HR Officer at Interswitch Group, a pioneer and leader in digital payments in Africa. 

Tolu graduated from the University of Lagos with an MSc in Industrial Relations & Personnel Management, and from Obafemi Awolowo University with a BSc in Psychology.   She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria where she has been involved in various roles and committees including conference committees and the Strategic Planning & Implementation Committee.

 Tolu is happily married to Abayomi and they are blessed with two young adult children Ifeoluwapo and Oluwatimilehin.  She is passionate about developing the next generation of leaders and mentoring young women.

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