Temi Dalley is an adept HR leader with nearly two decades of experience – locally and internationally. She is a seasoned professional with an exceptional reputation in strategic leadership, people management, business acumen, driving transformational change among others.
As the Chief Human Resources Officer at Sterling Bank Plc., she is responsible for building a competent and agile workforce to meet the rapidly changing demands of today’s workplace. She leads a team of Human Capital experts whose mission is to create a truly humane and enabling work environment in the digital age, fueling Sterling Bank’s differentiation in the business landscape.
Temi has a first degree in Political Science from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria, M.A in Human Resource Management from the Middlesex Business School, UK, and also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), UK, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, Nigeria (CIPM), among other professional bodies.
Listed among the 101 Most Influential Global HR leaders by the HRD World Congress (2018) and 2020 HR Leader of the year by the HR people Magazine Awards, Temi is keen on driving innovation and future-focused best practices that enhances the HR profession and sustainable organizational success.
DEB COHEN, PHD
Deb Cohen, Ph.D., is an author, trainer and management consultant with more than 25 years of experience advising, speaking and guiding nonprofit, academic and for-profit entities. Her latest book, Developing Management Proficiency: A Self-directed Learning Approach (2020), focuses on how managers can develop their management competence through self-directed efforts.
Deb is a Distinguished Principal Research Fellow with The Conference Board and is an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University teaching MBA courses in Strategic HR. A subject matter expert in HR, management and organizational behavior, Cohen’s expertise lies in creating and executing new initiatives that support and develop organization strategy. She is a skillful facilitator, speaker, trainer and researcher. She has been called upon as an Expert Witness in employment cases.
As a former SVP with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Cohen was responsible for a 50-person Division covering knowledge services, original research, and the development of a profession-wide competency model. Under her direction, research services were transformed into a significant revenue stream, a curriculum guide for the HR profession was established and a competency model that forms the basis for a world-wide certification credential was created. As a member of the Executive Team, Deb helped develop, guide and evaluate programs across the organization.
She received her Ph.D. in Management and Human Resources and her Master’s Degree in Labor and Human Resources both from The Ohio State University. She is a certified Senior HR professional with the designation SHRM-SCP. Deb is also the author of Developing Proficiency in HR: 7 Self-directed Activities for HR Professionals, a book that focuses on self-development in HR (2016). She is co-author of the (2015) book Defining HR Success: 9 Critical Competencies for HR Professionals and a co-editor for a (2013) book entitled Developing and Enhancing Teamwork in Organizations: Evidence-based Best Practices and Guidelines. Prior to joining SHRM, Dr. Cohen spent 15 years as an academician teaching HRM at George Washington and George Mason Universities. Dr. Cohen has published over 50 articles and book chapters and has been published in such journals as Academy of Management Journal, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, and the Journal of Business Ethics.
CHARLES-HENRI BESSEYRE DES HORTS, PHD
Dr. Charles-Henri Besseyre des Horts, Phd, holding two Doctorates (University of Aix-Marseille and University of California at Los Angeles) is Emeritus Professor at HEC Paris. He has been, between September 2003 and September 2008, Director of the research chair HEC-Toshiba “Nomadism and Mobile Technology” and between September 2012 and July 2015, Director of the research chair HEC-Webhelp “Human Capital and Performance”. He has taught during 26 years in all HEC programs: HEC MS in Management (Grande Ecole), HEC MBA, HEC Doctorate, HEC Executive programs. He has created and managed the MS HEC Exed Strategic HR Management. His research works focus on change management of enterprises and organizations in relationship with the digital revolution, relationships between human capital and firm performance. He has published numerous articles and more than 15 books including the last two most recent ones as co-author “l’IA au service des RH” (Dunod, September 2020) and “Le Management par la Confiance” (Eyrolles, September 2020). He is the President of AGRH (Francophone Association of HR Academics, 1000 members, 15 Francophone countries) since October 2017. He has been and is actively involved in international consulting and training activities in more than 30 countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa. He is, on a part-time basis, the Corporate Relations Director of FNEGE (French National Foundation for Management Education) and Senior Advisor of Korn Ferry France.
Alex Fleming was appointed Country Head of the UK and Ireland alongside her role as President of Staffing and Solutions for the Adecco Group UK and Ireland in April 2018. As part of her remit, Alex leads three of the UK’s most prestigious workforce solutions brands: Adecco, Office Angels and Pontoon.
Alex began her career as a recruitment consultant for the Adecco Group UK&I in September 1997 at the Adecco Clapham branch. London-based Branch Manager and Regional Manager roles soon followed, until she took on the role of Adecco Operations Director in 2009. In 2011, Alex assumed responsibility for managing the Adecco and Spring businesses overseeing the commercial development of 50 offices in London and the South.
In 2013, Alex was promoted to Managing Director of Adecco and Spring Personnel in the UK and Ireland. In 2016, Alex also took on responsibility for the Adecco onsite division managing over 50 large strategic accounts – Adecco Corporate. As of 1 September 2016, she became the President of General Staffing, bringing Office Angels into her remit and managing over 180 offices across the UK&I. In 2018 she assumed responsibility for Pontoon, the MSP and RPO solutions offering to large organisations.
Alex was promoted to Country Head of the UK&I in April 2018, where she’s responsible for driving strategic direction, innovation and new growth opportunities. She champions diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is a strong advocate for bridging the gap between education and work, by introducing young people to the world of work from an early age and partnering with educational establishments.