The Work and Family Conference is your annual opportunity to access the best information, discover new ideas, and stay at the forefront as HR professional.

You’ll get irreplaceable opportunities to connect with your peers from all over the country with conference expert Speaker, local and International providing information that will sustain your organization all year long. WFC 2018 will be held May 31st , 2018, at the Four Point by Sheraton, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The Work and Family Conference aims discussion on family responsible policies, correlating these with productivity and the bottom line. We have been able to demonstrate strategies for implementing these policies and to prove that happy workers are better workers through this conference.

A select group of 200 decision makers including CEOs, senior executives and human resource directors and people managers come together to show the impact of Family Responsible Polices in companies. This conference has attracted delegates from across every industry in Nigeria. It has also hosted several renowned international speakers that are experts in the Work-Family interphase space.


Four Point by Sheraton
Plot 9/10 Block 2 Oniru Chieftancy Estate, Victoria Island, Lekki


Thursday 31st May, 2017




Lagos Business School


Lagos Business School


Group HR, Ecobank


HR Director, Coca Cola Company


CEO Interswitch Ltd


MD Epe Resort and Spa


Udom Inoyo, President Chartered Institute of Personnel Mangement Executive Director, Human Resources, ExxonMobil.

Udom Uko Inoyo holds a bachelor’s degree in both Political Science and Law and was called to The Nigerian Bar as Solicitor & Advocate of the Supreme Court in 1988. He joined Mobil Producing Company as an Employee Relations Coordinator and soon became the Compensation and Benefits Advisor, ExxonMobil Europe, Africa & Middle East Center of Expertise, in Brussels, Belgium, where he had responsibility for the National Salary Programs of 10 African and 4 European countries.

Udom returned to Nigeria as Manager, Human Resources Policies & Programs for Mobil Producing Nigeria and by 2004, he was appointed to the Board as Executive Director and has chaired both the External Affairs and Human Resources committees of the Oil Producers Trade Sector (OPTS).

His passion for human and community development by eradicating poverty through education lead him to launch The Inoyo Toro Foundation.


Professor Franca Ovadje has a PhD in Business Administration from the IESE Business School in Barcelona Spain. She was a pioneer faculty member of the Lagos Business School (LBS) where she led sessions on Leadership, Change Management and Human Resource Management. She also taught on the African AMP at the IESE Business School in Barcelona and on several programmes in South Africa and Ghana. She is a visiting Professor at the Strathmore Business School in Kenya. For almost two decades, Professor Ovadje has contributed to the development of Human Resource professionals in Nigeria through her programmes at the LBS and through mentoring.

In 2005, she received the African Management Scholar award. Franca is the author of the book ‘Change Leadership in Developing Countries’ published by Routledge, New York as well as several articles, book chapters and case studies including “What it takes to lead change in Africa” published in the Harvard Business Review case collection. She is the co-editor of the ‘Handbook of Organizational Change in Africa’ which will be published by Routledge, UK later this year. Professor Ovadje is an active consultant to industry. She recently founded the Danne Institute for Research.


Santi Martinez CEO, founding partner and trainer Providentia Ltd, Born in Barcelona and based in Helsinki, Santi Martínez holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Helsinki, Finland, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Helsinki School of Economics. Founding partner and CEO of Providentia Ltd, a Finnish company that offers leadership training, Santi lectures on leadership issues in Finland and abroad for companies, NGO’s and educational institutions both public and private. Santi is a regular visiting faculty on Leadership, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in universities as Aalto University, University of Tampere, Helsinki School of Business and Strathmore Business School. He has also been visiting faculty at IESE Business School.

Santi Martínez is a member of IECO - Institute for Ethics in Communication and Organizations in Valencia, Spain. He is also a founder and regular columnist of hyvejohtajuus.fi, the #1 blog in the Nordic Countries on leadership related issues.

Presently Santi’s topics of interests are excellence in character, happiness, and motivation, which he gets hiking in Finnish Lapland and running development cooperation programs in different countries.