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Bolanle is a People Leader with 20 years of professional experience in strategic people management, human resource consulting, people transformation, employee value proposition and Diversity & Inclusion.

She is currently the Director of People for Middle East at McKinsey and Company where she oversees all people-related activities. Before moving to the Middle East, Bolanle held a similar role leading the people function for McKinsey in Africa.

Bolanle holds a Master’s degree in human resource management from the University of Manchester and Bachelor of Arts in English language from the Lagos State University. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria and an Accredited Level 2 MBTI Professional.


Inspiring Leadership Journeys

Day 2 - 28 Feb, 2024

10:55 AM - 11:20 AM / GMT

Becoming an Inspirational Leader

Presentation will target early career professionals on an important topic that will define what sort of leader they will become in future.

Presentation will cover why topic is important - what inspirational leadership is, and what it isn't; why being an inspirational leader is important both to the individual and those around them; how to practically develop inspirational leadership skills

Overall discussion will draw on real life examples where possible.

  • Who an Inspirational Leader is
  • Benefits of being an Inspirational Leader
  • How to develop skills to become an Inspirational Leader



Day 1 - 27 Feb, 2024

1:05 PM - 1:45 PM / GMT

Innovating Leadership: Empowering Women in Tech and Beyond

Carla Szemzo, Vice-Dean - IE Business School

Harmony Murphy Senior Head of Retail UKI Google - UK
Mellie Chow Venture Partner Archangel Axion Fund - Canada
Rubi Kaur Chief Enterprise Architect Lloyds Banking Group - UK
Sarah Greasley EMEA Director, Solutions Architecture Amazon Web Services (AWS) - UK