Harry is a motivational speaker, business philosopher and a management consultant. He is the Managing Consultant of Smiles Training & Consulting and hosts the motivational programme- POSITIVE DIFFERENCE- on radio, which seeks to inspire and challenge young Nigerians to become the best irrespective of background and circumstances. He is Inspired and passionate about making a difference in the lives of people especially young people and focuses on vision and the power of faith (in your own ability) to dream and achieve worthy results.
He has been engaged by different corporate organization both within and outside Nigeria to motivate and inspire their staff and stakeholders along corporate vision and strategic themes. Some of his corporate clients include Cadbury Plc, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, UAC Plc, CAP Plc (Representatives of ICI UK Plc), Intercontinental Distilleries Ltd, Forever Living Products Limited (across their West Africa operations) etc. He has also been involved in various youth development programmes and projects such as the Youth Leadership Initiative, Express Yourself and young graduate schemes where he challenges individuals to look inward, helps them to develop their talents and become the best of themselves and consequently transforming the world around them.
He inspires his audience to have a compelling vision, to dream, to embrace change and to achieve the impossible no matter the obstacles through sheer determination and tenacity of purpose. He is involved with the National Service Corp (NYSC) in inspiring the corp members to make positive difference not only in the place of primary assignment but in life.
He has also being involved with projects on change management and business transformation in addition to functional areas like marketing, Sales, Business Strategy & Planning and Brand management. Along these functional lines, he has facilitated trainings & made presentations on topics such as Developing a Winning Business Strategy, Building Strong Brands, Working Passion into Your Profession, Marketing Challenges in a Downturn, Brand Saliency, Persuasive Selling and Negotiation skills etc. His clients include multinationals and conglomerates in different sectors of the economy.
Harry holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree (B.Pharm) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and a Master of Business Administration. A member of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria. Harry is married and lives in lagos, Nigeria.
He has over 18 years experience in Marketing, Sales, Business Strategy & Planning and Brand management and has worked in different industries which include financial (Intercontinental Bank Plc), telecommunication (Celtel, Vmobile, Econet Wireless now Zain), FMCG/ Foods & Beverages (Promasidor) and pharmaceuticals (Smithkline Beecham & Sterling Winthrop now, Glaxosmithkline-gsk). Harry was in senior executive management as Group Executive & Head with Intercontinental Bank PLC in charge of Brand Management & Corporate Communication among other functions. He has managed and led the Marketing & Brands Division of Vmobile. He was directly involved in product development, business planning, brand activation and development through consumer and trade marketing activities in Promasidor and Econet Wireless. He has managed brands such as Business Partna (Econet Wireless Contract Brand), Buddie (Econet Wireless Pre-paid brand), Cowbell milk & Top Tea (Promasidor flagship brands).
Previously, in the pharmaceutical industry, Harry was a Field Sales Manager & Customer Service Representative with Sterling Winthrop & SmithKline Beecham (now GSK). He functioned previously in Celtel Limited as the Manager, Corporate Sales & SME. Harry has attended & facilitated several Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Image and Brand Building courses & trainings locally and internationally.