Olufunso Yusuf obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Second Class, Upper Division) in Philosophy from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) in 1977 and a Master's Degree in Industrial and Labour Relations from the University of Ibadan in 1984. He is a professional member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, and the Nigerian Institute for Training and Development.
During a career spanning about 20 years, Funso acquired rich hands-on experience in Human Resources Management and Development, derived from his work as Manpower Development Officer in the Federal Ministry of Establishments, Senior Personnel Officer in the Orthopaedic Hospitals Management Board, Human Resources/Training Manager in two manufacturing companies, and for 8 years (1990 -1998), Head of Human Resources Management & Development at Ecobank Nigeria Plc, with concurrent responsibility for Human Resources Co-ordination at the Ecobank Group Headquarters in Lome, Republic of Togo.
Funso has engaged in Management Consulting for the past 14 years, and he has consulted for several organizations in the banking, aviation, food & beverages, oil & gas, trading, agriculture, and manufacturing sectors of the Nigerian economy. His areas of interest include Industrial Relations, Executive Search & Selection, Leadership & Management Development, Personal, Team & Organizational Effectiveness, Service Excellence, and Customer Service. He is adept in the design and facilitation of capacity development programs for supervisory, middle management and top management staff.
Mr. Yusuf is currently the Managing Consultant of Foremost Business Consulting Limited.