CABE Nigeria Official Partner
Bromley Consultants Limited
Bromley Consultants Limited, which is the training and human capital development arm of the Bromley Group, is the official partner and representative of the Centre for African Business Education (CABE) in Nigeria. Headquartered in Ogun State, Bromley Group consists of 5 sister companies, namely Melrose Books &Publishing Ltd (a publishing company), BromleyTech (a printing company), Bromley Packaging (the flexible and corrugated packaging company), Bromley Laboratories (for equipping laboratories of colleges and higher institutions) and Bromley Consultants Limited (for trainings and human capital development). With a dynamic management team and active in all 36 states of the nation, Bromley Consultants Limited manages the day-to-day operational, marketing and sales activities for CABE in Nigeria.
Nel van Zanten – Centre Director
Nel is a dynamic, highly qualified consultant with over 15 years’ experience in management consultancy, training & development. She has worked for leading training companies, most recently Smart Training in Hampton Wick, UK, specialising in training for various child care and management qualifications. Nel’s career has spanned across Europe and Africa. She ran a large Agribusiness in Holland, worked with local women in Kenya to upgrade their project management skills, and served as a member of the Board of Committee and Community Centre Manager in South Africa developing and running skills training courses and programs as well as self-development and rehab projects. In the process she developed extensive networks with relevant individuals, local businesses and municipalities within the region. Nel’s cross-border experience has given her a unique insight into the need for increased skills training and capacity building for Africa’s people and businesses. As well as being a qualified paediatric nurse, Nel holds a BSc (Hons) in Social Science and Diplomas in Management, Childcare and Education & Training (DTLL).
Kevin Korgba –Director
Kevin’s career and business experience spans across Africa, Europe and South America, sitting on various education and entrepreneurship development panels in Nigeria and the UK and also Guest Lecturing on African business at UK universities. Prior to setting up CABE (as part of the Enterprise, Training & Knowledge Group), he had previously set up and ran a successful cross-border education consulting business in Nigeria servicing UK universities with international students. He holds a BA (Hons) Business Administration from the University of East London, an MSc Global Banking & Finance from the European Business School London (Regent’s University) and an MBA from Webster Graduate School, London (Webster University, St. Louis, USA). Kevin is also on the Board of the Business Council for Africa West & Southern (BCA).
Bolaji Sofoluwe – Director
British born and Africa raised, Bolaji has had an interesting career. Since she graduated in 2000, she has gone from roles in Translation, Research, and Financial Services before finding her true talent in Business Strategy and Planning. She has experience working with small business start-ups in Africa to highly established organisations which included working in the Research Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Bolaji’s African experience has taken her from Nigeria to Senegal to Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana. Working on several projects with a joint value of over $2 billion, she has overcome the challenges of a stringent business environment and is using these skills to help companies get ahead with the changing structure of the global economic stage. As Co-founder of the Enterprise, Training & Knowledge Group, Bolaji has worked on the content of the African Business Management Course with the ETK team, lending her experience in developing over 200 small businesses in Africa from start up to fundraising, to management advisory roles. She is also fluent in English and French.
Karen Malan – Content & Quality Assurance Advisor
As programme head of the MSc in Intercultural Business Communication at De Montfort University in Leicester, Karen’s role is to equip graduate students of business and finance with the understanding and effective application of communication required to succeed in a competitive global multicultural business market. Specialising in Applied Linguistics, she has over 20 years’ experience of leading teaching programmes and training teachers, educators, clinicians and business people in the UK and South Africa. Previous academic posts included the universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch, Queen Mary (University of London) and London Metropolitan University. She has also held an appointment at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and is currently External Examiner for the MA in English Language Teaching at Kingston University. Karen holds an MA from Reading University and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Cape Town.
William Conner – Non-Executive Director
Bill Conner has spent more than 30 years transforming the fundraising results of the organisations with whom he has worked in both the UK and the US. His expertise is in leading organisations through institutional strategic planning for large fundraising campaigns, building high value relationships leading to successful fundraising, and crafting institutional visions and associated narratives to support fundraising initiatives. Bill is a founding partner of Conner & Associates and a Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Oxford where he is the Development Director. He has held board roles with the European Association for Philanthropy and Giving and EU Consult. Bill began his consulting career in 1999 and in 2001 became a Director of Brakeley Ltd where he served a wide range of clients in the UK, Continental Europe and the USA. He has also served as Director of Development at New College, University of Oxford. Prior experience includes senior management and fundraising roles with the London Business School, the San Francisco and Miami Operas, the Castle Hill Foundation, the Boston University School for the Arts and more recently, Director of Development at Ashridge Business School.