Roti Balogun – Africa MBA indaba

Roti Balogun

RegionLearning Leader,Sub-Saharan Africa

Roti Balogun

RegionLearning Leader,Sub-Saharan Africa |General Electric (GE)


Roti is the Regional Learning Leader for Africaand chief learning responsible for the holistic learning and development strategyacross all GE businesses (Power, Oil & Gas, Healthcare, Transportation &Aviation) in region sub-Sahara across (SSA) 25 countries. He focuses on learning experiencedesign, strategy, consulting andexecution of all executive, functional and professional competence development programs, whilst delivering bespoke GECrotonville Leadership experiences.

Roti is a Bachelors & Master’s degree holder of Electronic and Software Engineering from the University of Loughborough UK and an MBA from the Imperial College London Business School. He started his career as a quality engineerin ARM, Cambridge UK and subsequently returned to Africain a technical services roleat a global telecoms infrastructure provider. With over a decade of experiences at Ericsson in the region, his worked in multiple roles throughstrategic people management,competence and talent management, HRbusiness partnering for the outsourcing/M&A businesses and finally as the regional director for learning & development across 43 countries in SSA before joining GE. In this time, he acquired deep experiences in leadership development & executive coaching, a strongknowledge base of labour& employee relations, and has attained a plethora of professional qualifications in strategic human resource practices from Cornell USA, Life coaching and performance consultingcertificates from the UK, a Harvard honours certificate for Leaders of learning, and is a six-sigma qualified green belt professional. He is currently pursuing an Executive Doctorate in Education at the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) GSE and is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the Association for Talent Development (ATD)

Nigerian by nationality and an avid learning enthusiast,he is deeplypassionate about digital technologies, youth development and influencing the future of learning and education across Africa. He continues to empower institutions and lead future of skills initiatives with academia, regulators and industry thought leaders in building capacity employability, entrepreneurship and digital skills for the continent. A conference speaker & investor in a few tech start-ups, he has a personal commitment to leadership excellence. He resides in Johannesburg, South Africa with his wife Ruki.