Ted Theodore joins Cripps Sears & Partners

2015 has been a challenging year but a successful one and we are delighted to welcome Ted Theodore as part of our continued international expansion. Based in Lagos, Ted will be heading our Lagos office and working closely with our practice leads in developing business in Sub Saharan Africa.

Ted worked with Shell for two decades in diverse HR and business roles, most recently in special projects in Nigeria and a strategy leadership role in The Hague, leading the people and services aspects of a major divestment ($2bn+) and the post-divestment business integration in Nigeria.

Prior to those roles, he was the pioneer HR Director for Shell’s Offshore business in Nigeria. He spent a third of his career working at the Shell International Head Office in Netherlands, supporting Shell businesses in 5 continents. His professional experience spans HR Strategy, Shared Services, Business Partnering, Outsourcing, Acquisitions and Divestments, Learning, OE/OD, Talent, Business & Personal Transformation (Change Management), Process Redesign, Corporate Development, Corporate Services, and Business Management.

Ted holds a degree in Political Science and an MBA; he is an alumni of IMD Switzerland. He is a Chartered Fellow of CIPD, UK and is GPHR certified. He is a columnist for both the BusinessDay and Business Financial Times newspapers in Nigeria and Ghana respectively and speaks at local and international conferences.

Having worked with Ted over the last few years on various projects we are thrilled to be formalising our working relationship.