Taopheek is a seasoned management and technology professional with over two decades (20 years) experience and expertise in business transformation, strategy & innovation, technology consulting, project, program & portfolio management, change management, learning and development.
Taopheek has had the privilege of managing several multi-million-dollar portfolios and led high impact transformation projects and programs. He has over the years developed extensive leadership and management capabilities while delivering value and solutions across different sectors such as Telecoms, IT, Finance, Government, Development, Agric, Health, Education, SME etc. Prior to iCentra, he worked as Head, Technical Operations at iCTech, he later joined Mtel as a Telecoms Specialist and eventually rose to become a Senior Project Manager.
Taopheek holds an MBA from Lagos Business School and has acquired executive education from renowned institutions such as Harvard Business School, IESE Business School, coupled with several other global certifications including PMI’s highest ranked certification – Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP), Axelos’ Prince2 Practitioner, ITIL amongst others.
Mr Babayeju is passionate about people development and organisational excellence. He is an experienced facilitator, speaker and author of UNLOCK. Taopheek is the convener of Nigeria’s Premiere National Project Management Conference which started in 2009. He served as the Vice President of the Project Management Institute (PMI Nigeria) and also won the Institute’s award for the “Most Outstanding Contribution to Project Management”.
Taopheek has co-founded and nurtured several social enterprises such as LeadPreneur – a platform dedicated to raising transformational leaders and entrepreneurs, The Pheek Foundation – an initiative that drives positive change through empowerment. And ProMaCon PM Foundation, a project management best practices advocacy platform.
Taopheek is an avid lover of art, creativity, and innovation. He is married and blessed with three beautiful daughters.