NTU Alumni Nigeria Ambassador:
Tajudeen O Bakare “TJ” (MSc Customer Service Management 2007)
My experience at NTU was the motivating factor for me becoming an Alumni Ambassador. I enjoyed my time at NTU and I made so many friends. My active participation in the Students’ Union as an NUS delegate for NTU to the National Conference in Blackpool was also a motivating factor. Keeping in touch via the NTU Alumni Nigeria group enables us to come together and build an alumni base that will be a force to reckon with in both public and private sectors of the Nigeria Economy.
Visit the Nigeria group page for details of how to join TJ and other members of the group, or contact TJ directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @tjbakare
Position: Regional Operations Executive South West and Abuja Banks, Wema Bank Plc
Field of work: Banking Operations, Compliance and Business Process Re-engineering
What does your current role involve? Overseeing the bank operational activities in two regions covering five states and the Federal Capital Territory.
How has your career developed since leaving Nottingham Trent? I have held several positions in both private and public companies. I was a Senior Consultant to Soft Align Consult, Head of Operations MIS in First City Monument Bank Plc. I was Head of Operations MIS and Compliance in Wema Bank Plc and I was also Team Lead Business Process Re-engineering in Wema Bank Plc.
How has your experience at Nottingham Trent - the learning environment, academic and social life - shaped or helped you in your career? My experience at Nottingham Trent has afforded me the opportunity to assume challenging roles both in my current employment and previous employment, both in the UK and Nigeria.
How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent? It was just like a home away from home. The environment is friendly and the campus is in the heart of the city.
What has been the highlight of your career or personal achievements to date? I was the project team lead in the implementation of New Core Banking Application for Wema Bank Plc in an unprecedented record time of eight months.
What are your plans for the future? To enrol for a PhD in Service Marketing at Nottingham Trent University.