Adebisi Awodire

Adebisi Awodire

Adebisi Awodire Global Senior Employee & Labour Relations Specialist, A.P. Moller - Maersk

In the last 16 years, I have become the go-to HR Leader due to my wide experience which cuts across 5 HR sections, and my unique ability to manage stakeholders which reduced CBA from 3 months to 1 week in my current role and cut down organization costs and staff churn rate. My experience spans various industries (Power, Oil & Gas, Maritime and Logistics) with projects executed across geographies. I currently manage the HR project in the ongoing terminal transformation project worth over $100 million.
At the start of my career as an HR officer, I moved across several HR sections such as L&D, performance management, employee relations, payroll, and recruitment & selection. During this time, we restructured and maintained the hiring process, improving talent acquisition efficiency by 90%.

My career trajectory in HR in the last 16 years has me climbing through the ranks to become the head of HR at APM; a shipping and logistics company in 40 countries across 5 continents. In this role, I partner with senior management to develop and translate business strategy, and talent management strategy, provide leadership and expertise for HR functions, develop and implement programs that foster all-encompassing employee connections and engagement and lead the cultural transformation project. 

Key results achieved in this role include
I balanced the company's best interests with the employees' needs to achieve business goals leading to a 12% increase in the employee engagement index in 2022.
Improved 2021 business performance by 202,398 moves, surpassing our all-time highest throughput and 67% reduction in port convenience restows on ML FEW3 service.
I simplified the performance evaluation process for blue collars with monthly reporting dashboards
Successfully developed and implemented the localized HR handbook.

In the last 7 years, I have volunteered severally as a panellist in career talks organized by CIPM for high school students in Nigeria. I introduced the scheme for females in the community we operate in to be trained as equipment operators at my current organisation and this scheme in 2022 produced 10 female operators who are now full-time employees of our organisation. This scheme contributes to SDG 5 & SDG 8. 

When I am not busy managing stakeholders, leading a workforce with 1000s of employees or creating strategies to reduce organizational cost and staff churn rate, I love to spend time with family and see the world. If my journey catches your fancy & you would love to work/collaborate with me, here is where to reach me - [email protected].