President

Mrs. Ifeoma Monye

Ifeoma Monye (President) is a seasoned strategist, project execution, and operations management specialist. She is an expert at guiding individuals and organisations in articulating their visions, building efficient processes and systems to drive optimal performance by providing them with the necessary tools to build sustainable institutions and legacies.

She is a Partner at Ciuci Consulting – an operations management consulting firm that specializes in the optimization of business operations through innovative strategies and consumer intelligence, with a focus on socio-economic impact.  She is responsible for Ciuci’s entire business operations and has led Ciuci’s process improvement initiatives and carried out strategic and supervisory inputs on most projects. Ifeoma is also the CO-CEO, Strategy and Operations of the Lufodo Group, where she leads the strategic organizational support and business advisory functions. Lufodo Productions, one of the companies in the group is the current concessionaire of the prestigious Glover Memorial Hall, a historical landmark and one of the oldest theatre halls in Nigeria. 

Prior to joining Ciuci Consulting, Ifeoma was the Group Head, Business Strategy of a conglomerate where she was responsible for overseeing the strategic planning of the businesses and the Project Management Office. She was a Wealth Manager at an asset management company; and Senior Associate – Strategy at another consulting firm. She is adept in strategy, stakeholder management, business improvement, turnaround management, operations, wealth, project, and program management.

As a certified wealth manager, Prince2, and MSP practitioner, Ifeoma has successfully planned and managed numerous projects and programs in the UK, US, and Nigeria in various sectors including media, retail, education, real estate, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, nonprofit and agriculture. She completed the General Management Program and Key Executive Program both at Harvard Business School. Ifeoma has a degree in Economics and Politics (Hons) from the University of Essex, UK.  She attended the High Impact Leadership Course at Yale University organized by the Nigeria Leadership Initiative.

She is passionate about the holistic wellness of women. Her desire to support the modern professional woman be her most authentic self, led her to establish ‘The Pretty Balancing Act’, a platform to support professional women have both a happy home and a successful career.

She is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants, Nigeria (IMC); Member, Institute of Directors, Nigeria (IOD); Fellow, Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI); Life Member, Women in Management and Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ); and Member, Harvard Business School Association of Nigeria (HBSAN).

She is married to Chukwuka Monye and they have 2 beautiful children.

Ifeoma joined IWS in October 2002 and has served as the Assistant Newsletter Editor, Newsletter Editor, Assistant Hospitality Secretary, Hospitality Secretary and Vice President.