Saba, Accomplished HR Consultant, Bags Award in Family Business Consulting

Saba, Accomplished HR Consultant, Bags Award in Family Business Consulting


Abdullahi Jubril Saba, accomplished Human Resources Consultant and currently Practice Lead

with Afrissance, an Organizational Development Firm based in Lagos, has been awarded the

Global Education Network (GEN) Certificate in Family Business Advising (CFBA) by the Family

Firm Institute (FFI)

The Global Education Network (GEN) Certificate in Family Business Advising (CFBA) by the

Family Firm Institute (FFI) is a certificate presented to individuals who have achieved

comprehensive professional knowledge and gained significant expertise valuable to family

business and family wealth clients.

According to the FFI, the Certificate in Family Business Advising is designed to increase

awareness and exposure to concepts, skills and knowledge necessary to optimize effectiveness

as family business advisors and consultants.

While commending Saba and other recipients, President of the Family Firm Institute, Judy

Green, said “through completion of the certificate program, Abdullahi Jubril Saba has gained a

deeper understanding of the needs of family-owned enterprises and the many roles family

business and non-family members play.”

Saba is a proven leader who reached HR Director level in a leading telecommunications

company with global operations. Having been thrust into a high-pressured leadership role at an

early stage of his career, he honed his leadership development skills at HR Director level and

acquired an uncommon understanding of business operations in the telecoms sector.

He is regarded as a very credible, business savvy HR Leader that can be relied upon to make

optimal people decisions for the business. Based on this experience, Jubril joined Afrissance,

an organisational development firm as a Practice Lead for the Leadership Development and

Coaching practice where he is able to offer his experience, knowledge and skills in building

leaders that will fuel the growth of the continent in the immediate future.

Jubril values the importance of gauging the organisational context accurately, and seeking out

coaches across various stakeholder groups to support one's growth and to act as a medium for

The 4 Rs: Reflecting, Realigning, Re-energising and Re-emerging.

An INSEAD scholar and an alumnus of the Manchester Business School and The Federal

University of Technology, Akure, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronics

Engineering, a Diploma in Business Administration and is currently completing an Executive

Masters Program on Individual and Organisational Psychology.

He is a certified Integral Coach and a member of the International Coach Federation. He is also

a member of the Family Firm Institute in Boston, where he is a de Visscher & Co scholar and

holds a Certificate in Family Business Advising.

Participants in the Family Firm Institute (FFI) program have access to cutting edge information

and resources for exploring the core disciplines — behavioral science, finance, law and

management science — and steps for forming collaborative teams. FFI provides

multidisciplinary educational programs to advance family enterprises worldwide by enabling

collaboration between family enterprise practitioners and academics, creating a global network

of professionals.

The prestigious CFBA is a leading Global Family Enterprise Membership Association Awards

distinguished certificate. This distinction further ensures that the highest standards in

professional best practices will be implemented.

About FFI

The Family Firm Institute (, an international professional membership organization

of over 1800 individuals and organizations across 88 countries, is dedicated to providing

interdisciplinary education and networking opportunities for family business and family wealth

advisors, consultants, educators and researchers.

It works to increase public awareness and broaden the understanding of trends and

developments in the family business and family wealth fields. As the dominant form of business

organization worldwide, family businesses make a unique contribution to the social vitality and

economic wealth of communities. FFI seeks to increase the understanding of the family

enterprise as a fundamental driver of global economic growth and prosperity.



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