Certification Council

Supporting the mission of HRCI®, HRCI Certification Council oversees the development, maintenance and administration of certification programs for the human resource profession, both in the U.S. and globally.

Emmanuel Michael, SPHRi


Certification Council Member

Emmanuel Michael is a seasoned and highly sought after strategic human resources leader with over 20 years management experience spanning various industries such as multidisciplinary engineering, information technology, hospitality and financial services, of which 15 years have been in human resources management practice. Between March and August 2017, he was the Interim CEO & Head of HR of Letshego MFB, a national microfinance bank in Nigeria. He is currently the Head of Human Capital at Letshego Nigeria.

Emmanuel is a globally certified HR practitioner (SPHRi™, HRPL, MCIPM, MITD), subject matter expert with the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM), HR Certification Institute (HRCI), and a Microfinance Certified Banker (MCIB). He serves as a career and business mentor at: Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Google Launchpad Start (Lagos), FATE Foundation, and The Incubators Africa, amongst others.

His contribution to the global HR community has resulted in several recognitions and awards both locally and internationally, chief among them are the 100 Most Influential Global HR Leaders (2018), and 101 Global HR Heroes (2019) awards by the World HRD Congress.

In addition to being a regular contributor on current HR issues and trends on social media, Emmanuel enjoys public speaking at both local and international forums, writing blogs, hosting a weekly #TwitterSession with a focus on employee experience and career development.