I am the CEO of FITC [http://www.fitc-ng.com] and the 2012/2014 International director of the International Society for Performance Improvement [ISPI-http://www.ispi.org]. I specialize in organizational transformation, individual and corporate performance improvement, with a broad based industry experience in Nigerian public & private sectors, with over 24 years of working experience. I am a globally well traveled wife and mother of children aged between 23 and 9 years.



    • Job opportunities
    • Consulting assignments
    • Recruiting experts
    • Track projects & tenders
    • Professional networking
    • Voluntary assignments

    • Business Administration, Doctoral Degree, University of Phoenix , United States , July 2003 - October 2008
    • Business Administration [International Business, Master's Degree, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria , Nigeria , July 1991 - November 1993
    • Business Administration [Financial Management], Bachelor's Degree, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria , Nigeria , October 1983 - July 1987

    • Nigeran Institute of Management [NIM], Nigeria
    • Chartered Institute of Personnel Management [CIPMN], Nigeria
    • Product Development & Management Association [PDMA], USA
    • National Association of Corporate Directors [NACD], USA
    • International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), USA

Experience Summary

  • Skills, Background, and Experience

      A dynamic leader and performance improvement consultant with broad-based industry experience in Nigerian public and private sector background. Specilization in organizational design, leadership and corporate governance, as well as performance improvement with skills in Strategic Planning, Program/Project Leadership, Organizational Design & Development, Curricullum Design & Training Delivery, Team Building, Process Reengineering, Marketing, Business Development, Finance, Administration, Negotiations, Alliance Structuring, Startups, Turnarounds, and Research.

  • Areas of Expertise :

      Banking & Finance, Competitiveness, Human Resources, Institutional Development and Corporate Governance, Private Sector Development, Project Management, Training, West Africa,

  • Responsibilities :

    • Recruit candidates
    • Pursue new business
    • Write proposals/grant requests
    • Provide technical advice on projects
    • Conduct research
    • Manage projects in the field
    • Manage projects from the home office
    • Run a company, NGO, or a major department
  • Opportunities I Might Consider :

    • Full-time staff position
    • Long-term consulting assignment
    • Part-time staff position
    • Short-term contract assignment
    • Volunteer opportunity

Employment Summary

  • May 2009 - Present Managing Director/CEO, FITC Nigeria

  • May 2009 - April 2019 MD//CEO, FITC Nigeria

    Fixed term contract

  • January 2008 - May 2009 Principal Consultant, PriceWaterhouseCoopers Nigeria

  • August 2006 - January 2008 Senior Consultant, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

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Lucy Surhyel Newman

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  • Upcoming assignment

    No information
  • Employment status

    Holding a full-time staff position
  • Available Anytime
  • Career Level

  • Citizenships and Permanent Residences

    • Nigeria
  • Total Years of Experience

    26 years
  • Languages

    • English
    • Hausa