Our Team

Insight in our team

Team Profiles


CEO & Founder

Adese Okojie


Adese Okojie established black woman in Human Resources in June 2019 out of her own personal experiences and challenges as a black woman in organisations without seeing anyone that looks like her to be a role model.

Adese has over a decade of Human Resources and transformation experience and presently working at a global Engineering organisation as Senior HR Partner. She is an expert in employee relations, organisational development strategy and a strong advocate for equality, diversity and inclusion.

She is a mother to her teenage son, and in her spare time she volunteers at her local Church as a Sunday School Teacher, attends music concerts, researches something new and travels the world to discover new cultures

Her vision is for BWHR to be the leading platform for black professionals globally to connect, empower each other and share best practice in a safe environment.


IT & Communication Lead

Babajide Padonu

Babajide has over 4 years experience in Engineering and is responsible for all aspect of information technology and communications at BWHR.

Babajide is a people’s person who loves to support others and believes that building a strong support network empowers individuals to achieve their goal. When he is not working, you can find him singing as part of a band or taking pictures of landscapes and candid moments.


Administrative & Recruitment Intern

Judy Nnaedozie


Judy has a wealth of HR experience within the hospitality industry and currently undertaking her student placement with BWHR. Judy is driven, confident and has a strong passion for diversity within the workplace. 

She is presently studying at the University of Surrey and has achieved first class honours at every stage in her studies.  When she is not burying her head in her books, she is up for a bit of fun, loves to travel, cooking and exploring different cultures. Judy decided to learn to play the ukulele this year and loving every sound!