Nike De Souza
Mrs. Nike De Souza is the founder and Managing Director of PeoplePrime and PeopleTemp Limited. She is a highly experienced professional with a wide and varied array of talents. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from the American Institute of Public Accountants, State of Maryland, USA in 1989. She is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ACA). She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM). She attended the American University, Kogod school of Business Administration, Washington D.C. USA.
She started her career in the US in 1987, working for several consulting and audit firms as a Consultant/Auditor and attained the post of Senior Auditor/Consultant in 1990. On her return to Nigeria in 1992, she joined Arthur Andersen Nigeria (now KPMG Professional Services). During her years at Arthur Andersen, her responsibilities spanned engagement management on numerous statutory audits for clients in the hospitability, manufacturing, trading, gold mining and not for profit sectors as well as training, budgeting, planning and scheduling, to heading the Risk Consulting and Outsourcing services group. She also handled assignments for the Executive Selection unit. She left Arthur Andersen in December 2002 to establish PeopleTemp; a sister company of PeoplePrime.
PeoplePrime in July 2007 conducted the first Nationwide Graduate Recruitment Fair to test approximately 15,000 graduates, with over 2,000 talented graduates attending the Fair.
She has completed the OMP at the Lagos Business School. Nike has been fully certified by SHL & the British Psychological Society to conduct objective assessments. Nike has attended several relevant HR trainings including the Talent Management Program at Cranfield University, UK.
Nike is also a member of the Human Capital Committee of the Nigerian Economic Summit (NESG) and a fellow of the Aspen Leadership Institute (USA).