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Ini Onuk

CEO, Thistle Praxis Consulting Limited

Ini Onuk is the Lead Consultant/CEO of ThistlePraxis Consulting Limited (TPC). A 2008 Draper Hills Fellow on Democracy and Development at Stanford University California and an alumna of the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program, Ini holds a degree in International Relations & Diplomacy and a Masters degree in Management. A facilitator/management trainer, she is also an international consultant on Gender, Peace-building, Peace and Security & Governance.


Prior to setting up ThistlePraxis Consulting Limited, Ini served as the Executive Secretary of Women in Management and Business (WIMBIZ), and the Executive Director, Defence for Children International – Nigeria Section, an international, independent, non-governmental organization upon her return to Nigeria and currently sits on its Board as a Trustee.


Leading impact and needs assessment projects for civil society organisations within West Africa and beyond, Ini completed a Training module on “Children and Armed Conflicts in West Africa”, in collaboration with the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) situated in Ghana which has became a major reference material on similar issues across the continent. As a former consultant with the W omen, Gender and Development Directorate of the African Union and the African Centre for Gender & Development within the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Ini has been instrumental in developing several management and development tools that build the capacity of ordinary Africans.


A multi-talented team player, management consultant, researcher, lecturer and trainer, Ini still consults on issues of business development, corporate governance, organizational development, leadership, mentoring, corporate social responsibility and serves as a Volunteer Trainer with Fate Foundation. Owing to her well-rounded experiences, Ini sits on Boards of various organisations and currently serves as the Vice Chairperson, Social Enterprise and Reporting Awards, SERAs.