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Olugbodi, BCI boss, bags IIM Africa fellowship


In recognition of his expertise and pioneering role in professional background check in Nigeria and West Africa, Kola Olugbodi, managing director, Background Check International (BCI), has been received a fellowship of the Institute of Information Management (IIM) in Africa. The fellowship is awarded to professionals who have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields of endeavour.

A statement signed by the registrar of the Institute, Musa Zubairu, said the institute reckons with the towering status of Olugbodi in the practice of background check in Nigeria and beyond.
According to him, IIM is a professional-driven institute developed to serve the growing community of data, information, records, document and archives management professionals who are tasked with managing the dynamic information lifecycle within the enterprise. Its goal is to provide members with objective insights and guidance on their career path and technology options.
Olugbodi pioneered professional background check in Nigeria with the setting up of Background Check International (BCI) in 1995. Prior to setting up BCI, he had worked as population statistician with the National Population Commission (NPC) and subsequently worked with North South Bank. Upon his exit from North South Bank in 1992, he became the CEO of Josh Cyrus, a human resource and outsourcing organization.
True to his pioneering spirit, he again exited Josh Cyrus to become the pioneer CEO of Background Check International, the first background check organization in Nigeria and West Africa in 2004.
A specialized security solution company, BCI specializes in full service background check, corporate due diligence, risk management, address confirmation, claims verification, employment background check, vital documents verification, business intelligence services and consultancy services.
A pacesetter and thoroughbred professional, Olugbodi is the chairman, Board of Trustees of the Association of African Professional Background Screeners and belongs to many other specialized professional bodies.