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Ernest Og​unleye


Owner & Principal Consultant

EON Performance Solutions

"Enthusiastically piloting people and projects to successful conclusions."


Ernest Ogunleye began his HR career in the United Kingdom in the 1990s before moving to Canada in 2002. Ernest has over 20 years of business experience as a leader and professional, having held several senior management positions in Canada and internationally. He continues to deliver front-line and strategic support to organizations in all areas of HR, Learning and Development and Management Consulting. These activities also include, among others, business strategy, policy and program development, talent management, performance measurement, education and training, and employee relations. Ernest has direct Canadian experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. This ranges from start-up businesses, small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs), to corporates, academic institutions and municipal bodies.  This is combined with a wealth of international experience spanning Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America. 


As a graduate with an MSc in Human Resources Management and Business from Aston University (United Kingdom), Ernest went on to complete an HR Advisor Development Program at McGill University’s Executive Institute (Canada). Ernest is a Past President/Chair/CEO of the Durham Chapter of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA Durham). He has been an active member of the Human Resources Professionals Association since 2002 and holds four HR designations. The designations are Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (United Kingdom), Certified Practitioner in Human Resources (Australia), Chartered Professional in Human Resources (Canada) and the Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (U.S.A.). He is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) that acknowledges his experience in coaching, cultural awareness, diversity and inclusion matters. In 2021, the HRPA (Province of Ontario) made Ernest Ogunleye the recipient of the coveted and prestigious Distinguished Human Resources Professional  (DHRP)  Award


With this experience and expertise, Ernest offers clients trustworthy, value-added, professional expertise to support them in accomplishing their Human Resources objectives. His broad base of knowledge and the ability to build strong relationships is invaluable in helping clients to find innovative solutions to their HR issues.


EON Performance Solutions is available on a flexible basis to help you recruit, sustain and develop the right people. We put effective processes and strategies in place that will grow your business. Our services are available to Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Corporations and in a Workshop Format.


We are committed to listening to the issues, addressing the concerns, researching current trends and best practices and providing a customized solution that will meet your organization’s ongoing needs.


Professional Credentials

Africa | Asia-Pacific | Europe | North America

Ernest Ogunleye, DHRP

Distinguished Human Resources Professional (DHRP) Award 2021 Winner

Human Resources Professionals Association - HRPA

The award was granted by HRPA with these words: "The long-time HR professional was presented with the award for his commitment to learning and mentoring the future generation of leaders. He was also recognized for his leadership in building strategic coalitions aimed to promote the importance of the human resources profession to business leaders and the wider public.

 The HRPA logo and website changed on Monday, October 26, 2020.

Ernest Ogunleye

HRPA Durham Chapter President/Chair/CEO 


Customer Satisfaction Award

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