Romeo Effs is The lead consultant and project sponsor at Lumorus. With a passion for driving organizational excellence and enhancing corporate governance, Romeo is the ideal partner for boards seeking to elevate their performance and strategic decision-making.
As Lumorus’ CEO and Corporate Governance Expert, Romeo brings a wealth of experience from his non-executive and chair roles, as well as his extensive work in board evaluations and governance reviews across various organizations. He possesses a deep understanding of the regulated landscape, encompassing the public, private, and third sectors. Romeo’s expertise extends beyond traditional governance frameworks, as he holds a PhD in Corporate Ethics and Corporate Governance/ESG, empowering him to guide organizations towards ethical, sustainable, and socially responsible practices.
Romeo’s academic achievements are complemented by his distinguished professional background. He holds dual master’s degrees in supply chain operations and finance & Trade from Cass Business School, offering a unique blend of operational acumen and financial acuity. Romeo’s insights are enriched by his experience as a senior executive at renowned global companies. He has held strategic roles at Accenture, where he honed his skills in strategy consulting, and Rosslyn Analytics, where he served as the COO and played a crucial role in the Executive Committee. Additionally, as the Senior Director – Special Projects at Mitie Group PLC, Romeo was entrusted with key responsibilities in mergers and acquisitions, showcasing his proficiency in driving successful business transformations.
Romeo’s commitment to corporate social responsibility is evident through his active involvement in charitable initiatives. As the Chair of Wandsworth Oasis, the UK’s second-largest HIV charity, he leads efforts to make a lasting impact on the community. Romeo’s dedication extends globally, as he serves as a trustee of Youth Business International, an esteemed Prince of Wales Charity. Moreover, as the Founder & Chair of the IBRIE Foundation, the social impact initiative of Lumorus, Romeo spearheads transformative projects that empower young people in rural areas of the UK, Ghana, and Jamaica. Recognizing the importance of addressing critical societal issues, he also holds the position of Deputy Chair at the Obrien Dennis Initiative, an organization focused on supporting sexually abused males worldwide.
Romeo is a member of The Governance Institute and The Global Corporate Governance Practitioners Association, two esteemed professional bodies that demonstrate his commitment to continuous learning and staying at the forefront of industry best practices. In addition to his extensive qualifications in governance, risk & compliance, board dynamics, and company secretaryship, Romeo is a qualified executive coach and a highly regarded lecturer in governance and leadership. He has authored several books, further solidifying his reputation as a thought leader in the field.
Clients benefit from Romeo’s active listening style, which fosters open dialogue and allows for a comprehensive understanding of their unique challenges. His thoughtful approach, combined with a natural inclination to ask probing questions, ensures practical insights that drive tangible results. Romeo’s extensive experience as a board member, chair, trustee, and governance practitioner positions him as an invaluable asset to boards seeking to unlock their full potential and navigate complex governance landscapes.