Nigerian-born Tyough Yohanna Beetseh, popularly called TY Beetseh, from Benue State, is the leader of the team that designed the recently announced 2022 Range Rover luxury ride.
Another Nigerian, Nissi Ogulu, sister to Grammy winning singer, Burna Boy, was also part of the team.
TY Beetseh is a global ICT expert and Management Consultant who has consulted for some of the world’s biggest organisations, delivering key projects for the likes of Jaguar Land Rover, BBC, EDF Energy, London 2012 Olympics, Department of Work and Pensions, United Kingdom (UK) and many more.
He started his career as a Human Resources Executive Assistant at Zenith Bank Plc. After which he moved over to the United Kingdom to study for a Master’s degree At Warwick University, whilst at Warwick, he was elected the Postgraduate forum chair, the first black person to hold such a position. He led negotiations with the University board, a move which has radically transformed PhD tenure ships at the University.
He was also a part of the organizers of the One World Week while at the University. He was awarded the Warwick global advantage award by IBM and graduated with a Distinction. After graduation, he later moved to the Office Team Group, UK as a Commercial Analyst. In 2012, he later joined the French IT Giant Atos as a Project Manager, where he was involved in the delivery of multimillion-dollar projects for various blue-chip clients, including the London 2012 Olympics in London, Glasgow commonwealth games 2014 and the Rio Olympics in Brazil, 2016.
He is currently a senior consultant, leading the Global IT manufacturing team at Jaguar Land Rover and an Executive Director at Leading Edge Consulting and PMGT Solutions Limited. He is also a Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick and Guest Lecturer at Coventry University.
In 2019, he contested for the Federal House of Representatives for Makurdi/Guma under the platform of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) but lost at the general election.
On his latest achievement, this was what TY Beetseh wrote:
“We did it!
This one has my blood, sweat and tears in it, and I am super proud. 🗣📣
In 2018 , I was head hunted as a project & programme management consultant to lead the applications delivery and integration project – Global IT Manufacturing , for the build of this vehicle. The New Range Rover.
All we had were rough plans , diagrams of the new build halls and a small team with a big heart.
I led a team that was, on the average, 10 years older and more experienced than me.
I was the only person of colour (black) in my immediate team but got along very well with everybody.
In between , I ran for the membership of the House of Representatives, juggling between Abuja Airport and London Heathrow frequently. Sometimes working while on flights and on trips between Abuja and Makurdi. Sometimes in Nigeria on a thursday and then back to London on the sunday.
In between, COVID hit. We weathered the storm. Kept the project on track. It was hard.
After all the early mornings , late nights , weekend working , long meetings, heated arguments and intense presentations. I am super proud of my team’s effort in contributing to the build of this car.
Glad we are finally able to share this masterpiece to the world.
Indeed , this one has my blood and sweat in it , and I will forever cherish the experience.
Someone in my team once joked “ we are building a 🚘 that we won’t be able to afford “ , I responded that “there is nothing God cannot do”
Oluwa, it’s now time for you to bless your children with this elegance.
After all, we don suffer for am. Amen.