Henrietta Onwuegbuzie leads sessions in entrepreneurship on the MBA and Executive programmes at Lagos Business School (LBS), and is currently the academic director for the Owner-Manager Programme and the project director for the impact investing policy initiative at Lagos Business School. She has an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Navarre in Spain and an MBA from Lagos Business School. She is currently concluding her PhD research in entrepreneurship, at Lancaster University, UK.
Prior to joining the LBS faculty, she managed non-profit educational projects for the development of women in different states in Nigeria and subsequently, worked in the banking sector with key responsibilities in corporate banking. Henrietta is a member of the Governing Council of the African Forum in Brussels, and sits on the board of a number of Nigerian companies. She has extensive consulting experience, spanning projects at the State level to conglomerates and SME’s in various industries. On a voluntary basis, she mentors a number of aspiring and established entrepreneurs.
Her areas of interest include strategies for entrepreneurial growth in developing countries, indigenous entrepreneurship, as well as the development of low-cost high impact business models that can be applied to both small and large-scale businesses. Other areas of interest include designing frameworks for generating systematic innovation and writing winning business plans.
Henrietta has produced several case studies in entrepreneurship and decision making and has won a number of international awards, including the first prize for the 2010/2011 Emerald/ALCS African Management Research Fund Award. She is also the winner of the Emerald/AABS case writing competition for 2012. She was recently conferred the 2013 African Women Development Champion Award by the Centre for Economic and Leadership Development.