Chris Ogbechie is Professor of Strategic Management at Lagos Business School,
Pan-Atlantic University. He is also a visiting professor at Strathmore Business
School, Nairobi Kenya. Professor Ogbechie has a first-class honours degree in
mechanical engineering from Manchester University, an MBA from Manchester
Business School and a PhD in Business Administration from Brunel Business
School in the UK. He has wide experience in marketing, strategy and corporate
governance derived from his work as Head of Marketing/Sales at Nestle Nigeria
and from his consulting work with Nigerian, Ghanaian and Kenyan firms over the
years. While in Nestle he had wide international exposure in Malaysia,
Singapore and Switzerland.
Ogbechie teaches strategy, sustainability and corporate governance at the Lagos
Business School and Strathmore Business in Nairobi, Kenya and he is also the
founding Director of Lagos Business School’s First bank Sustainability Centre.
He’s research interests are in strategy in turbulent environments, strategic
leadership, board effectiveness, and corporate sustainability. Professor
Ogbechie has been involved with several start-ups, he is currently Chairman,
Board of Directors, Diamond Bank Plc and is on the board of several private and
public companies including; Red Star Express Plc (FedEx), National Salt Company
of Nigeria Plc. (NASCON), Health Partners and Palton Morgan Holdings.
research interests are in strategy in turbulent environments, strategic
leadership, board effectiveness, and sustainability. He has several
publications in financial services marketing, strategic planning, corporate
social responsibility and corporate governance. His first book
"Strategic Marketing of Financial Services in Nigeria" (2011)
provides essential information for marketing practitioners, especially in the
financial services sector, for improving the effectiveness of their marketing.
His second book "Re-engineering the Nigerian Society through Social
Marketing" (2012) is his contribution towards changing societal values in
a positive way.
Ogbechie has also penned several journal papers on corporate governance and
sustainability notably: ‘How Large is Too Large and How Small is Too Small? Exploring
Kuznets Inverted-U Relationship and Optimal Board Size in Nigeria Company
Boards.’ International Journal of Business and General Management, ‘Corporate
Social Responsibility in SMEs: A Shift from Philanthropy to Institutional
Works?’ Journal of Business Ethics and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
in Nigeria: Western Mimicry or Indigenous Practices?’ Journal of Corporate
has also presented various papers on corporate governance at international
conferences. His paper “Corporate Governance Practices of Publicly Quoted
Companies in Nigeria” is published in the International Journal of Business
Governance and Ethics. And his journal article "Board Characteristics and
Involvement in Strategic Decision Making: The Nigerian Perspective" is
included in Emerald’s peer-reviewed reading list of top quality journal
articles and book chapters. Besides teaching and researching, he is involves
community service and philanthropy.