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​Ogbechie Chris

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Chris 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, Ghanian and Kenyan firms over the years. While in Nestle he had wide international exposure in Malaysia, Singapore and Switzerland. He has been involved with several start-ups and he is on the board of several companies, private and public. He is the Director of First bank Sustainability Centre, Lagos Business School and Chairman, Board of Directors, Diamond Bank Plc.

He teaches strategy and corporate governance at the Lagos business School and Strathmore Business in Nairobi, Kenya

His current 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 presented 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.