Professor Enase Okonedo was appointed Dean of Lagos Business School (LBS) in 2009. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) with an MBA from IESE Business School, Barcelona and a Doctorate in Business Administration from International School of Management (ISM), Paris.
Professor Enase Okonedo, FCA; has the responsibility for setting the strategic direction for the School, as well as overseeing all academic and administrative matters.
Under her leadership as dean, she led the School to achieve international accreditation’s from AACSB International(2017), joining the league of less than 5% of business schools globally to be accredited; Association of MBAs (AMBA) accreditation in 2016 with Lagos Business School joining an elite group of only 2% of top business schools in over 70 countries with this accreditation. The School has also sustained the Financial Times ranking of open-enrolment courses and attained ranking amongst top 50 custom executive education providers in 2019. Furthermore, The Economist magazine ranked the LBS Executive MBA as one of top 50 EMBA programmes in 2018.
In November 2015, she was named a Fellow of the Society of Corporate Governance Nigeria (SCGN) in recognition of her exemplary leadership and contributions to good governance in the Nigerian Education sector. She is also a fellow of the International Academy of Management (IAM).
Professor Okonedo was elected to the AACSB International Board of Directors in 2015 and became part of the leadership of the association in 2018 when she was appointed as Secretary-Treasurer for the 2018-2019 year.
She serves as a member of the academic advisory board of the Global Business School Network (GBSN); a member of the International Advisory Board of Porto Business School, Portugal; as well as a member of the Academic Advisory Board, Blatnavik School of Government, University of Oxford. She is also a member of the Panel of Advisors, Africa Initiative for Governance.
She was between 2012 and 2013, the chairperson of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS), and a member of the Board until May 2016.
She is President of AIFA Reading Society, Nigeria and in 2017, was listed by a leading Nigerian daily as one of 50 Most Influential Nigerians.
Drawing from her experience leading a world-class institution in Nigeria, Professor Okonedo speaks to global audiences about issues in management education in emerging markets. She has developed and taught courses in problem-solving and decision making, corporate financial management and financial strategy at the School.
An accomplished professional with more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services and management education sectors; she also serves on the board of several companies.