Chris Ogbechie is a Professor of Strategic Management and the Deputy Dean 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.
On January 1, 2021, he became the fourth dean of Lagos Business School where he has responsibility for setting the strategic direction for the School, as well as overseeing all academic and administrative matters.
He has vast experience in marketing, strategy and corporate governance derived from his work as Head of Marketing/Sales at Nestle Nigeria and his consulting work with Nigerian, Ghanaian and Kenyan firms over the years. While in Nestle, he held international positions in Malaysia, Singapore and Switzerland.
Professor Ogbechie teaches strategy, sustainability and corporate governance at the Lagos Business School and Strathmore Business in Nairobi, Kenya; he is also the founding Director of the School’s Sustainability Centre. His 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 was 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.
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.
Professor Ogbechie has 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 Citizenship.
He 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 quality journal articles and book chapters. Besides teaching and researching, he is involved in community service and philanthropy.Back to Chris Ogbechie
Ogbechie, C. (2011) Strategic Marketing of Financial Services in Nigeria. Ibadan: Feathers and Ink.
Amaeshi, K.M., Ogbechie, C., Adi, B.C., Amao, O.O. (2006), Corporate Social Responsibility in Nigeria, Journal of Corporate Citizenship, vol. 24, winter 2006, pp 83 – 99
Ogbechie, Chris and Koufopoulos, Dimitrios N. (2007), Corporate Governance Practices in Publicly Quoted Companies in Nigeria, International Journal Business Governance and Ethics, vol. 3, no. 4, pp 350 – 381
Ogbechie, Chris, Koufopoulos, Dimitrios N. and Argyropoulou, Maria (2009), Board Characteristics and Involvement in Strategic Decision Making – The Nigerian Perspective, Journal of Management Research News, vol. 32, no. 2, pp 169-184
Ogbechie, C (2013) “Social Entrepreneurship: Answering ‘the Call of Nature'”. Case for purposes of Class Discussion, prepared for Lagos Business School.
Ogbechie, C (2013) “Executive Compensation at ICB Bank Plc”. Case for purposes of Class Discussion, prepared for Lagos Business School.
Ogbechie, C (2007) “Media Monitoring Services” [Link to external resource] Case study for the purposes of class discussion, Lagos Business School, Lagos
Ogbechie, C (2007 “Equity Bank Ltd. – Kenya” Case study for the purposes of class discussion, Lagos Business School, Lagos
Corporate Governance Developments in Nigeria, 3rd Workshop on Corporate Governance organized by the European Institute of Advanced Studies in Management Brussels – Belgium Nov 9 – 10, 2006
Corporate Governance Practices in Publicly Quoted Companies in Nigeria, 4th World Congress on Corporate Governance Hamilton, Ontario – Canada Jan 24 – 26, 2007 (Won best paper award in the Corporate Governance category)
Board Characteristics and Involvement in Strategic Decision Making – The Nigerian Perspective, The 3rd European Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance The University of Winchester, UK Apr. 19 – 20, 2007
Corporate Governance and Board Practices in the Nigerian Banking Industry, 10th International Academy of African Businesses and Development conference Makerere University, Kampala – Uganda May 19 – 22
Ogbechie, Chris and Koufopoulos, Dimitrios N. (2010) Board Effectiveness in the Nigerian Banking Industry
Ogbechie, Chris and Koufopoulos, Dimitrios N. (2010) Corporate Governance and Board Practices in the Nigerian Banking Industry