Africa’s leading graduate business school, Lagos Business School, has appointed Professor of Strategic Management, Chris Ogbechie as its Deputy Dean.
The appointment was announced on Monday, June 15, by the University Management Council and becomes effective on July 1, 2020.
Professor Ogbechie has been a member of the Lagos Business School Management Board since March 2012 and is the founding Director of the School’s Sustainability Centre. He teaches strategy, sustainability and corporate governance at the School and is a visiting professor at Strathmore Business School, Kenya and the University of Kigali, Rwanda.
Speaking on the appointment, Lagos Business School Dean, Professor Enase Okonedo said, “The combination of Professor Ogbechie’s excellent academic qualifications, experience, drive, and values stand him in good stead to assume this responsibility, and I appreciate his willingness to take on this role.”
In his reaction to his appointment, Professor Ogbechie said, “it is always an honour to serve, particularly at this time of a very turbulent business environment when many businesses in Nigeria and Africa will look up to LBS for assistance in navigating this new normal caused by Covid-19”.
The Deputy Dean holds a first-class 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 decades of academic and non-academic experience, with the latter derived from his work as Head of Marketing/Sales at Nestle Nigeria and from his consulting work with Nigerian, Ghanaian and Kenyan firms. While in Nestle, he held international positions in Malaysia, Singapore, and Switzerland. He was the Chairman, Board of Directors, Diamond Bank and is on the board of several private and public companies including National Salt Company of Nigeria (NASCON), Summit Healthcare Group, Health Partners, ActivEdge Technologies, Hubmart Stores, and Palton Morgan Holdings.
Professor Ogbechie’s research interests are in strategy in turbulent environments, strategic leadership, board effectiveness, and corporate sustainability. He has several publications in financial services marketing, strategic planning, corporate social responsibility, and corporate governance.