Lagos Business School Dean, Professor Enase Okonedo has been appointed to the Board of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).
The Principles for Responsible Management Education is a United Nations-supported initiative that raises the profile of sustainability in schools around the world and equips today’s business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow.
Announcing the appointment at the PRME Annual Conference, Chair of the Board, Ilian Mihov said, “The Board members are all dedicated to the PRME Principles, and each one of them is an experienced and committed leader in the area of responsible management education. Board members are PRME supporters willing and able to advance PRME’s vision, acting in a personal, honorary and unpaid capacity.”
As a member of the PRME Board, Okonedo will “contribute to setting the strategic direction for the future of the initiative” alongside 14 others including the Associate-Director General for Education, UNESCO, Stefania Giannini; President, ISAE Brazilian Business School, Normal Arruda Filho; President, Cologne Business School, Germany, Lisa Fröhlich; CEO, Association of MBAs, Andrew Main Wilson; among others.
Responding to the appointment, Okonedo said, “At a crucial time such as this, the importance of responsible leadership cannot be overemphasised. Business leaders are faced with tough decisions that can influence the sustainability of their organisations positively or otherwise, thus making responsible management education a necessity now more than ever. I am delighted to be able to serve on the UN PRME Board in a capacity that allows me to advance its mission to transform business and management education, as well as develop responsible leaders”.
Lagos Business School’s mission to develop responsible managers and business leaders is in line with that of the PRME. The School has been a signatory to the initiative since 2011 and has remained committed to the implementation of its six principles: purpose, values, method, research, partnership, and dialogue.