Enase Okonedo
Vice-Chancellor, Pan-Atlantic University

Professor Enase Okonedo, FCA, is currently the Vice-Chancellor of Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria. Prior to this, she was Deputy Vice-Chancellor, and Dean of Lagos Business School (LBS).

Enase Okonedo joined Lagos Business School in 1995 after a stint in the banking and financial services sector. Before she was appointed Dean, she was a full-time faculty member at the school teaching courses in Finance as well as Problem-Solving and Decision-Making; and held several leadership positions at the School.

As Dean, she was instrumental in transforming Lagos Business School into a globally recognized and foremost business school in Africa. Under her governance, the School attained international accreditation from the world’s leading accrediting bodies and was continuously ranked by the Financial Times of London as one of the top providers of Executive Education courses over the past thirteen years, and as the best Custom Executive Education provider in Africa in 2020. Furthermore, LBS Executive MBA is the only African Business School to feature in the 2020 edition ranking of The Economist magazine.

A seasoned educator who has paved the way for women in leadership in various sectors, she is recognised internationally and serves on several boards in the management education sector including the boards of Global Business School Network (GBSN); United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UNPRME); and the Academic Advisory Board of Blatnavik School of Government, University of Oxford. She has also served on the board of Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) and held leadership positions on the boards of AACSB International as Secretary-Treasurer, and the Association of African Business Schools where she was Chairperson.

She also serves on boards in the banking, telecommunications, and power sector and is the President of AIFA Reading Society – a society committed to achieving sustainable education in Africa by promoting and supporting a reading culture; and a member of the Panel of Advisors, Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG).

She is a professor of management and holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from International School of Management (ISM), Paris; an MBA from IESE Business School, Barcelona, and a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Benin.

She is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN); the Institute of Directors (IOD); the Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria (SCGN) as well as the International Academy of Management (IAM).

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