Charles Ivenso is the Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for all the operations and support units at the School. Prior to being appointed to this position, he was the Director for Finance and Administration at Lagos Business School and in this capacity leads the finance function as well as other service functions within the business school. He is also a member of the Management Board of LBS in which capacity he shares responsibility with other board members for providing overall leadership and strategic direction to the business school.
Prior to joining LBS in 2003 as Finance Manager, Charles variously held senior commercial and operations roles at Marca International Limited (now Optima Energy Group Limited) and Union Petroleum Services Limited, both of which are oil trading companies with operations across several countries. He started his career in banking and subsequently co-founded a startup in the mining industry.
Charles also serves in a non-executive capacity as the Chairman of the Board of Niger Foundation Hospital, a nonprofit multi-specialist hospital in Enugu, Nigeria. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and a member of the Society for Corporate Governance, Nigeria. He holds a B.sc degree in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Nigeria, an MBA from Lagos Business School and the Advanced Management Programme certificate from IESE Business School, Barcelona.