LBS Faculty and member of the LBS Management Board, Dr Chris Ogbechie was recognised for his excellent, value-driven, passionate and purposeful teaching of business education across Africa. He was awarded Distinguished Best Educator at the just concluded Academy of International Business Sub-Saharan Africa Chapter (AIB-SSA) gala and award ceremony which took place at Lagos Business School on Thursday, August 18, 2016.
Dr 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. He is the Director of First bank sustainability Centre, Lagos Business School and Chairman, Board of Directors, Diamond Bank Plc. He teaches strategy and corporate governance at Lagos Business School and Strathmore Business School in Nairobi, Kenya. He has a wide range of experience in marketing, strategy and corporate governance; this was 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. He also has produced several publications in financial services marketing, strategic planning, corporate social responsibility and corporate governance.
Other winners who emerged from the awards ceremony were: Dr Ebes Esho, Pan-Atlantic University, who won the award for Best Doctoral Paper; Alex Anlesinya, University of Ghana, who won the award for Best Sustainability Paper; Professor Yaw Deborah, Swansea University who won the Distinguished Scholar award; Dr Chris Ogbechie and Nkemdilim Iheanacho who won the award for Best Teaching Case Study and Elizabeth Rose, University of Otago, who won the Distinguished Service award.