The program is designed to benefit:
- Members of board and those in senior management
Professor Enase Okonedo FCA, is a Professor of Management and the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Pan-Atlantic University. She is an accomplished professional with over 30 years’ experience in the financial services and management education sectors. In 2009, she became the first female, and third Dean of Lagos Business School. Enase received her doctorate from International School of Management (ISM) Paris, France, and her MBA from IESE Business School, University of Navarre, Spain. She is also a Fellow of the Society of Corporate Governance Nigeria (SCGN) and the International Academy of Management (IAM). She has extensive consulting experience notably on business restructuring and financial strategy. She serves on the board of several companies and organisations across various sectors including Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI).
Professor Chris Ogbechie is a Professor of Strategic Management and the Dean of Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University. He is also a visiting professor at Strathmore Business School, Nairobi, Kenya. Professor 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 has vast experience in marketing, strategy and corporate governance 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. While in Nestle, he held international positions in Malaysia, Singapore, and Switzerland. Professor Ogbechie teaches strategy, sustainability and corporate governance at the Lagos Business School and Strathmore Business in Nairobi, Kenya; he is also the founding Director of the School’s Sustainability Centre. His research interests are in strategy in turbulent environments, strategic leadership, board effectiveness, and corporate sustainability.
Professor Ogbechie is on the board of several private and public companies including National Salt Company of Nigeria Plc. (NASCON). He has over 25 years board experience including as former Chairman, Board of Diamond Bank and Non-executive Director of Red Star Express (Fedex) Professor Ogbechie has penned several journal papers on corporate governance and sustainability notably: ‘How Large is Too Large and How Small is Too Small? Exploring Kuznets Inverted-U Relationship and Optimal Board Size in Nigeria Company Boards.’ International Journal of Business and General Management, ‘Corporate Social Responsibility in SMEs: A Shift from Philanthropy to Institutional Works?’ Journal of Business Ethics and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Nigeria: Western Mimicry or Indigenous Practices?’ Journal of Corporate Citizenship. His paper “Corporate Governance Practices of Publicly Quoted Companies in Nigeria” is published in the International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics. And his journal article “Board Characteristics and Involvement in Strategic Decision Making: The Nigerian Perspective” is included in Emerald’s peer-reviewed reading list of quality journal articles and book chapters.
Professor Olawale Ajai is a Professor of legal, social, and political environment of business. He is the Director of Research at LBS, an author and co-author of several books. He has also drafted federal and state legislations. He benefited from business, community and interpersonal negotiation, peace building and dispute resolution training in Ghana, United States and England and was a coordinator of the Dispute Resolution Programme at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.
As Group Company Secretary/Legal Adviser in Dunlop Nigeria Plc he had legal oversight of several strategic transactions, subsequently became Director, Human Capital (with additional responsibility for Legal, Company Secretarial and Government Relations), and later Director, Marketing and Strategy. His active participation in the organized private sector, relationship with civil society and government on behalf of his organization gave him useful insights and experience in stakeholder relationship management, as well as the inter-relationships between the society, government, and business. He teaches business law and social and political environment of business.
Dr Okey Nwuke has over 27 years of experience in Finance and Corporate Governance from working with top corporates and leading commercial banks in Nigeria. He is highly skilled in the management of financial institutions having held the Executive Director position in Access Bank from 2004 to 2013. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Access Bank’s subsidiaries in Rwanda and Burundi and was also one of the pioneer Non-Executive Directors of StanbicIBTC Pension Managers Limited. His key competencies include marketing, negotiation, presentation, business restructuring and turnaround management. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Access Bank and chairs the Shareholders’ Audit Committee of NASCON Plc, and Chairman of the board of Access Pensions. He joined the Board of Coscharis Group in August 2014 and is currently responsible for the strategic drive to optimize the Group’s sales within the corporate sector and for reorganizing the aftersales operations of the Group to serve as a driver for sustained increases in repeat sales and referrals. He is also responsible for the governance of the key subsidiaries of the Group. Dr Nwuke holds a MBA (Distinction) in International Banking and Finance from Birmingham Business School, United Kingdom. He was awarded Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Leadership at the Walden University, Minnesota, USA with a research focus on leadership transition challenges in family businesses.
Isaac Orolugbagbe is a Senior Fellow at Lagos Business School and an Adjunct Faculty, Strategy & Corporate Governance at Strathmore Business School, Nairobi, Kenya. His areas of interest include business strategy, innovation, and corporate governance. As CEO of Accelstra Limited (a Strategy and Innovation Consulting Company) he advises companies such as Merck KGaA, Inland Containers Nigeria Limited, and SIFAX Group on how to ensure profitable and sustainable growth using innovative principles and techniques and promotion of healthy culture to enable successful execution of business strategies. For more than 30 years, Isaac has worked successfully at senior levels in diverse industries. These include Audit and Finance, Consulting, Aviation, Air Express Logistics, Freight and Maritime, Oil and Gas with a keen interest in Entrepreneurship. His indelible footprints can be seen in his roles as Treasury Controller DHL Nigeria, Senior Accountant Shell Petroleum Development Company, Managing Director, Red Star Express Plc., licensee of FedEx Corporation in West Africa (a position he held for 10 years), and CEO Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO Plc). Isaac holds a Master of Business Leadership from the University of South Africa. He is a Fellow of the Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria.
Chidi Okoro teaches Strategy at Lagos Business School. He is currently the Founder/Executive Consultant of Drugs and Medicaments Nigeria Limited, a retail chain/own brands dealer in the Pharmaceutical sector. He is a consultant in Strategy and Business Development to organizations in FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Retail and Africa operations. Chidi Okoro has over thirty years of experience across industry sectors. He has worked across the Pharmaceutical, Personal Care, Food, Telecommunications industries. He has exposure across all
states of Nigeria and has also set up ongoing business operations in all four regions of Africa. He was Managing Director GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Plc, CEO Africa for Lucozade Ribena Suntory, CEO UAC Foods/Tiger Brands SA JV and was also a member of Board of Ogun State Security Trust Fund for three years. He obtained a Senior Management Programme certificate from Lagos Business School and an Executive Master’s Degree in Positive Leadership and Strategy from IE Business School, Madrid, Spain.
Dr. Franklin N Ngwu is the Director of Lagos Business School (LBS) Sustainability Centre and an Associate Professor of Strategy, Corporate Governance and Risk Management. He has a PhD in Law and Economics of Banking Regulation, MSc in Economics and Post-graduate Diploma in Development Economics from University of Manchester, UK. He also has MSc in Comparative Political Economy from Cardiff University, UK. He has over 20 years’ experience in teaching, private sector, policy research and consulting both in Nigeria and UK. He has consulted for both local and international organizations and worked in Barclays Bank UK for over five years. In Nigeria, he has provided either training or consulting services to the executives and boards of many firms including Central Bank of Nigeria, African Development Bank, StanbicIBTC, First Bank of Nigeria, WAPIC Insurance, Nigeria Stock Exchange, Asset & Resource Management Holding Company, Nigerian Breweries Plc, AXA Mansard, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc, Fidelity Pension Managers Ltd, and Dangote Group. He has a multi-disciplinary teaching and research interests including Business Strategy and Management, Risk Management and Corporate Governance, Bank Management and Regulation, Law and Finance in Emerging Markets, Corporate Social Responsibility and Development Economics. He is the author of two corporate governance handbooks titled Corporate Governance in Developing and Emerging Markets (Routledge, 2016) and ‘Enhancing Board Effectiveness-Institutional, Regulatory and Functional Perspectives for Developing and Emerging Markets’ (Routledge, 2019). He is working on his fourth book that will be published by Cambridge University Press. He is the Co-chair, Private Sector Advisory Group Board on UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).