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​About the Christopher Kolade Centre for Research in Leadership and Ethics

The Centre was launched in October 2013 with the primary aim of positively influencing the Nigerian and African environment through research in the area of leadership and ethics. LBS seeks to develop leaders with high professional and ethical standards, and a strong spirit of service to the community. CK​RLE will contribute to this transformation through knowledge creation (research) and the dissemination of research findings.

To ensure the creation of knowledge on leadership and ethics in Nigeria and Africa, the Centre will enhance the capacity of African researchers to carry out rigorous research that has practical relevance to the public and private sectors in Africa, and publishable in top journals. To support this effort, CRLE will develop a vibrant research community. It will organise capacity building workshops and provide mentoring for researchers, sponsor interesting projects and provide access to its rich databases.

In line with the LBS vision of developing leaders across Africa, CRLE leads knowledge dissemination through her annual international conference, breakfast meetings, workshops and other fora.


Our ​Mission

To create knowledge and provide research that will influence the teaching and practice of leadership and ethics in Africa, in line with the overall mission of the Lagos Business School. 

To provide a platform for public-private sector dialogue and knowledge sharing on ethical leadership.

Ultimately, the CRLE will champion research and publication on leadership and ethics within the African context and strive to produce a new breed of researchers/scholars who will positively influence  business leaders in Africa.