AACSB Celebrates LBS Alumni as He Gets International Appointment


AACSB International–The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the world’s largest business education network, has celebrated Lagos Business School’s alumnus Mr. Paul Orajiaka on the positive impact business school graduates are making in communities around the globe as part of the 2018 Influential Leaders Challenge.

According to a statement issued by the school, Orajiaka is of the Advanced Management Programme 20 and the Executive MBA 14 was recognised at AACSB’s 2018 Deans Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. He was said to be among a group of 29 business pioneers from 13 industry sectors, whose careers are addressing today’s most pressing social, economic, environmental, and educational challenges.

He was nominated by Lagos Business School and was honoured for his passion for social entrepreneurship. Orajiaka’s organisation Auldon Toys, launched the Culture vision to find and implement solutions to social, cultural and environmental issues facing the Nigerian child – as these are the class of people his toys business caters for.

Orajiaka and his peers in the 2018 Influential Leaders class were recognised across three categories, namely: Alumni Business Leaders Working in Nonprofit or Community-Based Organisations – Leaders serving nonprofit and community-based organisations are making game-changing impacts—from a local level to a global reach—creating a better society for us all. With initiatives that include navigating the Hurricane Harvey crisis, transforming the lives of more than 150 million children around the world annually, and combating the root causes of poverty, AACSB graduates demonstrate that some of the world’s most impactful work occurs within smaller-sector opportunities.

Meanwhile, the Dean of LBS, Dr. Enase Okonedo, has been appointed Secretary-Treasurer for The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. She was elected to the board in 2015, and her new position became effective February 6th, 2018.

Okonedo is an accomplished professional with more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services and business education sector, and has held several leadership positions at LBS, including that of the EMBA director, academic director, and deputy dean of academics.

In recognition of her exemplary leadership and contributions to the Nigerian education sector she was conferred as a fellow of the Society of Corporate Governance Nigeria (SCGN). She is also a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), and a fellow of the International Academy of Management (IAM). Okonedo also served as a chairperson and member of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS) Board of Directors and is the president of AIFA Reading Society in Nigeria.

As the world’s largest business education alliance, AACSB International —The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders.