The Lagos Business School (LBS) has announced the appointment of Professor of Strategic Management, Chris Ogbechie, as its new dean.
The appointment made by the Governing council of Pan-Atlantic University was announced by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Juan Elegido, last Thursday and becomes effective on January 1, 2021, according to a statement.
Ogbechie has decades of academic and corporate experience, with the latter derived from his work in executive capacities for local and multinational companies, and from his consulting work with African firms. He chairs the board of several private and public companies and advises several others. Ogbechie holds a first-class 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 United Kingdom.
Ogbechie, has been a member of LBS Management Board since March 2012, and has been associated with the school for over 20 years. He teaches strategy, sustainability and corporate governance at the school and is a visiting professor across Africa.
He is to take over from Enase Okonedo, who has been dean for 11 years.
Under Okonedo’s leadership, the school has grown to become a leading business school in Africa; achieving global accreditations from international accrediting bodies and consistently ranked amongst top providers of executive education by the Financial Times of London and The Economist magazine, amongst others.
Okonedo who moves to become the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Pan-Atlantic University effective January 1, 2021, was delighted to be handing over to Ogbechie.
According to her, “I am pleased to be leaving the school in the capable hands of Prof. Ogbechie, who has been part of decision making in the School for several years.
“His broad experience, strategic thinking and relationship-building skills, as well as his standing within the LBS and business community, will be valuable to further growth and development of the school.”
In his reaction to his appointment, Ogbechie said, “it is always an honour to serve, particularly at this time when businesses need support; I look forward to leading LBS into its next phase.”