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  • PAU Holds 14th Convocation Ceremony

    The 14th Convocation Ceremony of Pan-Atlantic University for the Award of Degrees and Diplomas held on Saturday, 2nd December 2017 in the Honeywell Group Auditorium at the Lekki Campus of the University. A total of 216 candidates were awarded degrees and diplomas at the event.

    The Guest Speaker was Mr Ademola Olutayo Osinubi, the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of Punch Newspapers.

    The ceremony was presided over by Mr Pascal Dozie CON, Pro-Chancellor of the University. In his address, Mr Dozie welcomed the graduands and their guests to the University. He then took advantage of the occasion to share some thoughts on the role of Private Universities in Nigeria and what it could mean for the future of higher education in Nigeria. He drew a comparison between the current field of private universities in the country and the private banks in the early 1990s and how over time, a competition driven consolidation led to larger, bigger banks and a more robust financial services sector.

    According to him, “out of this crop, the future standard bearers of higher education in Nigeria will arise and in doing this, they will contribute immensely to the transformation of university education in Nigeria. This, in turn, will be critical in our nation’s quest for development for as is well known by now, no nation can achieve meaningful development in the absence of centres of academic excellence at the tertiary level”.

     

     

  • LBS Hosts Singapore’s Minister of State – Ministry of National Development and Trade and Industry

    Lagos Business School hosted Singapore’s Minister of State in the Ministry of National Development and Trade and Industry, Dr Koh Poh Koon, on Wednesday, August 3, 2017 at the Breakfast Club meeting.

    The Breakfast Club is a monthly meeting that provides C-suite executives quality intelligence on the operating business environment. The meeting which draws attendance from members of the diplomatic community, development partners and government officials is primarily aimed at affording a better understanding of current economic issues in the country.

    Dr Koh, Minister of State in the Ministry of National Development and Trade and Industry, Singapore, spoke on the role Singapore can play in assisting Nigeria in becoming a global economy. He said that Nigeria has a lot of untapped potentials with a capacity to become a great global economy if it can overcome its various challenges. He further stated that Singapore hopes that it can play a role in Nigeria’s journey, and build an enduring economic partnership.

    Other notable persons present include: Dr Ernest Charles Nwapa (FNSE), Founder/CEO, NG Content Future Concept Limited; Bismark Rewane, Managing Director, Financial Derivatives Limited; Dr Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State (Trade and Industry) (National Development); Mr Wong Toon Joon, Director, Emerging Markets Division, MTI; Ms Bridget Shoo, Assistant Director, Emerging Markets Division, MTI; Ms Zheng Suzhen, Assistant Director, Emerging Markets Division, MTI; Mr Haresh Aswani, Honorary Consul-General of Singapore in Nigeria and Managing Director of Tolaram (Nigeria);    Mr Lim Jun Kai, Country Officer, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa Directorate, MFA; Mr Ian Lee, Centre Director, Accra Overseas Centre, IE Singapore; Ms Kathy Lai, Deputy Chief Executive, IE Singapore;  Mr Terence Yap, Manager, Middle East and Africa, IE Singapore; Mr Neoh Yi Liang, Manager, Food Division (Lifestyle Business Group), IE Singapore and  Mr Edem Seshie, Business Development Manager, Accra Overseas Centre, IE Singapore.​

  • Pan-Atlantic University Features at Google for Nigeria Event

    Pan-Atlantic University featured at the Google for Nigeria event held at Landmark Centre on July 27th through the involvement of the Centenary Project. Dr. Patrick Enaholo, leader of the Centre for Open Data Research spoke about how the Centenary Project is helping to preserve Nigeria’s fashion culture through technology in a panel discussion made up of renowned fashion personalities including Mai Atafo, Folake Coker and Denola Grey.

    The event also provided an opportunity for the Adire and Aso-Oke exhibits on the Google cultural institute of the centenary project to be displayed at the venue.

    Present at the event were SMC students: David Assam (2nd year Mass Comm.), Patrick Onwordi (PGD, Digital Media) and Onyebuchi Odianjo (MSc FT9).

  • Lagos Business School Receives N500 Million Donation from Gamaliel and Susan Onosode Foundation (GAMSU)

    Lagos Business School (LBS) is delighted to announce that it recently received the second and final part of a pledged donation. The generous donation was given by the Onosode family on behalf of the Gamaliel and Susan Onosode Foundation (GAMSU), a not-for-profit and non-political organisation whose objective is to foster the success of the Nigerian Child through innovative and flexible learning opportunities while providing the enabling environment.

    This donation will go towards the building of the International Management Research Centre (IMRC), which will be used for the School’s research activities. To honour the family for their benevolence, the IMRC building will be named “The Gamaliel Onosode Management Research Centre” after the late Gamaliel Onosode.

    Dean of LBS, Dr Enase Okonedo, expressed gratitude to the Onosode family for their donation. Okonedo stated that “the donation will foster LBS’ objective of conducting relevant research that impacts corporations and the society. Late Gamaliel Onosode was an exemplar in the practice of management; he embodied the values we promote here at the School and we are indeed grateful to his family for making this contribution in honour of their father.”

    Mr Ese Gamaliel Onosode stated that the reason for bestowing the generous donation which was pledged in 2016 to Lagos Business School is because LBS is committed to improving the quality of management in Africa, and they are positive that a management research centre in honour of Gamaliel Onosode will advance the quality of education of potential leaders and continue his commitment to the advancement of excellence.

    Lagos Business School is grateful to GAMSU and the Onosode family for their generous donation as this will aid our vision of developing responsible leaders for Africa and the rest of the world.

     

  • Professor Chris Ogbechie Delivers Inaugural Lecture

    Today, Professor Chris Ogbechie delivered his inaugural lecture as a professor of Strategic Management at Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University. The lecture titled Strategy: How to Play and Win Responsibly’ explored how companies can achieve profitability over the long-term while having a positive impact on people and the environment. Ogbechie’s appointment as professor was approved by the Governing Council of Pan-Atlantic University in February 2017

    Prof Ogbechie who is the Chairman of Diamond Bank Plc is also the founding Director of Lagos Business School’s Sustainability Centre as well as a visiting professor at Strathmore Business School, Nairobi Kenya.

    He has wide experience in marketing, strategy and corporate governance derived from his work as Head of Marketing/Sales at Nestle Nigeria and from his consulting work with Nigerian, Ghanaian and Kenyan firms over the years. While in Nestle he had wide international exposure in Malaysia, Singapore and Switzerland.

    His research interests are in strategy in turbulent environments, strategic leadership, board effectiveness, and corporate sustainability. Prof Ogbechie has been involved with several start-ups

    Prof Ogbechie obtained a First class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester; an MBA from Manchester Business School and a PhD in Business Administration from Brunel University.

  • LBS Dean Rings the Closing Bell at the NSE

    Dean of Lagos Business School, Dr Enase Okonedo, rang the closing bell of trading today, Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). Okonedo was received by Oscar Onyema, CEO,  Pai Gamde, Acting Head, Corporate Services, and Haruna Jalo- Waziri, Executive Director, Capital Markets Division.

    This was part of the activities of the partnership between Lagos Business School and Duke Executive Education; International Executive Development Programme, which is being conducted for the Banking Sector Education and Training Authority (BANKSETA) of South Africa.  This makes it the second year in a row, that the Dean of LBS will ring the closing bell at the Nigerian Stock exchange, as she did so during last year’s International Executive Development Programme.

    Okonedo thanked the management of the NSE for the privilege and hospitality “I will like to thank especially the CEO, Oscar Onyema and the management of the Nigerian Stock Exchange for their hospitality and willingness to always provide immersive experience for the IEDP participants. We are here with investment bankers from South Africa and we were here with a similar group last year, who gained valuable insight and knowledge about the Nigerian capital market” she said.

    Ringing the opening or closing bell at NSE is widely considered a great honour and symbol of a lifetime of achievement. Dignitaries and celebrities are often given the honor of ringing the bell to mark the open and closing of floor activity.