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.