Dr Enase Okonedo, Dean of Lagos Business School (LBS), Nigeria, has the responsibility for setting strategic direction for the School, as well as overseeing all academic and administrative matters. Prior to becoming dean, she held several leadership positions at LBS at various times including EMBA Director, Academic Director and Deputy Dean, Academics.
She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Benin; an MBA from IESE Business School, Barcelona and a Doctorate in Business Administration from International School of Management (ISM), Paris.
She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) as well as a Fellow of the International Academy of Management (IAM). In November 2015, she was conferred as a Fellow of the Society of Corporate Governance Nigeria (SCGN) in recognition of her exemplary leadership and contributions to good governance in the Nigerian Education sector.
Dr. Okonedo serves as a member of the AACSB International Board of Directors as well as a member of the academic advisory board of the Global Business School Network (GBSN). She was, between 2012 and 2013, the chairperson of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS), and a member of the Board up until May 2016. She is also the President of AIFA Reading Society, Nigeria.
Drawing from her experience leading a world-class institution in Nigeria, Dr Okonedo speaks to global audiences about issues in management education in emerging markets. She has developed and taught courses in problem-solving and decision making, corporate financial management and financial strategy at the School.
An accomplished professional with more than 29 years’ experience in the financial services and management education sectors; she also serves on the board of several indigenous and international companies.