Chris Ogbechie is Dean and Professor of Strategic Management at Lagos Business School and Visiting Professor at Strathmore Business in Nairobi, Kenya and the University of Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda.
Professor Ogbechie holds a first-class honours 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 UK. He has vast experience in marketing, strategy, corporate governance, and sustainability 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 at Nestle, he held international positions in Malaysia, Singapore, and Switzerland.
Professor Ogbechie teaches strategy, sustainability and corporate governance at the Lagos Business School and Strathmore Business in Nairobi, Kenya. He is also the founding Director of the School’s Sustainability Centre. His research interests are in strategy in turbulent environments, strategic leadership, board effectiveness, and corporate sustainability.
Professor Ogbechie has over 30 years experience in corporate board matters, and has been involved with several start-ups in Nigeria. He was Chairman, Board of Directors, Diamond Bank Plc and is on the board of several private and public companies including National Salt Company of Nigeria Plc. (NASCON), Health Partners Ltd, Hubmart Stores Ltd, Summit Healthcare Group, and Palton Morgan Holdings. He has several publications in financial services marketing, strategic management, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, and sustainability.