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Prof Chris Ogbechie – LBS Professor and Centre Director

Chris Ogbechie is a professor of strategic management at Lagos Business School. He 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, UK. He teaches strategy and corporate governance at the Lagos business School and Strathmore Business in Nairobi, Kenya. His research interests are in strategy in turbulent environments, strategic leadership, board effectiveness, and sustainability. He has several publications in financial services marketing, strategic planning, corporate social responsibility and corporate governance. ​Professor Ogbechie has wide experience in marketing, strategy and corporate governance derived from his work with Nigerian, Ghanaian and Kenyan firms over the years. He has been involved with several start-ups and he is on the board of several companies, private and public.

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Prof  Kenneth Amaeshi Visiting Professor

Kenneth Amaeshi holds the Chair in Business and Sustainable Development and is the Director of the ‘Sustainable Business Initiative’ of the University of Edinburgh Business School. Following a career in management consultancy, he held positions at the Cranfield School of Management and the University of Warwick. He was a Chevening Scholar, a scholar of the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, Nottingham University Business School and a Visiting Scholar at Said Business School, University of Oxford. Besides teaching and researching, he works with businesses, NGOs and governments. Professor Amaeshi also leads the University of Edinburgh’s Corporate Responsibility and Governance Network which is a platform for continuous interactions with industry players, policy makers, and the general public.

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Dr Ijeoma Nwagwu – LBS Faculty and Centre​ Manager

Dr Ijeoma Nwagwu earned her doctorate in Law (S.J.D) and Masters in Law (L.L​.M) degrees from Harvard Law School and was awarded the Landon H. Gammon prize for academic excellence. Ijeoma has worked as legal counsel to  Civil Liberties Organization (CLO), she also produced documentaries on law, human rights and development themes with Channels Television Lagos and the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA). A talented researcher and lecturer, she taught International Trade Law and Human Rights at St. Mary’s University College, London and was on the research team for the World Bank Assisted Science and Technology Education Post-Basic (STEP-B) project in Nigeria. She has also conducted research trainings for the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) in Senegal. An active member of the community, Ijeoma volunteers on youth/education programmes and is passionate about finding creative solutions to educational challenges in Africa. She teaches sessions on sustainability and manages LBS Sustainability.​​

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Oreva Atanya – Sustainability Associate

Oreva Irene Atanya is a sustainability practitioner, project manager, and researcher. She earned her MSc in Management from the University of Bradford, School of Management, and a BA Honours in Philosophy from the University of Benin. She is the author of Triple Bottom Line of Corporate Sustainable Development and pioneer of SustDev Africa, an online platform dedicated to creating awareness about sustainable development issues and solutions in and for Africa. Oreva is the Sustainability Associate at Lagos Business School and a member of the secretariat team of the Private Sector Advisory Group on SDGs in Nigeria (PSAG).

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Kingson Elendu – Research

Kingson Elendu hold an MBA in Sustainability Management from the Sustainability Management School (SUMAS), Switzerland. He has conducted projects on ‘Strategies for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals for Indian Cities’ at the Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD) India and the 2014‘Sustainable Product Innovation Project at P&G EMEA Headquarters in Switzerland with the aim of reducing the carbon footprint of P&G hair care products. His experience includes sustainability research, corporate sustainability reporting, business impacts assessment (non-financial auditing), community needs assessment, stakeholder engagement, sustainable product innovation (Product Life-cycle Analysis), and social entrepreneurship.

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Jude Obidiagha – Programme Coordinator/Research

Jude Obidiagha is a diligent and dedicated social scientist with a strong passion for academics and research. He holds a First Class Honours degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. With the aim of working for an organisation dedicated to improving lives through research, human capital development and sustainability, Jude joined the LBS Sustainability Center as a Research Assistant. He currently serves as a researcher and programme coordinator for the Centre’s Nonprofit Leadership and Management Programme (NPLM). His research interests include sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) issues in Nigeria.