Enase Okonedo Appointed to Global Business School Network Board of Directors

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Dean of Lagos Business School appointed to the GBSN Board of Directors 

Washington, DC – The Global Business School Network (GBSN) announces the appointment of Enase Okonedo to the Board of Directors effective January 1, 2020. 

GBSN is a nonprofit organization that partners with business schools, industry, to improve access to quality, locally relevant management and entrepreneurship education for the developing world. Through the power of a network of over 100 leading business schools on 6 continents, GBSN fosters connections, facilitates knowledge sharing, and catalyzes investment in management education as a tool for economic and social development. 

Dr. Enase Okonedo has served as the Dean of LBS since 2009. Recently, she has been appointed to become a Professor of Management, making her the eighth faculty member to achieve professorship status at LBS. She is responsible for setting strategic direction for the school, as well as overseeing all academic and administrative matters. Under her leadership, Lagos Business School maintains its international reputation for being a leading provider of management and business education across the globe. 

Lagos Business School (LBS) joined the GBSN network in 2007. For the past 13 years the institution has exhibited remarkable leadership within the network and has become a vital member school. 

“I am pleased to welcome Enase Okonedo to the Board,” said Soumitra Dutta, Chairman of the GBSN Board of Directors. “With the support of global leaders, like Enase, we will continue to advance the mission of GBSN and increase collaboration across schools in both emerging and developed markets.”

Between 2012 and 2013 Dr. Okonedo served as the chairperson of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS). She then served as a board member until 2016. Simultaneously in 2015, Dr. Okonedo was elected to the AACSB International Board of Directors and in 2018 was appointed Secretary-Treasurer of the Board. Presently, she serves as a member of the Panel of Advisors, Africa Initiative for Governance and the Academic Advisory Board, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.  She is also the President of the AIFA Reading Society, Nigeria and serves on the board of several indigenous and international companies. She was listed by a leading Nigerian daily as one of the 50 most influential Nigerians in 2017. 

“Enase Okonedo is a pioneer in management education and the development space, and has shown unwavering commitment to the GBSN mission over the last decade,” said Dan LeClair, CEO of GBSN. “We are honored to have her on our Board of Directors and look forward to paving new paths together to expand our impact across the African continent and the world.” 

In addition to numerous leadership positions, Dr. Okonedo employs more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services and management education sectors to speak to global audiences about issues in management education in emerging markets. She also utilizes her skills to develop and teach courses in problem-solving and decision making, corporate financial management and financial strategy at LBS.  

Dr. Okonedo has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Benin, Nigeria; 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). 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.