Dr. Enase Okonedo is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria. Prior to becoming Deputy Vice-Chancellor, she held several leadership positions at Lagos Business School (LBS) including Dean, EMBA Director, Academic Director and Deputy Dean, Academics. She 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.
Dr. Okonedo was elected to the AACSB International Board of Directors in 2015 and was appointed as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Board in 2018. She serves as a member of the Panel of Advisors, Africa Initiative for Governance as well as a member of the Academic Advisory Board, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. 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 and she was listed by a leading Nigerian daily as one of the 50 Most Influential Nigerians in 2017.
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 30 years’ experience in the financial services and management education sectors; she also serves on the board of several indigenous and international companies.