University of Kiagali appoints Nigerian, Ogechi Adeola as deputy vice chancellor

University of Kiagali appoints Nigerian, Ogechi Adeola as deputy vice chancellor

The Governing Body of the University of Kigali (UoK) has appointed Prof. Ogechi Adeola, a Professor of Marketing, as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Acad

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The Governing Body of the University of Kigali (UoK) has appointed Prof. Ogechi Adeola, a Professor of Marketing, as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Academic (DVCA), effective January 11, 2024.

Adeola holds a Doctorate in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from Alliance Manchester Business School, United Kingdom.

According to a statement from the university, she earned a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Nigeria and obtained a Barrister at Law certificate from the Nigerian Law School, after which she was called to the Nigerian bar.

Adeola, is the immediate past Head of the Department of Operations, Marketing, and Information Systems at the Lagos Business School (LBS), Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria, and the Academic Director of LBS Sales Academy.

She previously held the position of Associate Dean of Business Administration at the University of the People, California, USA, where she currently serves as a Business Administration Advisory Board member.

She is an Independent Non-Executive Director at Cornerstone Insurance Plc., Nigeria, and she served as a member of the Board of Directors at the University of Kigali until her appointment as Deputy Vice Chancellor-Academic. She possesses over 28 years of relevant work experience in industry and academia. Before transitioning to academia, she had spent over a decade in various roles within Nigeria’s financial sector, starting her career at Citibank Nigeria.

It noted that Adeola’s pursuit of professional excellence was evident in her completion of executive education programmes at globally renowned institutions, including Harvard Business School, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, London Business School, and Cranfield School of Management.

“She further enhanced her pedagogical skills through specialised training in case teaching and teaching innovation programmes of Harvard Business Publishing Education, IESE Business School, Spain, the Global Business School Network (GBSN), and Teaching the Practice of Management joint programme of the Association of African Business Schools and the Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa,” the statement added.

Beyond research, Adeola is renowned for her teaching and mentoring. She has led marketing sessions on the full-time and Executive MBA programs, the Owner Managers Program, and customised and open enrollment seminars at Lagos Business School, since 2010.

Additionally, she has delivered marketing sessions for the Women Entrepreneurship & Leadership for Africa (WELA) programme by the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Lagos, the MSc programme at the University of Ghana Business School, and the PhD programme at the University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA).

Adeola is a Fellow of both the Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria, and the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria.