Professor Enase Okonedo, FCA, is currently the Vice-Chancellor of Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria. Prior to this, she was dean of Lagos Business School (LBS) from July 2009 until December 2020. Before her appointment as dean, she held various leadership positions and was a full-time faculty member at the School, teaching courses in Corporate Finance as well as Problem-Solving and Decision-Making.
As Dean, she was instrumental in transforming Lagos Business School to a globally recognized and a foremost business school in Africa gaining global accreditations and rankings.
A seasoned educator who has paved the way for women in leadership in various sectors, she is recognised internationally and serves on boards in the management education sector including the boards of Global Business School Network (GBSN); United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UNPRME); and the Academic Advisory Board of Blatnavik School of Government, University of Oxford. She has also served on the board of Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC, owners of the GMAT exam) and held leadership positions on the boards of AACSB International as Secretary-Treasurer, and the Association of African Business Schools where she was Chairperson.
She is a professor of management and holds a doctorate degree from International School of Management (ISM), Paris; an MBA from IESE Business School, Barcelona and a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Benin.
She is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN); the Institute of Directors (IOD); the Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria (SCGN) as well as the International Academy of Management (IAM).
She is an active public speaker and has presented at numerous conferences globally on issues of management education in emerging markets. She is also widely published in academic journals and is the author of two books – The Determinants of Stock buying Behaviour of the individual Investor in the Nigerian Equity Market (2011) and The Art of Decision-Making; A Guide to Executive Decision-Making in Africa (2020).