PAU Appoints Prof. Enase Okonede As New VC

Professor Enase Okonedo has been appointed by the Board of Trustees of the Pan-Atlantic University Foundation as the new vice-chancellor of Pan-Atlantic University.

She is set to resume as the Vice-chancellor on January 1st, 2022.

Professor Okonedo, who is currently the deputy vice-chancellor of the University, had previously served as the dean of Lagos Business School, LBS, Pan-Atlantic University.

Professor Okonedo joined LBS as a research associate in 1995, following a stint in the banking and financial sector. She went on to become a full-time faculty member at the school, specializing in Finance, Problem-solving, and Decision making. She also held various leadership positions before being appointed dean of LBS in July 2009, a position she held until December 2020.

Over the years, Professor Okonedo has risen to become an internationally recognized educator and serves on several 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) and held leadership positions on the boards of AACSB International as Secretary-Treasurer, and the Association of African Business Schools where she was Chairperson.

Professor Elegido, the outgoing Vice-Chancellor of Pan-Atlantic University stated that;

“there has been a succession plan in place, which was approved by the Governing Council and the Trustees, for several years. This is not a new plan; it has only just been formally approved now.”

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