Our team is made up of the Institute’s Directors, Advisory Board Members and the research team. They are industry leaders and academics with a commitment to and passion for Nigeria and Africa.
Prof Franca Ovadje, Founder & Executive Director
Franca Ovadje has a PhD in Business Administration from the IESE Business School in Barcelona Spain. She was a pioneer faculty member of the Lagos Business School (LBS) where she led sessions on Leadership, Change Management and Human Resource Management. She also taught on the African AMP at the IESE Business School in Barcelona and on several programmes in South Africa and Ghana. She is a visiting Professor at the Strathmore Business School in Kenya.
The Advisory Board
Professor Pat Utomi
Professor Fred Walumbwa
These are research investigators who respond to Danne Institute for Research‘s call for collaboration and are invited to participate in the research projects of the institute. Research fellows from partner institutions may also be principal investigators.
Researchers on sabbatical from their universities may be invited to work with the institute. They strengthen the capacity of the institute and contribute to capacity build of local researchers.
Recent PhDs (post-doctoral) who demonstrate a commitment to rigorous research and its dissemination work with the Institute as Research Associates.
We lead positive change in Africa by undertaking relevant, rigorous research, building capacity among African scholars and effectively engaging stakeholders with our research findings.
To become the foremost research and capacity building organization in Africa conducting research that positively impacts the African environment and disseminating the research results to bring about sustainable change on the continent