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.

In 2005, she received the African Management Scholar award. Franca is the author of the book ‘Change Leadership in Developing Countries’ published by Routledge, New York as well as several articles, book chapters and case studies including “What it takes to lead change in Africa” published in the Harvard Business Review case collection. She is the co-editor of the Handbook of Organizational Change in Africa
After 25years at LBS, Professor Ovadje founded the Danne Institute for Research in loving memory of her parents Daniel & Anne Ovadje. She is passionate about contributing to Africa’s development and strongly believes that Africa’s growth and prosperity is hinged on rigorous, insightful research that will yield homegrown solutions that account for the uniqueness of Africa

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board


Nkem Agboti

Udom Inoyo

Frank Aigbogun

Ijeoma Nwagwu


Kyari Bukar  (Chairman)


Professor Pat Utomi
 
Professor Fred Walumbwa

Principal Investigators

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.

Research Fellows

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.

Research Associate

Recent PhDs (post-doctoral) who demonstrate a commitment to rigorous research and its dissemination work with the Institute as Research Associates.

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.

In 2005, she received the African Management Scholar award. Franca is the author of the book ‘Change Leadership in Developing Countries’ published by Routledge, New York as well as several articles, book chapters and case studies including “What it takes to lead change in Africa” published in the Harvard Business Review case collection. She is the co-editor of the Handbook of Organizational Change in Africa
After 25years at LBS, Professor Ovadje founded the Danne Institute for Research in loving memory of her parents Daniel & Anne Ovadje. She is passionate about contributing to Africa’s development and strongly believes that Africa’s growth and prosperity is hinged on rigorous, insightful research that will yield homegrown solutions that account for the uniqueness of Africa

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board


Nkem Agboti

Udom Inoyo

Frank Aigbogun

Ijeoma Nwagwu


Kyari Bukar  (Chairman)


Professor Pat Utomi
 
Professor Fred Walumbwa

Principal Investigators

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.

Research Fellows

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.

Research Associate

Recent PhDs (post-doctoral) who demonstrate a commitment to rigorous research and its dissemination work with the Institute as Research Associates.

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