Rwandan varsity appoints Nigerian as Deputy VC

The University of Kigali has announced the appointment of Professor Ogechi Adeola, a Nigerian with over 28 years of experience and expertise in marketing, as its new Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics.

The appointment, effective from January 11, is highlighted by the university’s governing body as a testament to Adeola’s dedication to academic excellence and dynamic leadership

Adeola, who holds a Doctorate in Business Administration and an MBA from Alliance Manchester Business School, UK, previously served as the Head of the Department of Operations, Marketing, and Information Systems at the Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria.

The statement added, “Starting her career at Citibank Nigeria, Professor Adeola’s commitment to excellence is evident through her completion of executive education programs globally. Her interdisciplinary research interests cover marketing strategy, sustainability, tourism, and gender studies, resulting in over 120 academic publications and accolades, including the Emerald Literati Award for Outstanding Paper in 2022.

“Ranked No. 1 in Nigeria for marketing by the Alper-Doger Scientific Index, Professor Adeola is more than an academic. She is a dedicated mentor, consultant, and advocate for women’s empowerment, reflected in her Digital Business Tutelage for Women Empowerment in Africa Initiative (DBTWEAi).

“As Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Academic at UoK, Professor Adeola’s wealth of experience promises contributions to academic leadership, aligning with the university’s unwavering commitment to excellence

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