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The University of Kigali has appointed a Nigerian, Professor Ogechi Adeola, as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics, for the institution.

This was made known in a statement posted on the university’s website.

According to the institution’s governing body, Adeola’s appointment, which takes effect on January 11, underscores her commitment to academic excellence and dynamic leadership.

Adeola, renowned in marketing, holds a Doctorate in Business Administration and an MBA from Alliance Manchester Business School, UK, with over 28 years of experience.

She 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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