New Professors Appointed in PAU

Dr Enase Okonedo, Dean of Lagos Business School (LBS) and Dr Olayinka David-West, Academic Director, LBS have both been appointed professors by Pan-Atlantic University.

The appointments were approved on Tuesday, May 21, by the Governing Council of Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) following a recommendation by the Appointments and Promotions Committee of the University.

Prior to her appointment, Dr Okonedo taught courses in corporate financial management and financial strategy at LBS, this is in addition to her role as Dean; where she sets the strategic direction for the School and oversees its academic and administrative affairs.

With over 30 years’ experience in the financial services and management education sectors, Okonedo serves as Secretary-Treasurer of AACSB International Board of Directors and is a member of the academic advisory board of the Global Business School Network (GBSN). She is also a member of the Panel of Advisors, Africa Initiative for Governance, a member of the International Advisory Board of Porto Business School, as well as a member of the Academic Advisory Board, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.

Okonedo is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) as well as a Fellow of the International Academy of Management (IAM). In November 2015, she became a Fellow of the Society of Corporate Governance Nigeria (SCGN) in recognition of her exemplary leadership and contributions to good governance in the Nigerian education sector.

Okonedo holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Benin, Nigeria; an MBA from IESE Business School, Barcelona, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from International School of Management (ISM), Paris.


Dr David-West leads sessions in Information Systems across MBA and executive programmes at the School. She also leads the team at the School’s research and advocacy initiative, Sustainable and Inclusive Digital Financial Services (SIDFS), where she makes significant contributions towards advancing the financial inclusion discourse in Nigeria.

David-West holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Lagos, an MSc in Business Systems Analysis and Design from City University, London, and a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Manchester Business School, United Kingdom.

With over 28 years’ experience in the fintech sector, David-West combines her research and teaching interests with industry consulting engagements in the areas of digital financial services, strategic planning, Information Systems planning, IT personnel selection, IT assessment & review/due diligence, e-business, business planning, software selection & management, systems implementation, project & change Management, process improvement and systems design.

David-West is a digital financial services expert who consults regularly for the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She serves on the board of a fintech business as a non-executive director and is a governing council member of the Fintech Association of Nigeria (FTAN).