Dr. Chris Ike Ogbechie has a First Class Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manchester University and an MBA from Manchester Business School. Chris obtained a PhD from the Brunel University, Middlesex, England.
He has wide experience in marketing and strategy derived from his work as Group Head Marketing at Ecobank Transnational, Lome, Togo; Head of marketing/sales at Nestle Nigeria, Xerox and from his consulting work with Nigerian firms over the years. While in Nestle he had wide international exposure in Malaysia, Singapore and Switzerland. He has been involved with several start-ups and is on the Board of several companies.
He is a faculty member of the Lagos Business School (Pan Atlantic University), where he teaches Strategy and Corporate Governance. He is a visiting Professor of Marketing and Strategy at the Strathmore Business School, Nairobi, Kenya. He has written scholarly articles and. books on Corporate Governance, Board Effectiveness, Strategy and Leadership in a Turbulent Environment and Sustainability amongst others.
Dr. Ogbechie sits on the Board of the Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria amongst other Companies and Not-for-Profit organisations. He is a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Marketing and the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, member of the American Academy of Management, International Corporate Governance Network and the Strategic Management Association.
He is a philanthropist and a Papal Knight of St. Sylvester conferred on him by Pope John Paul II. He joined the Board of Diamond Bank in 2005.