Please join us!
ICHAD & SMART Africa Speaker Series
A presentation by Dr. Benjamin Ola. Akande
“My American Journey: A 40 year perspective from an African in America”
1:00-2:00 pm on Tuesday, October 29th
Goldfarb Hall, Room 132
Washington University in St. Louis
(Free and open to the public. Light lunch will be available.)
Dr. Benjamin Ola. Akande
Dr. Benjamin Ola. Akande is the Assistant Vice Chancellor of International Programs-Africa and the Associate Director of the Global Health Center at Washington University in St. Louis. In these roles, Dr. Akande seeks to strengthen and expand the University’s efforts in Africa. Dr. Akande is a respected economist, scholar, and global consultant to Fortune 500 companies and institutions in the higher education space in the areas of strategy, leadership development, corporate responsibility, and market positioning. As a tenured Professor of Economics and Dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology at Webster University from 2000-2015, Dr. Akande is credited with positioning Webster University as a globally relevant business school. Dr. Akande holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Oklahoma and completed post-doctoral studies at JFK School of Government at Harvard University and Saïd Business School at Oxford University.