Dr. Chris Ogbechie, a faculty member of Strathmore Business School (SBS), is the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of Diamond Bank, one of the largest financial institutions in Nigeria. He succeeds former chairman Ugochukwu Nnaemeka Achebe, whose retirement became effective on January 1st, 2015.
Dr. Ogbechie lectures in the fields of Strategy and Marketing. He also teaches Strategy and Corporate Governance at Lagos Business School. He holds a First Class Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manchester University, an MBA from Manchester Business School and a PhD in Management from Brunel University, all in the UK.
He is a board member of several other companies, as well as a Fellow of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) and the Nigerian Institute of Marketing (NIM). He is also a Member of the Strategic Management Association, International Corporate Governance Network and the American Academy of Management. He was a non-executive director of the bank before his appointment as Chairman.