Dr. Benjamin Ola. Akande, a Nigerian-born American citizen, is Professor of Economics and Dean of Webster University’s largest academic unit, the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology, a position he has held since June 2000. Since November 2010, Dr. Akande has also served as Chief of Webster University’s Office of Corporate Partnerships.
Webster University, founded in 1915 with its home campus based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is the only Tier 1, private, nonprofit university with campus locations around the world including metropolitan, military, online and corporate, as well as American-style traditional campuses in North America, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Akande is credited for developing and nurturing numerous corporate and donor partnerships and is a recognized media expert on topics such as economics and leadership in the regional and national media.
A passion for leading from where you are, storytelling and understanding the dynamics of strategic innovation, people, ideas and the economic climate drives me to educational leadership excellence. I wake up everyday and take a dose of constructive impatience, seeking to identify the next practice, problem to be solved, or idea that needs support. Enjoy these presentations as much as I have.