Henrietta Onwuegbuzie

Dr Henrietta Onwuegbuzie is passionate about economic development and social transformation in Nigeria and Africa, and has initiated the creation of over 100 profitable, impact-driven businesses through the MBA and Executive programmes at LBS. Onwuegbuzie is a certified Management consultant and leads sessions in Entrepreneurship on the MBA and Executive programmes at Lagos Business School (LBS). She was recently conferred the Excellence award in Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing, and is currently the Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre and Project Director for the Impact Investing initiative at LBS.

Onwuegbuzie was one of the first two African Visiting Faculty at Yale School of Management, in the US in 2019. She has an MSc (with honours), in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Navarre, Spain; an MBA from Lagos Business School in Nigeria; and a PhD in Management and Entrepreneurship, from Lancaster University, UK. Onwuegbuzie is a life member of the Beta Gamma Sigma group, which admits only top performers in the top 5% of Schools, worldwide.

On a voluntary basis, she mentors aspiring and established entrepreneurs. She worked with the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), from 2012-2014, playing an active role in organizing the annual summits. She has presented award-winning papers at various international conferences on entrepreneurship and sustainable development, winning the best paper award in some of these conferences. In 2013, she was conferred the African Women Development Champion Award by the Centre for Economic and Leadership Development. In the same year, she was appointed one of the national mentors for the YouWin Entrepreneurship programme, driven from the office of the President. In 2015, she was conferred a certificate of recognition in New York by LEAP, a UN working group under the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) sector, in recognition of her ground-breaking work in developing change accelerators. She has been rated top 4% among Nigerian top Executives in the education Management industry.

Henrietta is the President of the Jury for GFC2022 Best Research Awards.