The Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Anambra State, has named the Chairman of United Nigeria Airlines, Dr Obiora Okonkwo as the Visiting Professor of entrepreneurship.
His appointment was conveyed in a letter dated 21 July with reference number NAU/A/R/P/G.02 signed by the university’s registrar, Philomena Okoye.
Okoye, in the letter, said that Dr Okonkwo’s role would include “teaching, students supervision and research” as well as undertaking other “academic-related services as the department/faculty/university shall assign” to him.
The University of Abuja Business School (UABS) April 2022 also appointed Dr Okonkwo as a Professor of Business Studies at the university.
Dr Okonkwo, who holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Political Science (with distinction), from the Russian Academy of Science, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Moscow, will execute the appointments on a pro bono basis.
He earned a Master of Science Degree in Economics, also, with distinction, from the Russian Peoples Friendship University, Moscow, and a First Class degree in Economics from the Russian Peoples Friendship University, in Moscow.
A successful businessman, Dr Okonkwo started at Onitsha where he had his primary and secondary education which he combined with trading at the Onitsha Main Market.
He also holds a Professional Fellowship Doctorate from the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria and a Fellowship from the Institute of Chartered Arbitrators and Mediators of Nigeria.
Dr Obiora Okonkwo is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (FNIPR) and the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (FCE).