Prof. B.E.B. Nwoke, Chairman, SCBS Board
PROFESSOR B. E. B. NWOKE (PhD) is a Scientist of International repute. A former Vice Chancellor of Imo State University Owerri and Consultant to many world organizations like WHO, UNICEF, Global 2000 Carter Center, Atlanta, Bill/Melinda Gates Foundation, States and Federal Governments.
He is a post-doctoral fellow of WHO; Bill Gates Lymphatic Support Centre at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Distinguished Scientist of the Middle States African Association, West Virginia State University USA, Distinguished Scientist of the Federal Ministry of Health in recognition of his pioneering efforts in River Blindness Control in Nigeria. He is an internationally highly sought after speaker in Ethics, Vision Management, public sector entrepreneurship, Leadership and youth development.
Dr. Cally Cussons, President SCBS
Cally Cussons Ph.D is an iconoclast business Coach and Mentor, a Top Performance Intelligence expert, and Wealth Attitude Modelling Professional. He is an alumnus of Maastricht School of Management (MSM) Netherlands; Katholieke Universiteit (K. U. Leuven) Belgium; Imo State University Owerri Nigeria and University of Port Harcourt Nigeria. His degrees and certifications criss-cross Management, ICT and Philosophy. He does not conceive his Ph.D as his highest qualification. For Cally Cussons PhD, his highest qualification is hinged on the strategies he learnt on his transition from a VODP
(Very Ordinary Disabled Person) to a VVIP (Very Very Important Personality). These strategies have been distilled into ManagementSkills™ and LifeSkills™ that can be learnt by any willing mind and can be applied in any circumstance and size of organization. Cally has mentored 1000s of business executives and professionals, locally and internationally in his Top Performance Intelligence business coaching and mentoring programme.
Dr. Cussons is a consultant to multinational organisations like Shell, governments, tertiary institutions, private companies, groups and individuals. He has designed and developed Business management programmes for Universities and Business schools. He has facilitated bespoken sessions on strategy; creative intelligence; Psychology of Persuasion, Marketing and Influence; critical thinking; business vision management; innovative marketing and human capital leadership.
Dr. Cussons is an expert on how individuals and organisations can turn their ideas, through top performance intelligence, into billionaire’s results. An adept in making money without necessarily putting down cash, Dr. Cussons understands that one million into one thousand is one billion and wonders why folks are afraid of THINKING BIG
Engr. Okechukwu Anopuo PhD, Member SCBS Board
Engr. Okechukwu Anopuo (PhD) is a material scientist of international repute with over 12 years of experience in materials engineering. Having studied materials science and engineering in Nigeria, Dr. Anopuo proceeded to Germany to obtain his masters degree and PhD in Hamburg University of Technology. He has worked as a scientist at GKSS Research Centre which is a member of the 16 re-search centres making up the (Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft), the biggest scientific organisation in Federal Republic of Germany.
Dr. Anopuo has distinguished himself in the area of structural light metal mate-rials technology ranging from polymers to composite materials and magnesium alloy which is the light-est structural material on the face of the earth. A prolific writer, Dr. Anopuo has authored and/or co-authored more than 25 international technical papers and reports. He has spoken in many international conferences across Europe, USA and Canada.
Dr. Anopuo has worked in various international estab-lishments either as an Engineer or a visiting scientist. He has collaborated with different organisations and foreign universities on various scientific projects. Dr. Anopuo is currently a member of Associa-tion of German Engineers (VDI) and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) USA.
He is a Visiting Scientist at CANMET-MTL Ontario Canada and Indian Institute of Science, IIS Bangalore. He has fa-cilitated various seminars and trainings across Africa, Europe and America. He has over six (6) years experience in Management Consulting, a visiting staff member of GTS Consulting International Ger-many. Dr. OKECHUKWU ANOPUO is internationally recognised for his expertise in Human Capital Development.
Prof. Jerome Jeff Ohanaja, Member SCBS Board
PROFESSOR JEROME JEFF OHANAJA (B.Sc , M.B.A., Ed. D.) is a graduate of the prestigious Texas Southern University Texas and Lincoln University of Missouri with degrees criss-crossing Finance, Management, Marketing, Education and Research. He is a Consultant to blue chip companies in USA, Africa and Asia.
He is an expert and facilitator in Tools for Strategic Thinking, Tools for Leading Change, Tools for Critical Thinking and Innovation. Tools for Communication, Tools for Leading and Influencing Others, Tools for Leading Performance, Tools for Learning, Tools for Big-Picture Thinking, etc. A Professor of Management, Research and Statistics at American Intercontinental University, Houston Campus, Texas, USA and the CEO of Workforce Training and Development Consultants Texas, USA.
Dr. O.O JohnPaul, Member SCBS Board
Dr. JohnPaul Okeoma Okeke is a graduate of the prestigious LONDON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND FINANCE; and LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY, UK. With degrees and certifications that cut across Business administration, management, Marketing, Digital Marketing and project Management, he is a highly sought after project manager and Trainer.
He has worked in the academia, private and public sectors. He is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Marketers UK (CIM), Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and British Academy of Management UK (BAM). He has PhD in Management and Entrepreneurship Studies from the London Metropolitan University. Since joining Sean Cussons Business School, he has taken part in high profile project management, monitoring and evaluation. He is multi-skilled in Information Technology, Critical Thinking, Idea Generation, Team-building, Leadership, Negotiation, Communication and executive performance coaching.
Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, Member SCBS Board
Chinedum Nwajiuba, Professor of Agricultural Economics since October 2004, has been on the staff of the Imo State University Owerri, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Michael Okpara (Federal) University of Agriculture Umudike and the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart Germany. He has been Director of Information Communication Technology (ICT), Director of Academic Planning, and currently Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Imo State University Owerri. He serves as Part-Time Executive Director of the Nigerian Environmental Study Action Team (NEST) Ibadan as well as Project Coordinator of the Building Nigeria’s Response to Climate Change (BNRCC), a CIDA funded initiative collaborating with the Special Climate Change Unit (SCCU) of the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria, in developing a National Adaptation Strategy and Plan of Action (NASPA) on Climate Change in Nigeria.
He was also a Federal Government appointee to the board of the National Agricultural Seeds Council (a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture), and currently serves on the board of the Imo State University Teaching Hospital. He holds the B. Agric. (1986) and M.Sc. (1989) in Agricultural Economics (University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria), and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Hohenheim, Germany (1994). He also holds the M.Sc. in Development Economics from the Imo State University Owerri (2007). He has been a beneficiary of Ford Foundation/Nigeria Social Science Academy research grants on gender studies (1988), with the Centre for Research and Documentation Kano on the informal sector in Nigeria (1999) and Council for the Development of Social and Economic Research Council in Africa (CODESRIA) resource person on Research Methodologies (2006, 2007 and 2009). Between 1996 and 1997 he headed Imo state government Food Basket Programme devoted to food production in Imo State, Nigeria.
He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences (www.imsu-jafs.info). He was involved with World Bank sponsored assessment of FADAMA 11 Agricultural/poverty alleviation projects in Imo State as an Advisory services consultant, and also worked with the ENOBEL Consultants Owerri in the benchmark surveys for FADAMA II in Imo State. He has worked in teams of consultants working on Local Economic Empowerment Programme (LEEMP) sponsored by the European Community as well as evaluation of projects by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) evaluating rural and local government projects in Enugu State, Nigeria. He was involved with USAID sponsored evaluation of the NEEDS in Nigeria conducted by the African Institute for Applied Economics, Enugu, Assessment of the state of Green Economy in Nigeria funded by the German International Development Agency (GIZ), and authored the new Green Deal on Agriculture for Nigeria sponsored by the Heinrich Boell Foundation.
Prof. Okwuoma Abanobi, Member SCBS Board
Prof. Okwuoma C. Abanobi is an expert in epidemiology and disease control but a very pragmatic business guru who brings his wealth of scientific expertise to the business class and boardroom. He holds a B. A. (Bachelors of Arts), Cum Laude; 1977 from the St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota with Major in Biology and Health Studies. He proceeded for a Postgraduate Diploma in Epidemiology, 1978 in the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, USA. His M.P.H. (Master of Public Health), 1979 was from School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, USA, in Public Health with concentration in Epidemiology and Health Services Planning. In 1983 he bagged his Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) from his alma mater, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, concentrating in Public Health; Epidemiology; Health Services Research & Evaluation; Health Promotion and Disease Control. He has a vast knowledge in computer packages since his Diploma in Computer Operations dates back to 1972, from the Computer Educational Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Professor O.C. Abanobi is well published, locally and internationally. He belongs to several national and international academic bodies. They include The Institute of Public Health of Nigeria (Epidemiology/Disease Control and Health Promotion sections); Institute of Industrial Administrators; American Public Health Association (Epidemiology and Health Administration Sections); American Epidemiology Association; Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine; Rotary International (Classification: Epidemiology-Community Medicine); Nigerian Institute for Health Promotion (NIHP); Nigerian Society for Parasitology and Public Health; Health Promotion Research Association of Nigeria (HEPRAN); American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Professor Abanobi has taught and written extensively on Community Medicine, Epidemiology of Infectious & Nosocomial Diseases; Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases & Injuries, Fundamentals of Epidemiology, Advanced Epidemiologic Methods, Applications of Epidemiology to Health Services Planning and Evaluation, Research Methods (Undergraduate and Post-graduate levels), Health and Human Behavior, Sociology of Health and Medical care, Behavioral Sciences for Health Care Professionals, Vital and Health Statistics, Proposal and Report Writing (Post-graduate Level), Quantitative Techniques in Public Health and Community Medicine, Pollution Control and Disaster Management
Desire CallyCussons, Member SCBS Board
Desire CallyCussons (BA, MA, PhD. cand). A former University academic, Human Resource Capital Development expert and public speaking professional. She has her Ph.D in view where she is carrying out a research work on Literature and Social Entrepreneurship. She holds an Advanced Certificate in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. She also holds a Certificate in The Consulting Process from the UK. Desire is a management and marketing consultant, Trainer and expert in building structures and human capital management with experiences in both the public and private sectors.
She is the Executive Director, Strategy and Marketing Communications at Sean Cussons Consulting Group – owners of Sean Cussons Ltd, Sean Cussons Consulting, Sean Cussons Consulting Solutions Ltd, Higher Education Impacts, Sean Cussons Business School, Strategic Skills Solutions Ltd and High Fliers Corporate Links. Desire is also the Executive Director of Dr. Cally Cussons Foundation, Students Alert Network (SAN), Career Guidance Nigeria Project and Girls for Entrepreneurship (G4E).
she has trained and consulted for small, medium and large organizations in the areas of performance enhancement, marketing strategy and process re-engineering. Desire is a Consultant to several multi-national companies, tertiary institutions and MDAs. A Business and Life-Coach cum Mentor who safely leads her clients to the other side of fear. She is well travelled. A highly sought after speaker in business, management, marketing and leadership programmes.