Prof. Utomi

Professor Patrick Utomi

Centre for Value in Leadership


Renowned professor and former Nigerian presidential aspirant, Professor Patrick Okedinachi Utomi is a Nigerian professor of social and political economy, environment of business and entrepreneurship at the prestigious Lagos Business School. He is the founder of Centre for Value in Leadership (CVL) and the African Democratic Congress.  

Prof. Utomi was a scholar-in-residence, American University, Washington DC, USA, 1996 and research associate, the Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 1996.

Prof. Utomi has collaborated frequently with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, and Chatham House, UK. He has also written commissioned papers for the UK’s DFID including the latest collaboration with colleagues from Oxford on the political economy of growth in Nigeria.

Prof. Utomi has won many awards including one of Nigeria’s top 10 Living Legends in the Vanguard/Silverbird Television Awards; the Great Nigeria Lives of the 20th Century among others. He has also been listed in the Who is who in Africa. He has authored numerous books and journals notably: Performance under Constraints: The Nigeria Press Under Military Rule; Managing Uncertainty: Competition and Strategy in Emerging Economies and To Serve is to Live.


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