ndubisi ekekwe

Professor Ndubuisi Ekekwe

Founder, Tekedia Institute and Harvard Business Review Author

Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe is the Lead Faculty of Tekedia Institute. Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe invented and patented a robotic system which the United States Government acquired assignee rights. Dr Ekekwe holds two doctoral and four master’s degrees including a PhD in engineering from Johns Hopkins University, USA. He earned an undergraduate degree from FUT Owerri where he graduated as his class best student. While in Analog Devices Corp, he co-designed an accelerometer for the iPhone. A recipient of IGI Global “Book of the Year” award, a TED Fellow, IBM Global Entrepreneur and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Prof. Ekekwe has held professorships in Carnegie Mellon University and Babcock University, and served in the United States National Science Foundation Committee.

The South African press called him “a doctor of innovation” for helping organizations on the mechanics of business innovation, strategy, and growth. Since 2009, the Chairman of Fasmicro Group which controls many startups and entities has been writing in the Harvard Business Review. He was recognized by The Guardian as one of 60 Nigerians Making “Nigerian Live Matter” on Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day


Lilac Nachum

Professor, International Business

City University New York

Fulbright Scholar to Africa, Strathmore Business School, 2021-22

My areas of interest and expertise are globalization and strategic management in a global world, topics I have been teaching, consulting and publishing extensively for more than three decades. I am a Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB), the world’s most prominent association of international business scholars, and was a Fullbring Scholar in Kenya during 2021-2022. I have consulted with a number of multinational firms, national and international organizations, including UNCTAD, UNIDO, the European Union, London’s Westminster City Council, the Governments of Turkey and the UAE, the US Department of Commerce, and Deloitte Tumatsu on issues related to globalization, and served as an Expert Witness on a number of legal cases related to cross-border issues. I have held visiting positions in business schools around the world, including several in Africa, and have been cited by various media outlets on issues related to globalization and multinational companies, including CNBC, FOX Business, CNN, Forbes, FT, Business Insider Africa, The Conversation Africa, India Economic Times, among others. My research has been awarded several recognitions, most recently the 2017 AIB Best Paper Award of the Research Method Division, the 2019 AIB/Temple Best Paper Award and the 2021 AIB/FIU Best Theory Paper Award. I am the author of three books on global companies and global value chains (one of which was translated to Chinese) and numerous journal papers published in leading journals in international business and management and serve in various capacities on editorial boards of a number of these journals.