Dean of ALU School of Business
Tracy has pioneered strategic and operational improvements in IT, Real Estate and Education sectors. His focus on practical, data-driven engagements with international corporate partners has created numerous opportunities with and for Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining ALUSB, Dr. Tracy served as Dean of Hult International Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he also served as Program Dean for the Finance Program and Chair of the Finance Curriculum Committee. Outside of Academia, Tracy has held the position of CEO at a machine-learning platform, Finance and Strategy Consultant at a real estate holding company in New York City, and Advisory Council Member on Uniform Adjusted Financial Reporting Standards. Tracy received his BA from Williams College, PhD from Trinity College Dublin and MBA from INSEAD.
Catherine Duggan PhD
Professor | Vice Dean, ALU School of Business
Catherine Duggan serves as the Vice Dean for Strategy and Research and Professor of Political Economy at the ALU School of Business. Prior to joining ALUSB she was a professor at Harvard Business School for nearly a decade, where she taught the Business, Government and International Economy (BGIE) course in the MBA program, as well as several political economy and leadership courses in the MBA and executive education programs. At HBS she received multiple awards for teaching, including the Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Required Curriculum, an award given by the graduating MBA class to the best teachers at HBS as chosen by the student body. Only the second woman in a decade to be given this award, she received the honor twice in a row. Professor Duggan's research examines financial sector regulation and institutional development in sub-Saharan Africa, and she is the author of several case studies examining firms and countries on the continent. She received a PhD in Political Science from Stanford University, where she was the G.J. Lieberman Fellow for the Social Sciences, and a BA in Political Science from Brown University.
Visiting Lecturer | Founder, Aluko & Oyebode
Gbenga Oyebode founded Aluko & Oyebode, one of Nigeria’s top law firms, and is currently the Managing Partner. Oyebode was also one of the founding investors in MTN Nigeria and still serves on its board. Oyebode has developed significant experience in project finance, corporate law, energy and natural resources, telecommunications and aviation law. Oyebode served as Chairman of the board of Access Bank, and currently serves as the Chairman of Okomu Oil Palm PLC and of The Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc. He is also one of the most successful real estate investors in Nigeria. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of IFE and his masters in law from the University of Pennsylvania in the USA.
Visiting Lecturer | Director, Africa Opportunity Partners
Francis Daniels has over 15 years experience investing in Africa. He is a director of Africa Opportunity Partners and the investment manager of the Africa Opportunity Fund, a closed-end investment company traded on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange. He holds an LL.B degree from the University of Ghana, an LL.M degree from the University of Toronto, and an LL.M (Corporations) degree from New York University Law School.
Visiting Lecturer | Founder & CEO, Pagatech Ltd.
Tayo Oviosu is the founder and CEO of Pagatech Ltd, a mobile financial services company based out of Nigeria. Prior to founding Pagatech, Oviosu was with Cisco, where he was responsible for Strategy, Acquisitions, and Private Equity Investment across multiple technology sectors.
Tayo earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, cum laude, from the University of Southern California. He also has a Masters in Business Administration from Stanford.
Visiting Lecturer | Former President, Coca Cola South Africa
William (Bill) Egbe is the Group Director, Sustainability, Strategy & Business Planning for the Coca-Cola Company's Eurasia & Africa Group (92 countries covering Africa, the Middle East, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Russia and the former Soviet Union States). He is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Bill was formerly the President of Coca-Cola South Africa and Head of Pan-African Initiatives for Coca-Cola. He held these roles for 5 years. Prior to this, Bill was briefly the Group Business Unit President for Coca-Cola Africa, a role where he had general management responsibility for Coca-Cola's business in sub-Saharan Africa. He has also previously spent 2 years as the President of Coca-Cola East and Central Africa--based in Nairobi, Kenya. Bill has more than 23 years of international experience in the fast-moving consumer goods and telecommunications industries; experience obtained on 4 continents in manufacturing, finance and marketing. More than 18 years of this experience has been in general management positions.
Visiting Lecturer | Executive Chairman, TA Holdings
Mr Mutasa co-founded Venture Finance, an investment vehicle that bought into TA Holdings with the objective of turning it into a continental investment group. He is also Chairman of FMI Holdings, a privately held investment company formed in 1990. The company is the major shareholder of Joina Development Company, an infrastructure and commercial real estate developer. Shingai Mutasa is also a Senior Advisor to Africa Platform Capital where he applies a wealth of acquisition and operational experience within the ever-evolving environment of Zimbabwe, together with the broader southern and eastern regions of Africa. Shingai is the CEO of Masawara PLC, a business he founded in the early years of Zimbabwe’s independence in the 1980’s. Today the company’s activities include Insurance, Hotels, Property development, Agro-chemicals and Telecommunications. Operations are based in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Uganda. The company successfully listed on the AIM market of London in 2011. Mr Mutasa graduated from the University College London with a B.Sc. (Econs) Hons degree in 1980. He returned to Zimbabwe after completing his studies and commenced upon a successful career in commodity trading and marketing through a family owned company.
Visiting Lecturer | COO & CLO, ALU School of Business
Ryan Findley brings over a decade of experience in the fields of entrepreneurship, leadership development, and applied leadership studies. Working with start-ups, corporates, and NGOs to develop emerging leaders, Ryan has built, directed and led teams to deliver leadership learning experiences across the world with participants from 50+ countries. Previously working with the MasterCard Foundation-funded Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) at African Leadership Academy--a globally recognized hub for leadership development--Ryan served as the Leadership Curriculum Lead for both CEL and the Academy's Lifelong Engagement Department; Ryan also served as Director of the Global Scholars Program. Ryan leveraged his expertise at ALA to lead CEL's external efforts to consult and capacity-build with schools and organizations seeking to hone their leadership development capacity from the classroom to the boardroom. Currently, in his role with ALUSB, Ryan serves as Chief Learning Officer and Chief Operating Officer, as well as the Leadership Architect for the MBA's Leadership Lab. Ryan completed business school at the University of Colorado with a concentration in Leadership Studies and was recognized as a President Leadership Class Scholar (Top 1%). He has completed further studies through Harvard Business School's HBX program.
Dr. Gonzalo Chavez
Visiting Lecturer| Executive Director, ALU Centre for Leadership
Dr. Gonzalo Chavez, who originally started of as a mechanical engineer with an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, is an MBA and earned his Ph. D. In Financial Economics. Dr. Chavez, who currently serves as the Dean of the Business School at Hult, contributed as faculty in schools such as ITAM in Mexico, Adolfo Ibanez in Chile, and Instituto de Empresa in Spain. In all these schools, he earned numerous teaching excellence awards. Since the time he joined Hult, in 2013 as a Professor of Finance, Dr. Chavez has been voted by students Professor of the Year for his work in the MIB program. For the last three years, he has also been voted Professor of the Year by Executive MBAs in Dubai. As a researcher he has published in journals such as The Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Accounting and Research and others. His consulting work involved Firm Valuation, Value Creation, Risk Hedging with Derivative Instruments, and Market Microstructure.
Prof. Patrick McSharry
Visiting Lecturer|Senior Research Fellow at University of Oxford working in Business Analytics
Patrick McSharry is a Senior Research Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Faculty Member of the Oxford Man Institute of Quantitative Finance at Oxford University, Visiting Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and Senior Member of the IEEE. He takes a multidisciplinary approach to developing quantitative techniques for data science, decision-making and risk management. His research focuses on big data, forecasting, predictive analytics, machine learning and the analysis of human behavior. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed papers, participated in knowledge exchange programs and consults for national and international government agencies and the insurance, finance, energy, telecoms, environment and healthcare sectors. Patrick received a first class honours BA in Theoretical Physics and an MSc in Engineering from Trinity College Dublin and a DPhil in Mathematics from Oxford University.
Dr. Nawtej Dosanjh
Visiting Lecturer| Founder / Board Member / Author
As the global dean at Hult International Business School, a multi-campus institution with locations in London, Dubai, Shanghai, New York, Boston, and San Francisco, Dr Dosanjh blended his research in ambidextrous leadership with leadership practices to transform Hult as a global benchmark for the creation and delivery of business management education worldwide. The comprises 2000 post graduate students, over 200 faculty and 100 administrators and support staff. He led the turnaround of the School, to its first ever positive net promotor score (NPS) by instilling a relentless drive on high quality and curricular excellence. His impact as a mentor and leader increased the academic rigour at Hult, and this achieved with a practical outcome in mind with the design of eight new specialisations and an external partnership program offering students the opportunity to solve real-time business problems. This was achieved as a result of Dr. Dosanjh’s initiation and maintenance of sustainable relationships with Fortune 500 companies, FTSE 100, and SMEs. He is currently Vice President at Canada Research Centre (CRC), leaders in the design and delivery of education courses/products that are infused with digital components such Artificial Intelligence (AI) in HRM, Big Data in Strategy, Internet of Things (IoT) in Operations and Supply Chain, and teaching with collaborative tools such in AR, VR and MR. He was recently one of the key note speakers for CRC on two programs - Business Automation and Education 4.0 - at Said Business School, Oxford University. He is also visiting professor at a number of universities and business schools. Learning is a core value passed through several generations of Dr. Dosanjh’s family. In 1924, one of his ancestors co-founded a girls' school in Punjab, India from the profits of his Canadian lumber business. Later a boy’s school was also setup. These schools continue to educate girls and boys today. Dr. Dosanjh’s most recent contribution to the school was bringing technology into the classrooms.