Professor Afam Icha-Ituma, Member Advisory Board
Professor Afam Icha-Ituma
The Vice-Chancellor of Coal City University. A visiting Professor and Member of ADIRM Advisory Board
Professor Afam Icha-Ituma is the Vice-Chancellor of Coal City University. He received his BSc from ESUT (Nigeria), MBA from University of Leicester (UK), and PhD from Brunel University (UK). He is a nationally and internationally recognised scholar and has a strong profile in both research output and research leadership. He has published widely cited research on a broad range of people management and entrepreneurship issues in developing economies, in a number of top-tier journals. He has been a recipient of many awards and research grants. He is a member of the governing council of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Udufu-Alike (AE-FUNAI) and has served the University as Dean Faculty of Management and Social Sciences, pioneer Director of Academic Planning, founding Director of Centre for Entrepreneurship and Employability, interim Dean Faculty of Education and Director Internationalization and Linkages. Prior to joining AE-FUNAI, he held faculty positions in the UK at Brunel University, Mountbatten Institute and Bournemouth University. He has also been a Visiting Research Fellow at Kingston Business School (UK), Visiting Scholar, GIMPA(Ghana), University of Leiden (Netherland), Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at the University of Lisbon (Portugal), Erasmus. Visiting Professor at the University of Kent and Linus Palme Scholar at the University of Gavle, Sweden. He has served as external examiner at the University of Manchester, University of Northumbria, University of Wales and Pan-Atlantic University (Lagos Business School) and professorial assessor at Nigeria Defence Academy, Pan Atlantic University amongst others. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Management and Organisation Review (published by Cambridge Press) and African Journal of Management and Social Sciences (published by Emerald Press). He is also a Fellow of UK Higher Education Academy and regularly presents his work nationally and internationally.