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Programme snapshot

  • Date: 8 July - 25 October 2024
  • Fee: ₦21,200,000.00
  • Location: LBS Campus and Live online (Hybrid)
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In an erratic, complex and rapidly evolving environment, any organisation that hopes to survive, let alone thrive must have a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) that is future-focused and agile. A CEO that can make things happen in a world characterized by disruptive innovation where success is more about changing the game, not just playing the game. This would entail transforming customer experiences and building sustainable competitive advantage to deliver such experiences.

Just as the business context has evolved, so must the approach to leadership development. The way CEOs are developed must mirror this evolution. It must enable people leadership practices that influences CEOs to be imaginative, open to learning and unlearning. A significant proportion of learning on this programme will come out of peer stimulated learning, experience sharing and stress-testing each other’s ideas.



Learning Objectives and Benefits

The Chief Executive Programme will enable:

  • Participants to anticipate risks outside formal functional boundaries and turn them into opportunities by coalescing around a common purpose.
  • Participants will learn to go beyond problem solving skills to using design-thinking to build ecosystems that harness available diverse cross functional insights and perspectives of their C-Suite, creating value faster and sustainably.
  • Participants will learn to handle numerous inherent paradox situations that defy either/or solutions and compromises, to build on existing value streams and at the same time find new ones thereby ensuring resilience and agility.
  • Participants to collapse silos and get people amplifying their impact as they ignite each other’s success.
  • Participants will learn how to create high-performance work environments to be effective in riding change that comes in waves and address adversity thereby building sustainable legacy.

Who should attend

  • Chief Executive Programme (CEP) is designed for senior business executives who are ready to accelerate their career to the highest level of leadership.
  • The programme is designed for CEOs as well as for senior business leaders who are identified as critical to the company’s succession plan. It is for senior business executives seeking to further enhance their authentic leadership skills.

Structure and Curriculum

The Chief Executive Programme runs for one week a month over 3 months.

Module 1: Authentic Leadership for Organizational Effectiveness and Competitive
● Leadership competencies for organizational effectiveness
● Driving competitive advantage through people leadership
● Creating a culture and a climate for high performance
● Building and leading effective teams in a multigenerational setting
● Organizational learning and resilience

Module 2: Legal, Social, and Political Dimensions of Business
• The legal, social and political context of business
• The stakeholder calculus and dynamics
• Influencing and leveraging public policy
• Governance issues and ethics
• Building a culture that drives innovation
• The workforce of the future
• Developing a global mindset and finding emerging market opportunities

Module 3: The Performance of Organisations
• Driving valuable business growth by unlocking value across the value chain
• Stakeholder management and negotiation
• Dealing with paradox
• Corporate brand communications and reputation management
• Social media communication

Capstone Project – you and your C-Suite team sessions and project reviews



Admission process

  • Complete an application form online or make a request to execedsales@lbs.edu.ng
  • All applications undergo a thorough screening process prior to confirmation of admission
  • The Programme Manager will get in touch with you as soon as an admission is granted


Lead faculty:

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Dr Akin Oparison

Dr Oparison is a senior fellow at Lagos Business School with over 25 years’ management and leadership experience in blue-chip multinational companies.

He was a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked on a wide range of assignments including Organizational development and change management interventions, executive resourcing, performance and talent management in private-sector organisations ranging from FMCG companies, financial service organisations, banks, pharmaceutical companies, as well as public-sector client organisations.

For over seven years, Oparison was HR Vice President for Shell’s Downstream Business in Africa, a member of the Executive Management Team for Shell Oil Products Africa, and the Shell Downstream Global HR Leadership team based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Chidi Okoro

Chidi Okoro teaches Strategy at Lagos Business School. He is currently the Founder/Executive Consultant of Drugs and Medicaments Nigeria Limited, a retail chain/own brands dealer in the Pharmaceutical sector. Mr Okoro is a General Manager-level Executive with over thirty years of experience across industry sectors. He has worked across the Pharmaceutical, Personal Care, Food, Telecommunications industries. He has exposure across all states of Nigeria and has also set up on-going business operations in all four regions of Africa. He was Managing Director and member of Board of Directors of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Plc, CEO Africa for Lucozade Ribena Suntory, CEO UAC Foods/Tiger Brands SA JV and was also a member of Board of Ogun State Security Trust fund for three years.

Isaac Orolugbagbe

Isaac Orolugbagbe is a Senior Fellow at the Strategy, Entrepreneurship and SPEB Department of Lagos Business School and an Adjunct Faculty, Strategy & Corporate Governance at Strathmore Business School, Nairobi, Kenya. For more than 30 years, Isaac has worked successfully at senior levels in diverse industries.  His indelible footprints can be seen in his roles as Treasury Controller DHL Nigeria, Senior Accountant Shell Petroleum Development Company, Managing Director, Red Star Express Plc., licensee of FedEx Corporation in West Africa (a position he held for 10 years), and CEO Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO Plc).

Currently Isaac is Chairman of Boctrust Microfinance Bank Limited, Chairman Fastizers Foods and Confectionery Limited, and Board Director for Beta Computers Limited, Park City Homes Limited and IDC Farms Limited. In the past, he served as Director for Thomas Wyatts Plc. and Vice-Chairman of Red Star Express Plc.


“I saw leadership from a new perspective. I was one of those who felt leaders are born, but the programme has helped me understand that leadership is actually a deliberate process”

Olande Atere Chief Customer Experience Officer, First Bank of Nigeria

Upcoming Sessions and Contact

For more inquires and information, Kindly reach out to any of the contacts below;

  1. Toba Olugosi
    +234 708 007 0553
  2. Afolabi Oyewunmi
    +234 805 327 7706
  3. Janet Adeegbe
    +234 902 666 6643
  4. Oluwakemi Mfon-Bassey
    +234 808 672 6686

Got questions?

Send us a quick message, stating your questions or concerns about this programme and expect a response in a few minutes.

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