Date/TimeDate(s) - 11/16/2021
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Topic: Leadership After 2020
Dr. Benjamin Ola. Akande is the Senior Vice President, Director of Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion at Stifel.
Dr. Akande has an extensive career that spans both academia and the private sector. Dr. Akande most recently served as the President of Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. He was Assistant Vice Chancellor of International Programs-Africa, Director of the Africa Initiative, and Associate Director of the Global Health Center at Washington University in St. Louis from 2018-2020. Prior to that, he was President of Westminster College from 2015 – 2017. Dr. Akande was a professor of economics and dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology at Webster University from 2000-2015. He also served as Chief of University Corporate Partnerships and established relationships with organizations and industries across the globe. In the private sector, Dr. Akande is a respected economist and has consulted for Fortune 500 companies in areas of strategy, leadership development, corporate responsibility, and market positioning. He has served as a director of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. and consulted for corporations such as Anheuser-Busch, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Voith, and SeaWorld. Dr. Akande also served on the Board of Argent Capital.
Dr. Akande, a Nigerian American, holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Oklahoma and completed post-doctoral studies at JFK School of Government, Harvard University and Saïd Business School at Oxford University.
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