Corporate Governance As A Strategy For Investment Drive – August 2018


Saturday, August 11, 2018   08.46AM  /  LBS Alumni 


The LBS Alumni will be holding a session on corporate governance as a strategy for investment drive this month.

Guest Speaker: Franklin N. Ngwu (PhD, PIOR), Senior Lecturer in Strategy, Finance and Risk Management, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University

Date:  Thursday, August 30, 2018

Time: 9.00am – 11.00am

Venue: Lagos Resource Centre, 9 Anifowoshe Street, off Adeola Odeku Street Victoria Island, Lagos


Corporate governance is generally perceived as the rules and procedures used in the governance and management of firms. While its origin can be traced to the separation of ownership from control which led to the inherent agency problems in firms, it has witnessed varied and interesting reforms. 

The initial focus on how to satisfy the interest of shareholders as the capital contributors and owners of a firm has evolved to include other stakeholders. Interestingly, the interest of the shareholders (return on investment) are inter-related with that of other stakeholders and can be better achieved with the inclusion of other stakeholders for a more effective governance of the firm to achieve sustainable growth.

As investors are constantly looking for better return on investment, it means a properly governed and managed firm will always be a target for investors. To attract long term investors, effective corporate governance is therefore the key.

The session will present varied perspectives on the meaning and practice of corporate governance and then show how corporate governance can be approached as a strategic mechanism to attract long term investors.   It will explore the appropriate strategies and model to ensure co-operative relationship first among the non-executive directors and then between the management and the board of directors. It will also examine the factors for an effective board and what is required to develop and sustain a value creating board.

Speaker’s Profile

Dr. Ngwu has a PhD in Law and Economics of Banking Regulation, MSc in Economics and Post-graduate Diploma in Development Economics from University of Manchester, UK. In addition, he also has MSc in Comparative Political Economy from Cardiff University, UK and BSc in Sociology from University of Lagos, Nigeria. He has over 15 years’ experience in teaching, private sector, policy research and consulting both in Nigeria and UK.

He has consulted for both local and international organisations and worked in Barclays Bank UK for over five years. He has lectured at Glasgow School of Business and Society, Glasgow Caledonian University; School of Built Environment and Business, University of Salford; Department of Economics and School of Law, University of Manchester, UK.

He has a multi-disciplinary teaching and research interests including Business Strategy and Management, Law and Development Economics, Risk Management in Financial Institutions, Bank Management and Financial Services Regulation, Law and Finance in Emerging Markets, Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility. He has presented papers in international/local conferences, contributed many book chapters and published papers in peer reviewed journals.

He is the author/editor of the corporate governance handbook titled Corporate Governance in Developing and Emerging Markets (Routledge, 2016). He is working on a second book titled ‘Enhancing Board Effectiveness-Institutional, Regulatory and Functional Perspectives for Developing and Emerging Markets’. He is a member of several bodies including Society of Corporate Governance Nigeria, Risk Managers Association of Nigeria, British Academy of Management and Institute of Operational Risk, UK.

Who Can Attend?

The session is free and open to all alumni. Non-LBS alumni can attend at the cost of N5, 000.00 (Five Thousand Naira).



Click on Alumni Sessions Lagos to register.

For further details about Alumni matters and programmes, kindly contact Esther Ojo, Alumni Relations Office on tel: 08028330503 or e-mail:


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