Professor Sunday Abayomi ADEBISI
Professor of Entrepreneurship Hub and Strategic Management in Business Administration
Prof. Sunday Abayomi ADEBISI was a trailblazer in his university days where he graduated with the prestigious FIRST-CLASS HONOURS DIVISION and ranked as the overall best-graduated student of class 2001 in his Department as well as the Faculty and the 2nd Overall Best Graduating Student in the entire University. He proceeded to the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria to obtain his Master’s Degree in Business Administration and was also ranked as the overall best of his set, which automatically earned him a PhD. Admission into the same Department. He finished his Doctoral program in flying colours and the Department jointly nominated his thesis for a National Best PhD Thesis Award to compete with other universities in Nigeria in 2010.
As an Occupier-Professor of Dr. Mike Adenuga (Jnr) Professorial Chair of Entrepreneurial Studies and Professor of Entrepreneurship Hub and Strategic Management in Business Administration, his research interests include Entrepreneurship Hub Management, Innovation, and Startup Enablement, Sustainable Strategic Management and Comparative Strategy as well as International Entrepreneurship. He is also the Director, Entrepreneurship and Skills Development Centre, University of Lagos, Nigeria. He won the hosting right of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) Centre of Excellence for Unemployment and Skills Development (ARUA, CoE-USD) to make the University of Lagos become the Leader and Hub in Africa for research in Sustainable Entrepreneurship and he is also the Director of this Centre of Excellence (ARUA, CoE-USD). He was also the Lead Researcher (Rocket Data Star) of the Regional Entrepreneurship Accelerated Program (REAP); an Entrepreneurship program that the University of Lagos conducted in partnership with the MIT, United States of America He has about 50 journal articles in revered academic journals across the world. Among his numerous awards are; the current elevation to becoming Occupier Professor of the Dr. Mike Adenuga (Jnr) Professorial Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies, the UKRI-GCRF ARUA Capacity Building Grant to fund project across the African Continent titled: Partnership, Research and Capacity Building for Youth Unemployment Solutions in Africa (PRAC 4 YUSA).
Professor Adebisi’s passion is to ensure that Africa replicates the Silicon Valley of America to engender sporadic innovation and entrepreneurship development for poverty eradication and economic self-sufficiency for Africa. He is poised to make African youths gainfully engaged and productive, by developing the changed mindset that is not ready to work for anyone nor queuing for the unavailable jobs but creating many business Start-ups right from Campus and grow them into decent jobs of now and the future to becoming business empires that will make Nigeria and African countries to be Globally competitive. This passion of his has made him drive aggressive collaborations with the private sector and meaningful entrepreneurs to support the realization of this dream of his University and the ARUA CoE for Unemployment and Skills Development that he leads. He is a member of many Professional and Academic bodies: Academy of International Business (AIB) USA; Strategic Management Society (SMS) the USA; British Academy of Management (U.K.); The Academy of Management, Nigeria (TAMN); Nigerian Society for Financial Research (NSFR); Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM Chartered); and National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN).