The Governing Council of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, Anambra State, has appointed chairman/CEO of Stanel Group, Dr Stanley Uzochukwu, along with his mentor and life coach, Dr Cosmas Maduka of Coscharis Group; Dr ABC Orjiakor, chairman Seplat Petroleum Development Company; Dr Chidi Anyaegbu MFR, chairman of Chisco Group, as members of Board of Directors of the University’s Business School.
Newly inaugurated members of the Board include Prof Pat Utomi, Founder, Centre for Value in Leadership; Dr Ifeanyi C. Odii, President/CEO of Ultimus Holdings; Dr Clement Nwogbo, CEO of M-P Infrastructures Ltd; Dr Poly Emenike MON, chairman/CEO, Nero’s Pharmaceutical and Dr Okey Anueyiagu, Founder, Dr Okey Anueyiagu Foundation.
In a separate letters of appointment signed by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Charles O. Esimone, and titled, “Appointment As Member, Board of Directors, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Business School, Awka,” the institution said their appointment was based on their experience in business and boardroom.
The letter reads in part, “Considering your wealth of multi-faceted experience in Business and the boardroom, I am convinced that your participation in the board of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Business School shall be of immense benefit to the school and the University.”
In his acceptance speech during the inaugural meeting of the Board on Saturday, October 9, 2021, Uzochukwu enthused into tears of joy and humility to have found his humble self in the same Board room with his mentor and life coach in the great personality of Dr Maduka whom he said nurtured him from the scrawling point of his life to become whom he is today by the grace of God.
He expressed his gratitude to Maduka, saying it’s a life debt he forever owes him. He respectfully acknowledged that it was a rare privilege for him to be in the midst of the board members.
Recall that in recognition of his enormous contributions to Nigerian economy, human capacity development, and empowerment, the Stanel CEO has been honoured with several appointments and prestigious awards nationally and internationally.