By Modupe Gbadeyanka
For distinguishing himself professionally through meritorious service that has impacted many lives positively, the Commonwealth University has conferred honorary doctorate award (Doctor of Laws – Honoris Causa) on Mr Joseph Okonmah.
Mr Okonmah is the CEO/Lead Consultant of Jasek Consulting Limited, a full-fledged consulting firm which is a subsidiary of Jasek Communications Limited.
Also, the London Graduate School has awarded him the Masterclass Certificate in Business Management and Leadership.
While receiving the awards, Mr Okonmah said, “To me, there is no end to learning. We keep on learning. I love reading and studying because I believe knowledge is the most powerful weapon to combat life challenges with high proclivity to change the world.”
“My quest for knowledge and leadership continue to afford me the opportunity to serve and improve human society,” he added.
The awardee was formerly Group Head, Corporate Affairs of Dangote Group, where he played key role in the Initial Public Offer (IPO) of Dangote Sugar, Flour Mills and Dangote Cement, before being redeployed as Head, Investor Relations and CSR.
He was also for some years, the Client Service Director of TPT International, a leading PR firm in Nigeria, where he managed corporate accounts of Nigerian Breweries Plc (including brands).
He also managed Promasidor’s corporate accounts like Quill Awards as well as the firm’s product brands like Cowbellpedia Mathematics Competition, Cowbell Swimming Competition and Cowbell Football Academy.
Other accounts he managed include Heritage Bank, Reckitt Benckiser, Buildcon Global Services and Lagos Business School.
Mr Okonmah is a graduate of Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Benin, Nigeria.
He holds M.Sc degree in Political Science and LLB degree from the University of Lagos. He also has a post-graduate degree in Public Relations from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ).
He is a Barrister-at-Law and an advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He is presently a Ph.D candidate in Public Policy Administration at Walden University, specializing in Global Leadership.
He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (FNIPR); Fellow, Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC); Fellow, National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (FNIMN); Member, Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) and the Nigerian Bar Association.
Commonwealth University is a corporate professional private distance learning university registered in the City of Panama and subject to the laws of Panama.
It has the powers to confer degrees, honorary degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic awards. It is a non-traditional university that is globally focused.
It has accreditation and approvals with the International Association for Quality Assurances in Higher Education (QAHE), UNESCO Learning Badge for advancing the internationalization of education, among others.
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