Startup Grind Enugu engages Professor Benjamin C. Ozumba, former Vice Chancellor (2014 - 2019) of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), in a fireside chat themed "COVID19, Pandemic or Plandemic; Facts, impacts, approaches, and (an all inclusive) best way forward; The Nigerian scenario (comparing Tokyo).
This fireside chat seeks to give clarity on the covid19 while putting forward the best approaches to lift the Nigerian economy and possibly, the global economy up from the economic crunch caused by the shut down and as well, steer the economy to become more resilient in the face of any natural or unnatural disruptions, from both a micro and macro economic view point.
University of Nigeria (UNN)
Professor B.C. Ozumba hails from Abba town in Njikoka LGA of Anambra state, Nigeria. He was born March 21 1954. Professor Ozumba studied medicine at the university of Lagos, where he obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. Subsequently, he gained his postgraduate qualifications from the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the United Kingdom and the College of Surg…
Professor B.C. Ozumba hails from Abba town in Njikoka LGA of Anambra state, Nigeria. He was born March 21 1954. Professor Ozumba studied medicine at the university of Lagos, where he obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. Subsequently, he gained his postgraduate qualifications from the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the United Kingdom and the College of Surgeons in the United States of America.
Process Ozumba was appointed the Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria Nsukka in June 2014. Prior to that, he was a professor/consultant in the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, faculty of Medical Sciences and Dentistry, a position he held for over 20 years.
He has received a number of national and international awards and honours including the;
• Swedish Anders Fredrik Regnell Award for breakthrough study in "hypertension, diabetes, and obesity".
• Distinguished Service Award from the President, International Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. etc.
He authored a number of books and has served as editorial member for several journals. He also held several national and international appointments, chaired a number of national committees, and contributed immensely in the improvement of tertiary education in Nigeria.
Through his charity work, Prof. Ozumba established an NGO responsible for conducting free medical outreach programme for the treatment of rural communities in Nigeria.
He is married to Chinelo Ozumba (nee Udokwu) and blessed with five children.
He reigned as vice chancellor of the premier indigenous of Nigeria, the prestigious University of Nigeria (UNN) from 2014 - 2019 before handing over to Professor Charles A. Igwe on the 14th of June, 2019.
Startup Grind Enugu chapter
A serial entrepreneur with diversified interests in Agriculture, Education, ICT, Transportation (Logistics) and Engineering. He currently is the; Startup Grind Enugu chapter Director, Founder/MD Richmills Nigeria, Founder/MD Gardeners 4 Africa.
He founded the student - student free tutorials that originated at the department of Banking and Finance University of Nigeria Enugu campus, which has being replicated in all the departments in same University, and as well in several other departments nationwide.
An experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the food production industry. Skilled in Market Planning, Economic Development, Financial Analysis, Product Marketing, and Finance. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Science - BS focused in Banking and Finance from University of Nigeria, Enugu campus.
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