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Benjamin Ola. Akande, Ph.D

Dr. Akande is a Nigerian born American Economist.

He is Assistant Vice Chancellor of International Affairs- Africa and Associate Director of Global Health Center at Washington University in St Louis.

Dr. Akande is the former President of Westminster College and served as Professor of Economics and dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology at Webster University.

Dr. Akande has served on private and publicly traded boards. He was a board member of the St. Louis Arts Museum and is currently on the board of the MUNY and Forest Park Forever.

He is a consultant to Fortune 500 companies in the areas of: Strategy, Leadership Development and M&A.

Dr. Akande and his wife Bola have three adult daughters. They reside in St Louis Missouri.