Your invitation to join a former student as guest speaker on African economics


Would you like to know more about Africa’s ongoing journey towards sustainable economic development?

Then join one of our former students, Chuks B. Ibechukwu, for an online presentation and Q&A to be held on Thursday 22 September, 10.30-11.30am BST. This event, which has been organised by Richmond Business School as part of the RBS Lecture Series 2022-23, will be chaired by Professor Sabine Spangenberg, Head of Richmond Business School.

Chuks, who graduated with a BA in Environmental Studies from Richmond American University London in 2000, and is now a development financier and corporate finance lawyer, has written a book titled Imported: Locking In Africa’s Value(s), which has just been published.

Focusing mainly on Nigeria, Imported provides an appraisal of Africa’s ongoing journey towards sustainable economic development, drawing on many examples of progressive initiatives, including large-scale infrastructure projects, advancements towards increasing domestic food production, and positive regulatory action.

Chuks said, “Through Imported, I want to challenge all stakeholders in Africa’s progress – including myself because I have also been implicit in perpetuating an import mindset – to examine our reliance on foreign capital, capabilities and ideas, so that we can lock in Africa’s wealth for the benefit of the continent’s people in a meaningful and sustainable way.

I mention in my book the fond memories I hold till this day of my university experience at Richmond. My current path has in no small part been influenced by the courses I studied at this university, the attention and inspiration I received from my lecturers, and the incredible international environment and relationships I was exposed to.

Interested in attending? Get in touch and we will send you the event information: