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King Omeihe (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Business and Creative Industries. He received his diploma from the University of Cambridge, his MBA from the University of Aberdeen and PhD from the Doctoral College of the University of the West of Scotland. His previous posts include Head of Division at the University of Aberdeen, Founding Director of the Entrepreneurship Programme (University of Aberdeen), Director of the Global Online MBA Programme(University of Aberdeen), Head of the Graduate Apprenticeship Programme at Edinburgh Napier University and Executive Administrator at the Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development. He is a selected fellow of the West African Transitional Justice Centre and a Senior Economic Advisor on African Economic Policy at the Marcel House

He is a finalist and winner of several national and international prizes including the 2022 Recognition as Entrepreneurial Supporter of the Year (Elevator), 2018 Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE) Enterprise Educators Recognition Award, the 2020 Above and Beyond award for Outstanding Teaching, the 2018 STARS award for Outstanding Teaching and the 2006 Banker of the Year award. He was recognised by the British Academy of Management for his outstanding role on the council (2017-2018) and as one of the leaders shaping the future of enterprise education by Bright Red Spark.

His highly-acclaimed study of Trust, Networks and SME Internationalisation (2019) investigates the critical role alternative institutions play in driving entrepreneurial action in West Africa- and his new book on Trust and Market Institutions (2023), looks at how informal institutions enforce market agreements in conditions where actors cannot rely on formal institutional arrangements.   

He advises start-ups, business leaders and policymakers on trust, entrepreneurship, innovation and business resilience. His current roles include being Chair of African Studies at the British Academy of Management, Chair of Entrepreneurship in Minority Groups at the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, member of the Cross-party Group on International Development at the Scottish Parliament and member of the Centre for European Labour Markets.

Previously, through his role in banking and financial services, he led the growth of the commercial and private banking portfolio at Standard Bank, Access Bank, Zenith Bank and Standard Chartered Bank. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

External positions

President, Academy for African Studies

2022 → …

Chief Examiner, Coventry University

2022 → …

Guest Editor, International Review on Entrepreneurship Journal


Marcel Chair, Senior Economic Advisor- African Economic Policy Initiative , Marcel Advisory


Senior Fellow, The West African Transitional Justice Centre

2022 → …

Treasurer, Leadership and Leadership Development Special Interest Group, British Academy of Management

2021 → …

Editor in Chief, Emerald’s African Context of Business and Society

2021 → …

Committee Member,Mosaic RLG Education, The Prince's Trust

2021 → …

Selected Fellow, Centre for Research on African Digital Policy and Innovations (CRADPI)

2020 → …

Committee Member, Cross Party Group on Racial Equality, Scottish Parliament

2020 → …

Committee Member, Cross Party Group on Social Enterprise, Scottish Parliament

2020 → …

Committee Member, Cross Party Group on Women in Enterprise, Scottish Parliament

2020 → …

Chair of African Studies, British Academy of Management

2019 → …

Chair, Entrepreneurship in Minority Groups, Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE), United Kingdom


Senior Chair and Chief Economist, Eastern Pacific Energy


Founding Director and Chair, Enterprise Partnership Africa



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