Prof. Patrick S. Ohikhena

Deputy Vice Chancellor

Prof. Patrick S. Ohikhena is a Professor of Business Administration, at the Department of Business Administration, College of Social and Management Sciences, Wellspring University, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

He holds a BSc (Upper Division) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka; MBA from the University of Benin, Benin City (and winner of Akinmokun’s Prize for Business Policy, 1991); and PhD Management from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. 

As a manager, his career spans through the civil service, the banking industry, and the academia. 

He has written quite a number of journal articles in Management and Business which have been published both locally and internationally, and a book on research methodology in the social and management sciences. He also attends local and international conferences, including the recent international conference on curriculum development and planning in the 21st century.

Prof Ohikhena’s areas of specialization are: Management Theory, Strategic Management and Policy, Organizational Behaviour, and Human Resource Management while his current area of research interest is on family business in Nigeria and Africa towards contributing to the evolving African Management Thought and Philosophy. 

He is a Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN).