School of Business and Economics

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23 Jan 2017

SBE alumnus shortlisted for highly coveted British Council Award

Dr Paul Oluikpe has been shortlisted for a highly coveted British Council Award for Professional Achievement award in Nigeria.

Having studied his MSc degree in Information and Knowledge Management at the School until 2003; Paul then progressed into a PhD in Civil Engineering at Loughborough. He now works at the Central Bank of Nigeria where he has developed a successful knowledge management strategy for the bank. 

Paul said of his time at Loughborough:

Studying at Loughborough University gave me a multicultural outlook and the ability to adapt to any situation. UK universities are known to produce solid graduates. However, I am delighted that my Loughborough background came through for me. Loughborough is the place to be if you seek to stand out. Its consistent frontline ranking in all the higher education charts available today is a testament to this fact. I am looking forward to the awards ceremony, and hopefully we can bring this back to Loughborough. Fingers crossed!

For this year's British Council Alumni Awards, there have been over 1,200 nominations with a shortlist of 148 nominations and only 30 awards available. 

Dr Louise Cooke, Programme Director of the MSc in Information Management and Business Technology here at the School, said: 

His achievement in getting through to the final round of the British Council Awards is further recognition of how he has translated his academic expertise into invaluable practitioner knowledge for the benefit of the people of Nigeria. Paul is an outstanding example of a Loughborough alumnus, and we are proud to have played a part in helping him to achieve such tremendous success.

The Nigeria British Council Alumni Awards will be held in Lagos, Nigeria on 4th March 2017, and we wish Paul the very best of luck!