BiographyEngr. Dr. Okoro Chima Okereke, Ph.D., MBA, PMP, a Senior Member IEEE, a visiting professor in project management, is the CEO of Total Technology Consultants Ltd. He is a project management consultant with over 40 years’ experience.
In 2002, he established his UK company in Nigeria, as an indigenous project management consulting company. In 2004 and 2009, it became the only Primavera Authorised Representative and an Oracle Gold-level partner respectively in West Africa. By the end of 2019, his company had trained over 600 customers.
He obtained his first degree in electrical engineering from the University of Lagos, 1975. After the
compulsory national service, he was employed by the federal Government owned electricity supply company, National Electric Power Authority (NEPA). He was trained by technical assistants from Ontario Hydro Canada in Nigeria, on power generation, transmission and distribution. The training was continued overseas, as a thirteen month lectures and hands-on programme by the Electricity Supply Board of Ireland in Dublin, he then became a power plant engineer. He worked for thirteen years in public and private sectors, including Shell, becoming a chief engineer responsible for industrial automation, control, and instrumentation at the Delta Steel Company Limited, Aladja. In 1994, he obtained his PhD degree, following research in robotics, in 1995, the MBA degree, both from the University of Bradford, UK.
On December 26th, 2013, he completed a visiting professor assignment for a master’s degree project management class at the Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia.
He was a speaker at the first two Pan African Project Management Conferences Yaoundé and presented two papers virtually at the 3rd Conference 28-30, October 2020. As an editorial advisor to the PM World Journal, a US global online project management journal, has written over forty articles. His book, “Achieving Successful and Sustainable Project Delivery in Africa” was published in June 2020 by Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, New York.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
I am interested in the applications of digital transformation, IoT, automation in project and business management.
Given my experience of over forty years in automation, project and business management, I am keen to be studying and following applications of cutting edge digital technologies on profitability and competitiveness in business.
I am also interested in application of digital technologies as replacement for legacy computer systems for small- and-medium size businesses both in developing and developed countries.
Reading and writing papers on solving issues that militate against national economic development and governance; as an examples, I have written papers on the application of project management processes as instruments for national planning and development.
Continuous professional development, being up-to-date and well informed on current international and national events and occurrences are some of my personal interests.
Published: May 05, 2020 by PM World Journal Volume IX, Issue 5 May 2020
Authors: O. Chima Okereke, PhD
Construction industry has been identified as the most corrupt sector in the world. Transparency International describes construction as an industry with characteristics that render it prone to corruption. It occurs in various manifestations in business, economics, politics, etc., it is blamed for most things that are badly handled in the industry. Whenever there is a failure of a public project, the first reaction is to suspect corruption as the reason for it.