Dr Augustine Okeke, PhD

  • Lecturer in Leadership & Sustainability
  • Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership
  • Initiative for Leadership and Sustainability
  • Business
Dr Augustine Okeke, PhD


With a proven track record of academic excellence and extensive experience in both academia and the private sector, I bring a dynamic blend of expertise to the table. Holding a Bachelors in Business Management, an MSc in Purchasing and Supply Chain, and a Doctorate in Management, my academic journey has equipped me with a deep understanding of the intricacies of the business world.

As a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS) and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), I combine theoretical knowledge with practical insight, ensuring a comprehensive approach to teaching and management.

With over a decade of experience, I have honed my skills in managing and coordinating student learning programs, fostering critical thinking, and driving academic excellence. My teaching portfolio spans a wide range of subjects, including Strategic Management, Financial Management, Supply Chain Management, Operations & Strategy Management, Ethics, Sustainability and Leadership in Project Management.

As a sought-after speaker, I frequently share my expertise at top international conferences, focusing on topics that intersect with business, sustainability, and societal impact. I am deeply involved in international professional networks, including the British Academy of Management (BAM), the European Operations Management Association (EurOMA), and the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), among others.

With a passion for empowering individuals and organisations to reach their full potential, I am committed to driving innovation, fostering excellence, and making a lasting impact in the field of business management.

Qualifications and memberships

  • PhD Management – Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK       
  • Post Graduate (PG) Certificate in Research – Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 2020
  • MSc Purchasing and Supply Chain Management – Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, 2015
  • Bachelors degree i Business Management  – University of Jos, Nigeria, 2009
  • Diploma in Business Administration – University of Jos, Nigeria, 2005
  • Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Newcastle University 2020
  • Teaching Techniques: Blended Learning, Linkedin Learning,   2021
  • Project Management Foundations: Procurement, Linkedin Learning,  2021
  • Data Science and Big Data Analytics – Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2019
  • Diploma in Data Processing (Distinction) – Meadows Computer Institute, Jos, Nigeria 2009
  • Associate Fellow, Advance Academy (AFHEA)      
  • Member, Chartered Management Institute (CMI)                                                                             
  • Member, Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)                                                    
  • Member, European Operations Management Association (EuROMA) 
  • Member, Teaching and Education Research Association (TERA) Eurasia 
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS) UK                                  
  • Member, Society for Petroleum Engineers (SPE), UK                                                                      
  • Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM)                                                                       


Academic and research interests

My research is inter-disciplinary in nature. I can supervise postgraduates and undergraduates in areas NOT limited to the following:
1. Purchasing, Procurement, and Supply Chain sustainability
- Sustainability: Environmental and Social Aspects
- Relationship Management
- Unethical Supply Chain Practices
- Supplier Relationship Management
- Supply Chain Management Practices
- Supply Chain Management in Emerging/Developing Markets

2. sustainability in Logistics and Transport Management
- Humanitarian Logistics and Transport 
- Oil and Gas Supply Chain Management and sustainable practices

Research supervision

With a wealth of experience in research supervision, I have overseen the successful completion of over 100 undergraduate dissertations and guided more than 82 master's dissertations across a broad spectrum of business-related topics.


  • Nguyen, P.A., Sanyal, S., Nguyen, H.D., Bohidar, C., Okeke, A. and Narawish, C., 2022. The Effectiveness of Measuring in Supply Chain Operations of E-Marketers. Webology19(1), pp.2245-2264.
  • Okeke, A. (2021). Towards sustainability in the global oil and gas industry: Identifying where the emphasis lies.Environmental and Sustainability Indicators, Vol. 12, 2021.
  • Okeke, A., & Onyemowo, A. P., Patronage Behaviour of Nigerians Towards Islamic Banking: A Discriminant Analysis Approach, Journal of Management Science & Entrepreneurship. Vol.15, No.7, March, 2020.
  • Okeke Augustine, Nwachukwu Kene Kingsley, Assessment of the Banking Behaviour of Generation Y University Students and the Future of Retail Banking in North Central Nigeria, Electronic Research Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol. 2, No. 1 March, 2020 (46 – 60).
  • Ejiro, Okemena Morris, Francis, Shehu Aliyu, Okeke, Augustine, Logistics Performance Measurement in the Upstream Oil and Gas Supply Chain in Nigeria, International Journal of Scientific Research in Social Sciences and Management Studies (IJSRSSMS) Vol. 4, No. 1 July, 2019 (91-92).
  • Augustine, Okeke, Supply Chain Management Success Factors in Nigerian Commercial Banks. International Journal of Advanced Studies in Business Strategies and Management | IJASBSM p-ISSN: 2354-4236 | e-ISSN: 2354-4244 Volume 7, Number 1 March, 2019.
  • Augustine, Okeke, The Importance of Training in Enhancing Quality Service In Hospitality And Tourism Industry In Nigeria, Journal of Pol Dev Studies, Vol. 11 (4), 2018. DOI: 10.12816/0045325.
  • Okeke Augustine, Nimfa T. Danjuma, Folagbade Aderonke, The applicability of supply chain management dimensions on small scale enterprises operations in Plateau State, Nigeria, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Development, Education and Science Research (IJEDESR) Vol. 4, No. 1 January, 2017 (74-87).
  • Emediegwu, L. and Okeke, A., 2017. Dependence on oil: What do statistics from Nigeria show?Journal of Economics and Allied Research2(1), pp.110-125.
  • Mang, Niri Job, Okeke Augustine, John Osemudianme Ibadin & Atang, Christian Dauda, The influence of perceived desirability on the entrepreneurial intentions of University students in Plateau State. International Journal of Advanced Research in statistics, Management and Finance, Vol. 4, No. 1 September, 2016.
  • Clement Adewole, Chrsitopher Otubor, Niri Mang, Akintunde Ayeni, Innocent Kairo & Okeke Augustine, Investigating the Real Triggers of Loan Default in Nigeria, International Journal of Management Science Research. Vol. 2, No. 1 December, 2016(291-312).
  • FadaKodun Abiah, Aondo Dura Christopher, Tsemba Wummen, MangNiri Job, Samdi Musa Emmanuel, Emmanuel Adukwu, Okeke Augustine & Danjuma Nimfa, An Assessment of Business Students' Attitude towards entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Education, International Journal of Entrepreneurship Development, Education & Science Research, Vol. 4, No. 1, January, 2017(101-112)
  • Kairo Chinonso Innocent, Mang Niri Job, Okeke Augustine & Aondo Dura Christopher, Government Expenditure and Human Capital Development in Nigeria: An Auto-Regressive Distributed Lagged Model Approach (ARDL), International Journal of Advanced Studies in Economics & Public Sector Management, Vol. 5, No. 1 January, 2017.
  • Okeke Augustine, Assessment of Commercial Banks and SME Supply Chain Finance in Plateau State. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK) journal of Banking and Finance Research. Volume 3, Number 2, October 2016.