Edward Perekebina Agbai
Edward Perekebina Agbai is an author and management professional from Nigeria with backgrounds in leadership, research, and engineering. He has authored the books Travails: Memoir of an Oil and Gas Field Worker and Taking the Long Route: Lifelong Learning. He is the co-author or a contributing author to books like 1) Workplace Experience Across International Borders, 2) A Great Nation in Bewilderment, 3) Key to A Great Africa – Leadership Guide for Peaceful Coexistence, 4) Leadership and Management for Health Workers, and 5) Leadership and Governance for Developing Economies. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in local and international journals.
Edward completed his Higher National Diploma in Electrical Engineering at the Rivers State Polytechnic in Nigeria (2002), obtained an MSc in Project Management (2015) and a PhD in Management with specialization in Leadership and Organizational Change (2018) from the Walden University, USA, and a Diploma in Business Administration from the Academy of Learning Career College, Saskatoon campus.
He participated in the SODS LACE program in 2020 and presented the proposal “Driving Economic Growth and Human Resource Development through Bridging Programs between Highly Skilled Immigrants and Job Placements” to the City of Saskatoon.
Edward is the Director of Governance, Black Engineers of Canada (BEC) and Director of Research, International Institute of African Scholars (IIAS). He started his career with Eni, a major player in the oil and gas sector in Nigeria, before joining Smart Alliance Consulting Services Limited in Saskatoon as Resource Partner. He is presently working with Circle Drive Alliance Church and is married with three children.