Edward Agbai is a management professional from Nigeria. He 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 has co-authored five publications, including Comparative Study of Education Funding in Nigeria (2021), and Tacit Knowledge Transfer at Engineering Consulting Organisations in the USA (2021), among others. He is the author the soon-to-be-published book Travails, the Memoir of an Oil and Gas Field Worker.
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.
He is an Executive Member of Council at Southgate University, Namibia; an Advisory Board Member, African Journal of Engineering and Environmental Research (AJOEER); and Director of Research, International Institute of African Scholars (IIAS).
He started his career with Eni, a major player in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria, before joining Smart Alliance Consulting Services Ltd in Saskatoon as a Resource Partner. He is an Adjunct Faculty member at Emmanuel University, Fayetteville, NC, USA and is married with three children.