Dr Adunola Okupe

Adun Okupe is a Research Fellow at the University Edinburgh Business School working on the Africapitalism project. Adun’s primary research interest is in the role of leaders as instruments for economic and social development. She is also interested in the contribution of the tourism sector to economic and social development in Africa. She holds a PhD in Tourism Studies from the University of Surrey, and her doctorate was titled ‘Tacit Knowledge Revealed, Developing a Plain Language Inventory for Airline Leaders’, a research study aimed at understanding the leadership behaviour of senior executives in global airline industry, to draw out lessons for leaders in the Aviation Industry in Africa. She has worked on several advisory projects in Europe and Africa, focused on infrastructure and development in the healthcare and tourism sectors. She has also worked with the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and KPMG, London. A qualified Chartered Accountant, she is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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