About Me


About Dr. Lanre Phillips

Dr. Lanre Phillips is a seasoned professional whose experience has spanned over 25 years in the FMCG, Banking and Telecommunications industry. In the social enterprise space, he has worked with several business hubs, incubators and accelerators in Nigeria and other parts of Africa. He has an unusual passion for the growth of Small business through the development of human capacity and implementation of sound business strategies which translate into operational excellence.

His interest is rooted in the firm belief that people remain a key investment in every organization and his resolve is to add value to these organizations in the area of idea generation, process definition and remodeling with a view to ensuring favorable financial results and the attainment of key organizational goals. The goal is to enhance the value of the businesses and its ability to achieve set objectives.

He is on the faculty of several training organisations and has trained extensively on Business Strategy, Storytelling, Organisational Behaviour, Business Branding, Customer Service, Leadership, Sales Techniques and Entrepreneurship amongst others. A proficient member of the Global Entrepreneurship Network, Nigeria team, he has worked in different capacities on projects such as You WIN, World Bank’s Women X Programme and the Road to Growth by the Cherie Blaire Foundation. He is a member of the board of several organisations including the Integrated Institute of Professional Management (IIPM).

Lanre has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the prestigious University of Ibadan – 1995, a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and also an MSc Economics from the University of Jos. He obtained his Doctorate in Business Admiistration (DBA) from the Swiss Management Centre. Married with two children, He loves to Read, Play golf and Travel.

Achievements and Notable Recognition

1. Board Membership and Academic Impact

A notable board member of various organizations, Dr. Phillips provides strategic guidance and insight. His leadership roles underscore his commitment to shaping and guiding impactful initiatives in diverse sectors. Dr Phillips also serves as an adjunct faculty member at a prestigious open university in Nigeria.

2. Two-time TEDx speaker

Acknowledged as a thought leader, Dr. Phillips has graced the TEDx stage twice, sharing his expertise and contributing to global conversations on leadership and innovation.

3. Industry Recognition

Acknowledged for his outstanding contributions, Dr. Phillips received special recognition from the committee of vice chancellors of Nigerian universities for his impactful role in the Executive Leadership Development Programme for vice chancellors and deputy vice chancellors. He was also honored at the IFFA Summit 2023 as a guest speaker, receiving appreciation from RACE Africa and the Innovation for Future Africa Summit Team.