Dr Adetunji Adegbesan
Dr Adetunji Adegbesan is the Founder & CEO of Gidi Mobile Ltd, creators of gidimo, Africa’s leading
curriculum mastery & learning-for-livelihoods platform (www.gidimo.com).
Tunji has a First Class Honours degree in Electronic Engineering, and a PhD in Strategic Management
from the IESE Business School. He is globally respected as one of Africa’s top scholars of competitive
strategy, as well as one of her leading experts on the mobile telecommunications industry. A recipient
of multiple awards, he has been invited to speak at knowledge events in more than 20 countries
across four continents.
Immediately prior to founding Gidi Mobile, he was Director of the Centre for Competitiveness &
Strategy at the Lagos Business School (LBS), where he led sessions on Competitive Strategy, as well as
on issues arising out of the intersection of Strategy, Technology, and Innovation. During his 14 years
at LBS, his consulting experience spanned the software, telecommunications, banking, oil and gas,
publishing, logistics, identity management and electronic payments sectors; while prior to LBS, his
work experience spanned software development, consulting, information systems management, and
electrical engineering, in both manufacturing and service sectors.
Tunji is a technology startup mentor for the Google for Startups Accelerator, as well as for the
Founder Institute. He is member of the Editorial Review Board of the Academy of Management
Review, the world’s leading conceptual journal in the field of strategic management, a member of the
Editorial Advisory Board of Businessday Newspapers (West Africa’s premier business periodical), and
a peer reviewer for several of the world’s top strategy research journals. He is a past member of the
Executive Committee of the Strategy Division of the global Academy of Management, as well as a past
Global Representative for Africa of the Division. He has also been a Representative-at-Large for the
Competitive Strategy Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society, and a member of the
Research and Strategic Planning Committee of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. He is a
past Visiting Scholar & Associate Researcher at the Center for Globalisation and Strategy at the IESE
Business School in Barcelona.
An amateur historian, philosopher, and student of culture and geo-political affairs, Tunji has native
fluency in English and Spanish, and basic literacy in French, Yoruba and Catalan.