University Advancement & Linkages

University Advancement & Linkages

Dr. Godwin Poi is a Senior Lecturer and the Acting Director of University Advancement & Linkages/Entrepreneurship.

He holds a PhD in Management (Human Capital Development), an MBA in Finance and a B.Sc(Hons) in Economics and Accountancy from different universities in the United Kingdom where he spent nearly 30 years gaining educational and valuable work experience. Professionally, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA - ICAEW) and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) as well as a member of the Institute of Economic Development (IED-UK).

He was previously a Manager with Pricewaterhouse (Chartered Accountants & Auditors) in London and has experience of starting and managing his own small firm of chartered accountancy practice in the UK. He is a widely experienced business counsellor and advisor and has brokered many partnerships and agreements.

He has been at different times Deputy Chief Executive, Assistant Chief Executive as well as Director of Finance and Strategy in various organisations in the UK. He has managed or overseen many Business Development and Community Development projects.

He returned to Nigeria a few years ago to become the General Manager (GM) for Projects & Programmes, then General Manager for Human Capacity Development and later became Executive Director/CEO of a government owned development agency in Rivers State of Nigeria. The Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA), was responsible for implementing and managing various state-wide intervention projects to alleviate poverty such as Rivers State Government Funded Overseas Scholarships Programme (RSGOSP), building human and institutional capacities, regenerating and empowering communities.