Lecturer II, Project Management Technology Department

Dr Leonard C. Raphael

Dr Leonard Chijioke Raphael

Lecturer II

B.Eng., MSc., PhD
Email: leonard.raphael@futo.edu.ng

Biography

Leonard is an internationally experienced Innovation Management, Project Management & ‘Information Communication Technology’ (ICT) professional through a progressive career spanning over 17 years in rapidly changing world-class telecommunications, financial and educational environment. Leonard is multi-lingual. His country experience includes; the United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Nigeria, and Nepal. He can be reached on Tel: +447424724121, Email: leonardraphael@yahoo.com

Qualifications
Courses Assigned to Teach
Experience
Research Interest

Academic Qualification

  • 08/1996 – 05/2001 B.Eng. Computer Engineering, Espoo-Vantaa Institute of Technology, Espoo, Finland
  • 08/2006 – 12/2010 M.Sc. ICT Entrepreneurship KTH, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 08/2005 – 10/2006 M.Sc. Computer Science (Networks and Distributed Systems) Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
  • 10/2012 – 06/2017 PhD in Fuzzy Front End of Innovation Management, Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom.

Courses Assigned to Teach

  • PRT 505 COMPUTER BASED PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • PRT 508 ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  • PMT 705 ENGINEERING DESIGN ANALYSIS I
  • MGT 819 BUSINESS POLICY AND LAW 
  • PMT 712 PROJECT COST ESTIMATION
  • MGT 826 ENTERPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Work Experience

  • 10/2019 – Presently Lecturer II in Project Management Technology Department, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
  • 06/2017 – Present Lecturer in Project & Innovation Management, University of Sussex, Brighton, England.
  • 01/2016 – 09/2017 Network Subject Matter Expert/Program Test Manager TATA Consultancy Services / Nationwide Building Society, Swindon, England.
  • 02/2012 – 05/2016 Executive Director Exploits Energy Limited, Lagos, Nigeria.
  • 12/2013 – 07/2014 ICT Consultant (Contractor – short term) Ericsson Ab, Lund, Sweden
  • 10/2006 – 10/2012 IP Configuration Manager TeliaSonera Ab, Stockholm, Sweden (Now renamed as Telia Company)
  • 01/2011 – 12/2011 IP Networks, Unit Head, ICT Ncell Pvt Ltd (Part of TeliaSonera), ICT Department, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • 11/2016 – 12/2016: Mentor – Durham University Open Innovation Future Learn Course MOOC.
  • 10/2013 – 03/2015: Part-time Module/seminar Teaching, Durham University Business School.
  • 03/2015 – 08/2015: Technical Leader/NPD Programme Test Manager – Aricent Technologies/Vodafone, UK.
  • 04/2003 – 09/2006 Data Communication Specialist – TeliaSonera Carrier Networks, Helsinki, Finland.
  • 07/2000 – 04/2003: Systems Specialists/Technical Support Engineer–TeliaSonera, Finland.
  • 06/1999 – 10/1999: Researcher and Technical Support, ICT – City of Kuopio Headquarters, ICT Department, Kuopio, Finland.
  • 05/1997 – 07/1997: Logistics Coordinator – Nurminen Heavy Oy, Jyvaskyla, Finland.
  • 01/2013 – 02/2013 Entrepreneurship Mentoring for Junior Secondary school pupils. St. Leonard Catholic School, Durham, UK.
  • 01/2013 – 02/2013 Volunteer presentation for school pupils at Beamish Primary
  • School – Co-operative Villas, Beamish Stanley, England.
  • 2014 Construction Volunteer at Slush 2014. Slush is the focal point for European start-ups and tech talent.

Research Interest

  • Innovation Management, New Product Development & Project Management.
  • Entrepreneurship, Value, Idea Creation & New Business Development.
  • IP Networks, ICT, Testing Management, and Telecoms Service Delivery.

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