Ebiringa, Oforegbunam Thaddeus (PhD), is a Professor of Technology Management at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. He holds academic degrees in Project Management Technology, Banking & Finance and Financial Management; with a research focus on Technology Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Business Development strategies. He is a member of Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Amsterdam Society of Innovators and Social Entrepreneurs, International Society for Development and Sustainability, Japan and a fellow of Chartered Institute of Finance and Control of Nigeria. He has been actively involved a number of professional consultancies in Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and Informal sector ecosystem development strategy design for Imo and Abia States of Nigeria under the sponsorship of World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).
He has far-reaching administrative experience having held management responsibilities as departmental Co-ordinator of Postgraduate programmes; Deputy Director, Centre for Continuing Education, Head, Department of Project Management Technology, Research Associate, Centre for Research and International Development (CRID) FUTO and currently the Associate Dean, School of Management Technology, FUTO. He has over 45 top rank publications in internationally reference journals and over 12 commissioned technical reports.
He has meritoriously applied his expertise and experience in the co-ordination of industry partnerships agreements with a number of national and international organisations. In this regard for over ten years he has been the resident Faculty Adviser for Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) now enactus, Unilever Nigeria and Business day Brand Ambassadors’ programme at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. His impactful efforts at co-ordination of industry partnerships for students’ employability and enterprise development has been recognized by a number of national and international organisations and bodies such as Governing Council, Federal University of Technology, Owerri; Federal government of Nigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance under the YouWin programme, Coca-cola Africa Foundation, Zain-Africa (now Airtel), KPMG, UBA Foundation, FBN Plc, Interswitch Nigeria, First Hydrocarbon Nigeria, Teach-man-to-Fish, London and Unilever Nigeria.
Prof. Ebiringa was honoured as the most outstanding Academic Staff at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri in 2015 by the University Management.
He is a Christian, married with children.