Professor Chris Imafidon is adviser to the Monarchs, European and USA Governments, and leading industries. Reuters News describes him as "a legend". CNN refers to him as an "intellectual icon". The BBC and Sky News believes he is the patriarch of the "world's smartest family". He has won many awards and currently he is a professor who mentors Masters and PhD students in Cambridge. He was recently invited to head a special collaborative program with the University of Oxford. He also contributes to entrepreneurship training at Oxford's business School (Skill Centre, of Said Business School, University of Oxford). He currently runs special programs on accelerated learning with Professor William Maxwell (EdD Harvard) and has received invitations for a state-visit from the government of Montana (USA).
Professor Chris Imafidon is a UK-based Nigerian educationist, a world renowned scholar who serves as adviser to governments and eminent leaders in Europe. Professor Imafidon heads the Board of Directors, Excellence in Education Programme in the UK. He is a multi-award winning pioneer and researcher, he is widely regarded by leading experts and the media “as a world renowned scholar and has taught at leading universities such as Oxford (UK), Harvard (USA), and Cambridge (UK)”. The BBC and major media describe him as the “Patriarch of the brainiest family ever.
He has been visiting a professor to various American Universities, including Harvard, Cornell, Columbia, SUNY, Georgetown, Miami, LSU and has collaborated with current and past researchers at Yale University. He is a former head of the Management of Technology Unit at Queen Mary College, University of London. He has directed various Masters/PhD degree studies including various aspects of computer security and informatics. And he continues to mentor, supervise and act as Examiner for various PhD, and post-graduates students at Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Imperial College, UCL, and other institutions, Two years ago, during Dr Imafidon’s tenure of office as a board member, Woodford won a grant of two million pounds (£2,000,000.00) - the highest grant ever in its entire history. During the early stages of the web commercial usage, Dr Imafidon used internet based technologies to start an on-line publication which he pioneered as European Editor and generated about one million pounds (£1,000,000.00) in the first year. Earlier, building on the subject of his Masters’ thesis, Dr Imafidon attracted about one million pounds (£1,000,000.00) in equipment grant for a computerised study of the human eye.
Dr Imafidon has appeared on BBC TV News and SkyTV news to discuss learning, knowledge acquisition and education. He has been on National BBC and spoke on education and received huge cry from the public to be Secretary of State for Education. He and his students have been invited to appear on the Oprah TV Show (USA). He has mentored/taught students who became record breakers in all major exams. His mentees/students have been featured in all UK major media (Including BBC, ITV, Times, Guardian, Telegraph, The Mail, Standard, Mirror, and Sun), in Europe for excellent performance. His students and mentees have also been published by US TIME magazine, Financial Times, Forbes Magazine and have been invited to address NATO, and IEEE conferences. He acts as a training consultant to local and national government in IT and education. He has inspired a lot of his students who have become captains of top industries, or leaders in academia all over the world.
In 1992 he was an invited guest to 'Equinox' - a Canadian Radio programme which features eminent scholars and world renowned researchers to discuss the findings of his pioneering study. He has lectured in all the continents of the world from Africa, to Asia, to America and Europe. Dr Chris continues to attract numerous invitations from prestigious institutions in Europe, USA, Asia and Africa to speak at major conferences, seminars and universities. He has written or provided inspiration for hundreds of journal papers and books. He is the most cited author in aspects of scientific research. No doubt, Professor Chris Imafidon is the Chairman and Director of a privately owned Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre Limited based in Port Harcourt – Nigeria which its main objective is aimed at adding value to sustainable development initiatives tailored towards reducing poverty starting at the grassroots level. Capacity Development and Training: Entrepreneurial Development, Growth Strategies, Talent Management, Project Management and Consultancy for Small and Medium Scale Businesses.