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SHEBA, Babawande


NAME: Babawande Sheba
POSITION: Head of Department
FACULTY/DEPARTMENT: Energy, Procurement and Business Technologies
PHONE: +44 (0) 208 516 7800




Professional Biography

Professional Experience:

Baba is a scholar-practitioner with experiences in both education and consulting. Presently, he is the Head of Department for Energy, Procurement and Business Technologies at GSM London. In this role, he oversees a portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes whilst championing a number of strategic initiatives within the institution.

The portfolio of programmes under Baba’s leadership include Bachelor of Science programmes in Oil and Gas Management, App Development for Digital Business, Business Management & Information Technology, Computer Science, and Computer Science with Business Informatics; Master of Science programmes in Oil and Gas Management, and Procurement & Supply Chain Management; and MBA programmes in Energy & Sustainability, Digital Innovation, and Oil and Gas Management.

As well as being an Alumni of GSM London, Baba is educated at institutions including the University of Twente in the Netherlands, Kings College London (UK), University of Wales (UK), and University of Hull (UK).

Research Interests:

Baba’s primary research interest lies in the study of the links between corporate governance characteristics, corporate social responsibility disclosure, and firm performance. Other interest lies in management and governance studies in oil and gas, supply chains, and new technologies.

Teaching Interests:

Baba’s teaching interests are in the areas of: environmental, social and governance issues; strategy and management; project management; and information technology. Baba also supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students particularly those with interests in conducting a quantitative analysis.

Publication Activities:

Journal Articles:
Sheba, B. (2017). 'Revisiting the State of Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure in Nigeria'. Australian Academy of Accounting and Finance Review3(4), pp 179-188

Other Publications:

  • Sheba, B. (2015). 'Digital skills could make or break the UK'. Training Zone. Available at:
  • Sheba, B. (2015). 'Digital skills will make or break the UK'. HR Magazine. Available at:
  • Sheba, B. (Contributor) (2015) 'ACCA Global. Hope or Hype?' Student Accountant. Available at:
  • Sheba, B. (2014). 'News Analysis: Transparent Transactions'. ICSA Governance + Compliance. Available at:
  • Sheba, B. (Contributor) (2014) 'The Edge Debate. Is unlimited leave a good idea? Richard Branson has announced unlimited annual leave at Virgin - but will it work?' Edge Magazine. Available at:

Research and Consultancy:‚Äč

Baba is a director at Octagon Nest – a boutique consultancy specialising in education and business solutions with focus on project management training and consultancy, digital productivity for professionals and businesses, and consulting in oil and gas, governance, CSR, and supply chain management. Clients have included education establishments, corporate organisations, and independent societies. He is also a reviewer for the International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility – a Springer journal, while he is also member of the Board of Trustees of Ashanti-Akim Community Organisation (AACO), a non-governmental organisation which focuses on alleviating poverty in Ghana’s Ashanti Akim region through secondary education and micro-financing. 

Professional Affiliations / Roles:

Practitioner for Project Management "PRINCE2".
Member of the Energy Institute (MEI).
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).