Ghanaian professor, Robert E. Hinson has been named interim vice-chancellor of the University of Kigali in Rwanda.
Since the school’s founding in 2013, he is the first Ghanaian to hold the role, even if only for a short time.
Professor Hinson was previously the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic at the University of Kigali, one of Rwanda’s major private higher education institutions.
Professor Hinson, who formerly served as the Head of the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the University of Ghana Business School, will serve as the interim vice-chancellor of the University of Kigali until a new substantive vice-chancellor is appointed.
He is a talented University Administrator who began his academic career in February 2003 and is currently regarded as Africa’s top Marketing Scholar in 2021.
Prof. Hinson has acted as an external examiner for various prestigious African and European universities for the past ten years.
According to Asaaseradio, the University of Kigali will designate a new substantive Vice Chancellor in the coming days.
Professor Hinson’s bio
Robert Ebo Hinson is a Professor at the University of Ghana Business School and the former Head of the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship.
He has been a marketing practitioner for 25 years, but began his career in the sector before moving into academia in 2003 and rising to the rank of professor.
Prof. Hinson has taught marketing, sales, social responsibility, and customer service to students and practitioners all throughout Africa and the world.
Prof. Hinson has a keen interest in research and was awarded the 2008 Emerati Highly Commended paper Award for a co-authored paper published in Corporate Governance, the 2009 Journal of African Business Best Paper Award, the 2010 Emerati Outstanding paper Award for a co-authored paper published in the Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing, and the Best Paper award in the Internation Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing in recognition of his research productivity.
He is also a Chartered Marketer with an MBA in Marketing from the University of Ghana, a DPhil in Marketing from the University of Ghana, and a PhD in International Business Economics from Aalborg University Business School in Denmark.
He has over a hundred scientific publications to his name, as well as a number of trade publications on a variety of topics.
He has edited/authored 15 books and has worked with universities in Africa, Europe, and North America in various roles.
Professor Hinson has advised, trained, and managed brands such as the Jospong Group of Companies, Allianz, Omni Media, Daewoo, The Enterprise Group, Golden Tulip Hotels, LG, Lufthansa, Mercedes Benz, Peugeot, Standard Chartered, Air Ivory, FedEx, Aganzi Condoms, and Databank, to mention a few.