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Program Chair, Business, AIU Houston
Professor Kola Sonaike is the department chair of business and professor of management at the Houston campus of American InterContinental University (AIU). He joined the University in January 2007.
After earning his first bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering, he joined ExxonMobil in 1977, continuing his career there for 29 years. While there, Professor Sonaike acquired bachelor’s degree in business administration, two master’s degrees in industrial & labor relations and business administration respectively, and a Ph.D. in Management.
Professor Sonaike held eight senior managerial positions at ExxonMobil within engineering, drilling, safety, health & environment (SHE), production operations, and capital projects. He was also the first African to be certified, in 1986, by the American Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
Since his voluntary retirement from ExxonMobil in 2006 to satisfy his long-term passion for academia, Professor Sonaike is earning a second doctoral degree in the field of Leadership and Organizational Behavior.
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