BrandArena: Managing Director of Quantum Global Research Lab appointed a member of Green Growth Knowledge Platform’s Advisory Committee

Thursday 18 December 2014

Managing Director of Quantum Global Research Lab appointed a member of Green Growth Knowledge Platform’s Advisory Committee

Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Steering Committee, the Global Green Growth Institute, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations Environment Program, and the World Bank, appoints Prof. Kevin Urama, Managing Director of QGRL a member of GGKP's Advisory Committee.

Nigerian born, Professor Kevin Urama, the distinguished academic and economist will shortly take a seat on the steering committee of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP). Recently appointed the Inaugural Managing Director of the groundbreaking Quantum Global Research Lab (QGRL) (, Professor Urama gained a First Class Honors degree and a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, a Master of Philosophy in Land Economy with a Distinction and a Ph.D., with a prize for the most outstanding thesis in economics and related subjects, from St. Edmund’s College of the UK’s University of Cambridge. 

He was named the Technology Executive of the Year by the Africa Technology Awards in 2012 and is an extraordinary and adjunct Professor at the School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University, South Africa and Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy, the University of Murdoch, Western Australia, respectively.  He is also a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and member of several intergovernmental and international scientific panels.

Founded by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the World Bank, the GGKP has a global partnership of over 30 international organizations, research institutes and think tanks. The GGKP helps to identify major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice and address those gaps by promoting collaboration and coordinated research; and using world-class knowledge management and communications tools to give practitioners and policymakers the analysis, guidance, tools and data necessary to support a green economy transition. Read more:

Welcoming the appointment Quantum Global Research Lab Founder Jean-Claude Bastos De Morais said,

“We are delighted for Kevin and proud of his appointment to this important advisory committee of this important global knowledge platform. He is a world class academic with a remarkable body of work; a man who embraces our vision of supporting African Sovereigns for sustainable investments and inclusive development, for the good of Africa, its people and the world in general”.

“I am especially pleased that Kevin’s news follows the announcement we made last week regarding the appointment of one of our pro-bono Advisory Board members, Dr CĂ©lestin Monga – another distinguished economist and academic –to a top UN role in Vienna.”

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