Professor Charles Egbu who hails from Abatete in Idemili Local Government Area of Anambra State is the first black professor to head a university in United Kingdom.
He supervises post-doctoral students and doctoral (PhD) students in varied areas of Project and Programme Management, Strategic Management in Construction, Sustainable Development as well as in Innovation and Knowledge Management.
He is an author of 15 books in Construction Management, Knowledge Management, Sustainable Development, Refurbishment Management, and Health & Safety in Construction.
He was the Chair of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM: 2010 – 2012). He is a Visiting Professor to a number of Universities in Europe, Africa, and Asia. He has supervised over 25 PhD students, and examined over 50 PhD candidates world-wide.
He has also acted as an External Examiner to many undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in many universities all over the world.