Ogun, Nigeria

Angelicus-M. Onasanya


P. O. BOX 28856


D.B.A., Nova University, Business Administration, 1981

Certificate of Fellow, CAES, Mass. Institute of Technology, 1977

MSM, Arthur D. Little, MEI, 1976

B.Sc. [Hons], University of Ibadan, 1971


Prof. Angelicus-M. Onasanya was born of Ijebu educator parents at Ushi-Ekiti on May 31st, 1948. Upon finishing his primary education at St. Augustine's School in Ijebu-Ode, he attended Olu-Iwa College (later Adeola Odutola College) from where he obtained both his WASC and HSC certificates. He proceeded to the University of Ibadan in 1968 and graduated in May of 1971. He pursued all of his graduate studies in the United States .

A proven and articulate leader, Prof. Onasanya was a Prefect and Commandant of the Red Cross Society at his college, Vice-President of the University Of Ibadan Students' Union , and one of Nigeria's 3 representatives at the UN Students Association Summer Camp in Scotland in 1969 .


Prof. Onasanya has taught at every conceivable level of education with distinction. He served as the Head of the Economics and Social Studies Department at Solomon Gbadebo High School, Iperu-Remo and has taught Management and Business Administration courses at both undergraduate and graduate institutions since obtaining his doctorate in business administration degree in 1981. In addition to his teaching activities, he has also served as a consultant to several businesses and as Head of Department and Program Coordinator for a business degree program.


Prof. Onasanya has worked in several capacities. As President, of USA/Africa Trade Ventures, he had total responsibility for the formation and operation of the organization that promotes trade and other mutually beneficial relationships between African and US business organizations. As the Organizing Consultant, for a proposed 1990 USA/Africa Trade Exposition , Prof. Onasanya had project management responsibilities including the development, planning, organization and implementation of all aspects of the Exposition, which was developed to promote trade and economic development activities and opportunities between the United States and the participating African countries. He worked extensively as a founding Consultant/International Trade Specialist for the Small Business Development Center & The Rhode Island Export Assistance Center, at Bryant College, in Smithfield, RI. As Vice President of Jubilee National Collaborative, Inc . Prof Onasanya assisted with policy formulation, program planning and development, and project implementation with this non-profit organization that promotes minority and inner city community development. His activities were concentrated in the areas of community economic and business development. He also participated in and addressed several conferences and seminars in these areas. He was a Senior Partner at Wood, Taylor & Onasanya Associates International, Inc. where he had responsibility for assignment procurement for this management consulting organization that that specialized in business and community development projects. He organized and led a number of seminars and conferences and prepared client reports.

Ariel-O International, Inc was Prof. Onasanya first attempt at entering the world of business. As President/Owner, he managed the operation of this international management consulting and publishing company. He supervised the successful implementation of international assignments and the publishing of a number of publications including "The Nigerian News," the first newspaper to be published by Nigerians for Nigerians in the U.S.

Prof. Onasanya also spent a brief period working for the Nigerian government. He was an Assistant Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Industries where he worked in the Administrative and Small Scale Industries Divisions. In his responsibilities as the ministry's Training Officer , he was responsible for the planning and design of the ministry's management development and training programs in addition to other general administrative duties and service on a number of important national boards including; The Federal Tenders Board, The Industrial Training Fund, National Tourism & Hotels Board, the Industrial Research Council of Nigeria, etc His work in the Small Scale Industries Division involved the introduction of the Small Scale Industries Credit Scheme, the administration of the existing Industrial Development Centers and the planning of new ones. He worked in the Federal Commissioner for Industries' Office and accompanied him on overseas trips and meetings on the ministry's projects. He also, served as the Officer-in-Charge of the ministry's Branch Office in Kaduna, which had responsibility for the then six northern states.


Prof. Onasanya has been involved in various aspects of his community some of which are listed as follows:

Producer & Director, "African Periscope," a weekly television community affairs program for the Rhode Island African community on Rhode Island Cable Interconnect Network.

Past President, The Nigerian Community of Rhode Island , the organization of Nigerians resident in the State of Rhode Island.

National Patron , Nigeria Football Supporters Club, USA.

President, African Anvil Enterprises, Inc., a non-profit organization that promotes the discussion of issues related to Africa and performances and exhibitions by contemporary African artists.

Vice-President & Events Coordinator, Monomono from Africa, Inc., a non-profit organization that features the works, performances and exhibitions by traditional African artists.

Recipient of the Rosa Parks Medallion for Community Service .

Member, Knights of Columbus , Adams Assembly and Past Trustee of RI Council 45.

Former Member, Advisory Board , Office of Black Catholics, Diocese of Providence.

Past-Member, Planning Committee , RI Labor & Ethnic Heritage Festival, Rhode Island Institute for Labor Studies.


Prof. Onasanya is a member of the New Hampshire International Trade Association , the American Society for Training & Development and he has developed interest in the areas of International business management and trade development, entrepreneurship and small business management, project management and international marketing.


He is widely traveled on business and international consulting assignments in Europe, Africa, and the United States. Prof. Onasanya is married with children, in excellent health and an avid and enthusiastic sportsman.


Dr. Leslie Straub
Chairperson, Dept. of Anthropology
Providence College
Providence, RI 02918
(401) 865-2125
Prof. Pesi Amaria
Chair, Dept. of MIS
Salem State College
Salem, MA
(978) 542-6632
His Excellency, T. Oseni, Esq.
Consulate General of Nigeria
828 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10017
(212) 850-2200
Mr. Raymond Fogarty
Director, RI Export Assistance Center
Bryant College
Smithfield, RI 02917
(401) 232-6407
Mr. Gene Booth
Executive Director
RI Commission for Human Rights
10 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-2661
Ms. Ellen Stowers
Director of Liberal Studies
Hesser College
3 Sundial Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103
(603) 668-6660
Prof. Joseph F. Aiyeku
Chair, Dept. of Marketing
Salem State College
Salem, MA
(978) 542-6634
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