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Joachim Adenusi

Joachim Adenusi

PhD student

Research interests

  • Politics


Joachim Adenusi is a PhD student in the African Leadership Centre at King's College London. His research focuses on how engagement with the Risk-Leadership nexus impact on political leader’s influence in crisis situations regarding national development. Specifically, Joachim’s research seeks to interrogate how the presence of risk leadership (as decision-making tool) in the leadership process produces a leader’s effectiveness in terms of sustaining mutuality, exchange of influence and goal attainment (outcomes) in any society with regards to national development.

Joachim is a consummate and forward-thinking risk and strategic management professional who is passionate about helping organisations succeed through effective risk management.

He is a Chartered Insurer with The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), UK, certified fellow, trainer and a former executive director of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) UK, with over 25 years of risk, governance, and strategic management experience, spanning financial services, public and health sectors, manufacturing, consulting and academia. He has a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, postgraduate diploma in Actuarial Science at The Cass Business School, London and a Master’s in Risk Management from Glasgow Caledonia University, Scotland.


Thesis title: 'Risk, leadership and political crisis'

The twenty-first-century world faces a growing number of complex challenges and uncertainties. These include, for example, global pandemic such as COVID 19, geopolitical tensions between the United States of America, the Islamic Republic of Iran and North Korea, the United Kingdom’s Brexit, the rise of far-right movements in Europe, mass migrations as well as the impact of climate change and the accelerating pace of artificial intelligence.

These challenges are occurring simultaneously and at an exponential rate, putting pressure on the relationship between political leaders and citizens. This thesis looks to leadership studies for possible ways to address some of the questions posed by these seemingly inter-connected challenges. It investigates a case study of the Dapchi Girls Kidnap crisis situation in Nigeria between 2015 and 2019. It is seeking to interrogate how the consideration of risk influences the outcomes and relationships between political leaders and citizens in crisis situations. 

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