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Belinda Nwosu

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Belinda Nwosu
BornLusaka, Zambia
🏳️ NationalityNigerian
🏫 EducationUniversity of Southampton, United Kingdom; Manchester Metropolitan University; University of West London and University of Lagos.
💼 Occupation
Teaching faculty and Hospitality Consultant
🏢 OrganizationLagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University.
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Belinda Nwosu(also known as Dr. Belinda Nwosu) is a Nigerian academician and hospitality consultant.[1] Belinda serves as a faculty member at Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, where she teaches organizational behavior, conflict management, emotional intelligence, leadership development and change management.[2] She is a fellow and trustee of the Institute of Hospitality, United Kingdom.[3] Belinda has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry.[1][2] As a result of contribution to the tourism industry, she made the International Hospitality Institute (IHI) list of the Top 100 Most Powerful People in Africa, alongside Ngozi Ngoka, Joycee Awosika, and Daphne Spencer.[4][5]

In addition, Belinda is a member of the committee reviewing the Nigerian Tourism Development Authority Act of 2022 and the National Institute of Tourism Establishment Act, recently assented to as Tourism Laws by President Muhammadu Buhari.[6]


Belinda was born to a Zambian mother and a Nigerian father in Lusaka, Zambia.[1] She graduated from The University of Lagos with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and statistics and a bachelor's degree in hospitality management from Manchester Metropolitan University. Furthermore, Belinda earned a master's degree in hospitality management and a doctorate in business administration from the University of West London and the University of Southampton, respectively.[7]


In 2002, Belinda began her career in the hospitality industry as vocational education and training staff member at Wavecrest College of Hospitality in Lagos State. She was part of the pioneering academic team involved in the accreditation and operation of Wavecrest College, the first private Monotechnic in Nigeria to offer diploma in hospitality.[8] Over years, she progressed through the ranks, ultimately attaining the positions of senior lecturer and head of the academic unit. [9][2] In 2016, she transitioned to W Hospitality Group, where she served as a senior consultant responsible for human capital development, design, and assessment.[10] Currently, she has taken on a faculty role in the Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management department at Lagos Business School.[11][2][9]

Belinda, a Certified Hotel Industry Analyst at STR Global, serves in an advisory capacity with both the Association of African Women in Tourism and Hospitality and the Institute of Hospitality. Additionally, she volunteers as an advisor with the UK-based charity, Wonder Foundation, which is dedicated to empowering women and girls through quality education and access to good work.[4]

Selected Works[edit]

  • Nwosu, Belinda and Ogunyemi, Kemi. (2020). A View from the Top: Hotel HR Directors’ Perspectives of Sustainable HRM in Nigeria. In: Baum, T., Ndiuini, A. (eds) Sustainable Human Resource Management in Tourism. Geographies of Tourism and Global Change. Springer, Cham.
  • Nwosu, Belinda. (2016). A review of the hotel industry in Nigeria: size, structure, and issues", Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 8 No. 2, pp. 117-133.
  • Nwosu, Belinda and Ward, Trevor. (2016). The way forward: human capital development in the hotel industry in Nigeria.  Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 8 No. 2, pp. 235-240.
  • Nwosu, Belinda and Onah, G. (2016). The role of government in driving human capital development in the tourism industry in Nigeria: A case study of Cross River State", Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 8 No. 2, pp. 221-234.
  • Cecchi, M. and Nwosu, B. (2016). Human capital development: perspectives of an expatriate hotel manager in Africa. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 8 No. 2, pp. 207-210.
  • Nwosu, Belinda. (2014), Hospitality education: sustainable empowerment opportunities for Nigerian women. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 6 No. 1, pp. 62-76.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Telegraph, New (2021-05-15). "BELINDA NWOSU: Nigerian tourism has so much to offer but we choose to remain distracted". New Telegraph. Retrieved 2023-05-03.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Belinda Nwosu - Lagos Business School". Lagos Business School - Pan-Atlantic University. 2021-08-16. Retrieved 2023-05-03.
  3. "INSTITUTE OF HOSPITALITY - Charity 326180". Retrieved 2023-05-08.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Goldfischer, Emily (2023-02-03). "Meet Four Women Changing African Tourism". hertelier. Retrieved 2023-05-08.
  5. Today, See Africa (2023-03-11). "4 Women placing Nigeria tourism on the map". FurtherAfrica. Retrieved 2023-05-08.
  6. Koiki, Olusegun (April 2023). "NANTA President Head's FTAN Tourism Laws Review Committee". Independent Newspapers Limited. Retrieved 8 May 2023.
  7. "Belinda Nwosu | Southampton Business School | University of Southampton". Retrieved 2023-05-03.
  8. "BELINDA NWOSU: Nigerian tourism has so much to offer but we choose to remain distracted". New Telegraph. 2021-05-15. Retrieved 2023-05-08.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Belinda Nwosu, FIH". WONDER Foundation. Retrieved 2023-05-08.
  10. "Belinda Nwosu | Southampton Business School | University of Southampton". Retrieved 2023-05-08.
  11. Olapade, ‘Wale (2023-04-23). "Kayode, Jafiya, core stakeholders for 2023 IHTEF conference". Tribune Online. Retrieved 2023-05-08.

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