Dr. James D. Rose Called to Serve God in Nigeria
- Employment: o President and Chairman, Christian Development Foundation (2000 to present). US entity (501(3)C) and Nigerian organizations established primarily to facilitate higher§ level Christian education in Nigeria, initially focused in Imala, Ogun State, Nigeria. Chairman, Imala land Development Foundation (ILDF), 25,000 acre project.§ Chairman, Africa Christian University Consortium§ Chairman, Providence Academy, Imala (Vocational, continuing ed, and University prep)§ o CEO, Bara Group, Nigeria (2016 to present) – businesses facilitating ILDF project. Aze Farming Ltd – Cassava and meat goat agribusinesses (production, garri processing,§ marketing, sales and distribution). Bara AgEquip Hire Ltd – Owns, operates and contracts large-scale farm equipment for§ sustainable land management including land clearing, contouring, soil prep, harvesting. PAAWA Farm Services Ltd – Leverages agribusiness professionals to provide state of the§ art sustainable farm planning, design, management and operation. o ExxonMobil engineer, manager and executive (1981 to 2015). Various Engineering§ & Commercial roles In USA for 14 years§ & 20 years as expat outside US (Nigeria, London, Venezuela, Nigeria, Singapore, China) Worked in Nigeria eight years, primarily as GM Commercial and Business Development.§ · Education: o PhD Leadership, Regent University, 2016 Dissertation: The Effect of American§ & Nigerian Culture on Antecedents of Ethical Leadership o MBA, Webster University, London, 1992 Co-authored text book: Corporate Environmental Management Strategy§ o BS Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1981, Magna Cum Laude Other:· o US citizen. o Married to Denise since 1981. o Two children: David (born 1984) and Katie (born 1982), six grandchildren.