A fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria and founding Senior Faculty of the Lagos Business School -Pan African University, he was Director of The Centre For Applied Economics at the Lagos Business School. He has served in Senior positions in government, as an Adviser to the President of Nigeria; the Private Sector, as Chief Operating Officer for Volkswagen of Nigeria, and in academia. His academic background covers a range from Policy Economics, Business Administration, and Political Science to Mass Communication.
He is an entrepreneur and has founded or co-founded companies that are active in fields including financial services, ICT, Media and Agriculture. He is a pioneer Entrepreneurship teacher at LBS and has been a scholar-in-residence at the Harvard Business School and the American University in Washington DC. He is the founder of the Centre for Values in Leadership; The Widow Support Centre and the Concerned Professionals. Professor Utomi has reached the top in several different endeavours. In his forties, Utomi has written several books and has been honoured by many Institutions and Professional bodies.