GlobalSource Partners’ Nigeria Country Analyst Dr. Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu is one of Nigeria’s premier economists and a former presidential candidate. In a career spanning public and private service, he has served at the highest institutional levels, formulating policy on macroeconomic, social and political issues, including helping steer the country through the 2008 financial crisis.
Dr. Moghalu is Chief Strategist of Sogato Strategies, a risk management and strategy consulting firm with offices in the United States, Switzerland and Nigeria. He is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Council on Emerging Market Enterprises (CEME) at The Fletcher School at Tufts University in Massachusetts.
Dr. Moghalu completed a five-year term as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, where he headed the Financial System Stability (FSS) Directorate. In that capacity, he oversaw the regulation and supervision of all the nation’s bank and non-bank financial institutions and led the development and implementation of reforms to enhance the stability of those institutions in response to the global financial crisis of 2008. He also led reforms of the payments system that created the policy environment for the dynamic growth of the fintech industry in the country. As a member of the Board of Directors, the Monetary Policy Committee and the Committee of Governors of the Central Bank, Dr. Moghalu was instrumental in the formulation of the country’s monetary policy. In addition, he was a member of the President of Nigeria’s Economic Management team.
Dr. Moghalu previously worked for the United Nations in political, legal and external affairs roles at duty stations in New York, Cambodia, Croatia, Rwanda, and Switzerland. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM), and was a member of the Boards of Directors of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).
Dr. Moghalu has written several books, including Emerging Africa: How the Global Economy’s ‘Last Frontier’ Can Prosper and Matter. He holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the London School of Economics and an MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where was Professor of Practice in International Business and Public Policy. He also holds an LL.B. from the University of Nigeria and an International Certificate in Risk Management from the UK Institute of Risk Management.