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Kingsley Obiora takes over as Chairman of NEXIM Bank


The Deputy Governor, Economic Policy, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kingsley Obiora, has taken over as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM Bank). Obiora replaced Joseph Nnanna, who retired from NEXIM Bank board in February, 2020.

This was stated in a statement obtained by our correspondent signed Head, Strategy & Corporate Communications, NEXIM Bank, Taiwo Omidiji

The statement said that with this appointment, Obiora will provide leadership to a multidisciplinary team of professionals that constitute the board of the bank, towards ensuring that the bank achieves its mandate of promoting economic diversification and development of the Nigerian non-oil export sector.

The statement added that Obiora will bring to bear on NEXIM Bank his wealth of experience as a seasoned economist and technocrat, having joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) through the globally-competitive “Economist Program” in 2007 and worked in both the European Department as well as the Strategy, Policy and Review Department of the Fund.

On secondment from the IMF, Obiora served as Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan’s Chief Economic Adviser, from October 2011 to May 2014, and was also the Special Adviser on Economic Matters to the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, from June 2014 to July 2018.

A graduate of Economics from the University of Benin, Nigeria, Obiora also holds Masters and Doctorate degrees in Economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

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