A former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof Kingsley Moghalu, is set to deliver the Babcock University 2022 Convocation Lecture, the university has announced.
Moghalu who is president of the Institute for Governance and Economic Transformation (IGET) will speak on the convocation lecture, titled: “Knowledge, Vision, Passion and Innovation in the Context of Nigeria’s Development.”
The lecture will take place today, Wednesday, July 27 2022 at the Babcock University Amphitheatre in Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State at 10 am.
Moghalu is a Professor of Practice in international business and public policy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Boston, USA. He has also lectured at Harvard University, University of Oxford, Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, London School of Economics, and the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He was an Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford for the Michaelmas Term of 2021.
As a deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from 2009-2014, he led the implementation of banking and payment system reforms including digital payments and transactions on mobile phones, the introduction of the Bank Verification Number (BVN), and the introduction of Non-Interest (Islamic) Banking. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) and the Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC), and a member of the Boards of Directors of the CBN, Securities and Exchange Commission, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), and the Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia based Alliance forbFinacial Inclusion, as well as the Monetary Policy Committee of the CBN.
He recently served as Special Envoy of the United Nations Development Program on Post-Covid Development Finance for Africa. He previously worked in the United Nations System for 17 years in international security, nation-building, development finance and diplomatic assignments in New York, Cambodia, Croatia, Rwanda and Switzerland. He is the author of four books including the globally acclaimed Emerging Africa: How the Global Economy’s ‘Last Frontier’ Can Prosoer and Matter, published by Penguin Books in 2014 and assessed by the Financial Times in a book review as “the last word on the Africa Rising obsession”.