o PhD International Relations – London School of Economics and Political Science
o MA International Relations – The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
o BL Barrister at Law – Nigerian Law School
o LLB Bachelor of Law – University of Nigeria, Nsukka
o International Certiﬁcate in Risk Management – Institute of Risk Management, UK
o Macroeconomics and Financial Sector Management – International Monetary Fund Institute, Vienna
o Leading Economic Growth – Harvard Kennedy School of Government
o Global Strategic Leadership – The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
o The Strategy Challenge – IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland
o Making Corporate Boards More Effective – Harvard Business School
o Several published books including:
o Build, Innovate and Grow: My Vision for Our Country (Ibadan: Bookcraft Africa, 2018)
o Bretton Woods: The Next 70 Years (co-author) (New York: Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee, 2015)
o Emerging Africa: How the Global Economy’s Last Frontier Can Prosper and Matter (Penguin Books, 2014)
o Banking on Reform: Financial Stability in a Post-Crisis World (forthcoming)
o Over 200 articles in leading journals and newspapers including Financial Times, USA Today, Washington Post, Central Banking Journal and the Fletcher Forum of World Affairs
o Regular guest lecturer and international keynote speaker
o He has lectured at the University of Oxford, LSE, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania
o He has Keynoted at forums including Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, South African Reserve Bank, Commerzbank, WIPO Ministerial Conference 2015, National Asset-Liability Management (Europe) Conference, Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars, Africa CEO Forum, World Affairs Council of Washington DC
o He is a frequent commentator on CNN TV, BBC World TV, Bloomberg TV, and CNBC
o Ofﬁcer of the Order of the Niger (OON), Nigerian national honour conferred by the President of Nigeria
o Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (FCIB)
o Rotary International Distinguished Service Award
o Numerous other awards and distinctions
o American Economic Association
o Institute of Risk Management (UK)
o Global Association of Risk Professionals
o Academy of International Business
o American Bar Association
o Nigerian Bar Association
o Founder, the Isaac Moghalu Foundation (IMoF) – education, human capital and social entrepreneurship-focused foundation in Nigeria
o Nationality: Nigerian
o D.O.B: 7 May, 1963
o Married, 4 children
Transformational leader, Professor of economic policy and international business at top U.S. graduate school of international affairs and Founder/CEO of a global private sector strategy ﬁrm, with business and risk advisory credentials, and a strong foundation of central banking, banking reform, international diplomatic service, global funds, government-advisory, law, ﬁnance, economic policy and development.
INSTITUTE FOR GOVERNANCE AND ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION FOUNDER & PRESIDENT – ABUJA: 2017 TILL DATE
o Head of think and do-tank focused on policy development on inclusive economic growth, leadership and governance in developing countries and emerging markets.
TUFTS UNIVERSITY – THE FLETCHER SCHOOL OF LAW AND DIPLOMACY DISTINGUISHED NON-RESIDENT FELLOW – BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, USA 2017 – DATE
TUFTS UNIVERSITY – THE FLETCHER SCHOOL OF LAW AND DIPLOMACY: PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY – BOSTON 2015 – 2017
o Appointed a full professor on track record of global career leadership distinction, scholarship, and policy inﬂuence.
o Taught the Economics and International Business (EIB) course: “Emerging Africa in the World Economy”.
o The course examined continental emerging market from the perspective of economic strategy and development, public policy and business environments, ﬁnance, foreign investment, innovation, entrepreneurship, and the comparative strategy, public policy and business environment of Asian economies.
o Led research in The Fletcher School’s Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC).
o Senior Fellow, Council on Emerging Markets Enterprises, The Fletcher School.
CENTRAL BANKING JOURNAL CONTRIBUTORY EDITOR – LONDON: 2016 TILL DATE
EDITOR/COLUMNIST ON CENTRAL BANKING FOR THE WORLD’S LEADING POLICY JOURNAL OF CENTRAL BANKING
OFFICIAL MONETARY AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS FORUM (OMFIF) SENIOR ADVISOR AND MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY BOARD – LONDON: 2014 TILL DATE
o Adviser, speaker and commentator to global network and think tank of economic and monetary policy experts, central banks, global asset management ﬁrms and other institutional investors.
SOGATO STRATEGIES S.A./LLC – RISK MANAGEMENT, GLOBAL INVESTOR STRATEGY ADVISORY
CEO – GENEVA/WASHINGTON DC: 2009 – 2017
o Established Sogato as a respected emerging market advisory ﬁrm encompassing business entry, expansion and risk strategy, legal and regulatory frameworks, corporate governance and macro-economic research.
o Successfully established and operated a ‘Societe Anonyme’ business in Switzerland and led a small global advisory team, leveraging referrals from professional contacts.
o Business dormant whilst engaged with Central Bank of Nigeria, now reactivated.
o Won ‘blue-chip’ mandates within 2 months of launching the business, including names such as Syngenta, UBS Wealth Management and the Government of Nigeria.
o Provided macroeconomic outlook and advisory services to several of the world’s leading asset management and private equity ﬁrms – Goldman Sachs, Actis, TPG, Eaton Vance and others.
COOKE ROBOTHAM LLP – INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM
PARTNER, WASHINGTON DC: 2015 – 2016
o Member of leadership team, driving global strategy development and expansion in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean for international law ﬁrm focusing on commercial, economic/ﬁnancial law, corporate governance, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and sovereign representation.
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA – T/O $30BN MONETARY AUTHORITY AND BANKING REGULATOR
DEPUTY GOVERNOR – FINANCIAL SYSTEM STABILITY, NIGERIA: 2009 – 2014
o Head hunted to stabilize and lead far-reaching reforms of the Nigerian banking system, following the global ﬁnancial crisis.
o Also served as Deputy Governor (Operations) and led strategy for national government banking policy, currency operations, external reserves management and payment systems reforms.
o Later returned to lead the Financial System Stability Directorate of the Central Bank of Nigeria, with oversight of systemic risk management in the ﬁnancial sector and continuing development of reforms.
o Led the regulation of 24 banks with assets of $15bn, plus 57 subsidiaries in 31 countries.
o Built regulatory frameworks for 5 development banks across Agriculture, Industry, Mortgage, Import / Export & Infrastructure sectors; supervised 84 mortgage institutions, 900 microﬁnance banks and 3000 ‘bureaux de change’.
o Developed ﬁnancial consumer protection framework.
o Introduced a new banking model, ring-fencing depositors’ funds from speculative trading.
o Introduced new governance & risk protocols and regulations for capital adequacy & liquidity ratios.
o Achieved price stability with single-digit inﬂation & tighter monetary policy.
o Introduced Quantitative Easing through innovative development ﬁnance interventions post-crisis, injecting liquidity and credit to stabilise the economy.
o Led the Bank’s development ﬁnance policy and initiatives to support SMEs, energy sector, and agricultural ﬁnance.
o Supervised the investment management of Nigeria’s external reserves by asset management ﬁrms.
o Drove payment reforms, accelerating mobile and ‘cashless’ banking within the ﬁnancial system.
o Led reform committee for the revitalization of the capital market.
o Drove corporate governance and organisational strategy as board member of the Central Bank and as NED or Chairman of boards of Securities and Exchange Commission, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, and the Nigerian Export-Import (NEXIM) Bank.
UNITED NATIONS: 1992 – 2008
MEMBER, REDESIGN PANEL ON THE UN INTERNAL JUSTICE SYSTEM – NEW YORK: 2006
o Blue-ribbon management reform panel appointed by UN Secretary General.
o On special assignment at the level of Under-Secretary-General, developed improved, comprehensive compliance, accountability regulatory and dispute resolution mechanism as a core part of UN organisational transformation.
GLOBAL FUND TO FIGHT AIDS, TB AND MALARIA – GENEVA T/O $20BN: PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCE FUND
DIRECTOR, HEAD OF GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS & RESOURCE MOBILISATION: 2002 – 2008
o Was head hunted to a new role, to raise funds and build public-private partnerships to combat epidemics of AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa, Asia, Latam & the Middle-East.
o Designed risk management framework for the management of the $20bn Global Fund’s assets, social investments, resource mobilisation and partnership activities.
o Negotiated innovative $300m sovereign debt-for-health swap between donor countries such as Germany and developing nations such as Indonesia, Kenya and Peru.
o Created and established strategic, multi-sector partnerships to support the Global Fund, such as Friends of the Global Fund, Africa and South Asia.
o Inﬂuenced G-8 policymakers at the Evian Summit in 2003 to pledge $1.2bn to the Fund
o Led high impact road shows on the Fund’s work to US Congress, UK Parliament, private sector and the Ambassadors of the 5 UN regional groups of countries.
LEGAL ADVISOR & SPOKESMAN – INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL FOR RWANDA – TANZANIA: 1997 – 2002
o Posted to bring the architects of the Rwanda genocide to justice.
o Negotiated legal cooperation agreements between the International Tribunal and UN member countries for the investigation, arrest and handover of high-level suspects.
o Communicated the Tribunal’s achievements via CNN, BBC and other global media.
POLITICAL ADVISOR TO HEAD OF MISSION – UN TRANSITIONAL ADMINISTRATION – CROATIA: 1996 – 1997
o Assigned to stabilise the Serb-held areas of Croatia (Eastern Slavonia) after the wars of the FYR, organising the return of Croat refugees and organising UN-supervised elections.
o Built a comprehensive strategic roadmap for the UN mission, preparing for and supervising elections in the Eastern Slavonia part of Croatia.
o Negotiated a breakthrough to the stalemate between Serbs and Croats on the Electoral Commission, leading to peaceful and successful elections.
POLITICAL AFFAIRS OFFICER – PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS – AFRICA DIVISION – NEW-YORK: 1993 – 1996
o Political analysis of conﬂicts in the UN’s remit, with reports for the UN Security Council.
o Participation in Secretary General’s Special Missions to Somalia, Angola and Rwanda.
HUMAN RIGHTS OFﬁCER – UN TRANSITIONAL AUTHORITY – CAMBODIA – PHNOM PENH: 1992 – 1993
o Investigation of human rights abuses and instilling of human rights to the establishment.
o Leading role as Electoral Ofﬁcer, supporting transition to local national government.
SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, SOUTH MAGAZINE (LONDON, UK), NORTH-SOUTH NEWS SERVICE (USA), AFRICA NEWS SERVICE (USA), AFRIKA VERLAG (GERMANY): 1989 – 1991
NEWSWATCH COMMUNICATIONS – PRINT MEDIA
GENERAL COUNSEL – LAGOS: 1988 – 1991
SHELL PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY OF NIGERIA
LEGAL OFFICER (NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE SCHEME – POSTING): 1987 – 1988