Professor Kingsley Moghalu, OON

In a distinguished global career spanning three decades, Kingsley Moghalu’s leadership has made transformative impact across multiple domains including economic policy, banking and finance, development, academia, entrepreneurship, governance, law, and international diplomacy.

Kingsley Moghalu is the President of Sogato Strategies LLC, a global strategy, investment and public policy advisory firm with headquarters in Washington DC and Abuja. He is also a Distinguished Non-Resident Fellow at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Boston, USA where he served on the full-time faculty as Professor of Practice in International Business and Public Policy from 2015-2017.

He served as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeriafrom 2009-2014, appointed by President UmaruYar’Adua. Dr. Moghalu led the execution of far-reaching reforms of the banking sector that managed systemic risk and stabilized Nigeria’s financial system after the global financial crisis of 2008. He also led the introduction of payment system reforms including the Bank Verification Number (BVN), and the asset management of Nigeria’s external reserves. Dr. Moghalu previously had a 17-year career in the international civil service of the United Nations, rising from entry level officer to the highest UN career rank of Director.

He was educated at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he obtained his Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.), The Fletcher School at Tufts University (M.A.), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (LL.B.), and the Institute of Risk Management in London, UK. He is also an alumnus of executive education programs at Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School, Wharton, IMD, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Institute.

Professor Moghalu is the author of several books including Emerging Africa: How the Global Economy’s Last Frontier Can Prosper and Matter, and Build, Innovate and Grow. His opinion commentaries have appeared leading global media such as Financial Times, The Guardian of London, Washington Post, and South China Morning Post, and he has been a frequent commentator on global economy on CNN Television, BBC World TV, and Bloomberg TV.

He is the recipient of several honors including the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) conferred on him by the President of Nigeria in 2012, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (FCIB), and the Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) from the Anambra State University.