President Muhammad Buhari
President Muhammad Buhari

FG Appoints Kingsley Obiora as Chairman NEXIM

Dr. Kingsley obiora has taken over as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM). Obiora replaces Dr. Joseph Nnanna, who retired from NEXIM Board in February, 2020.

With this appointment, Dr. Obiora will provide leadership to a multidisciplinary team of professionals that constitute the Board of NEXIM, towards ensuring that the Bank achieves its mandate of promoting economic diversification and development of the Nigerian non-oil export sector.

Obiora will bring to bear 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. Dr. Obiora served as Special Assistant to President Jonathan’s Chief Economic Adviser from October, 2011 to May, 2014 and was also the Special Adviser on Economic Matters to the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from June, 2014 to July, 2018.

Dr. Obiora is currently the Deputy Governor (Economic Policy), of the Central Bank of Nigeria, a position he occupied in March, 2020, having been appointed by the President and Commander- in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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.

The Managing Director/Chief Executive of NEXIM Bank, Abba Bello, welcomes him on behalf of the Board and the entire Management of the Bank, and wishes him a successful tenure in office.

Tayo Omidiji
Head, Strategy & Corporate Communications